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Rebecca Bloomwood just hit rock bottom. But she's never looked better... Becky Bloomwood has a fabulous flat in London's trendiest neighborhood, a troupe of glamorous socialite friends, and a closet brimming with the season's must-haves. The only trouble is that she can't actually afford it - not any of it.
Her job writing at Successful Savings not only bores her to tears, it doesn't pay much at all. And lately Becky's been chased by dismal letters from Visa and the Endwich Bank - letters with large red sums she can't bear to read - and they're getting ever harder to ignore.
She tries cutting back; she even tries making more money. But none of her efforts succeeds. Becky's only consolation is to buy herself something...just a little something...
Finally a story arises that Becky actually cares about, and her front-page article catalyzes a chain of events that will transform her life - and the lives of those around her - forever.
Sophie Kinsella has brilliantly tapped into our collective consumer conscience to deliver a novel of our times - and a heroine who grows stronger every time she weakens. Becky Bloomwood's hilarious schemes to pay back her debts are as endearing as they are desperate. Her "confessions" are the perfect pick-me-up when life is hanging in the (bank) balance.
This book is also known as The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic.
©2001 Sophie Kinsella (P)2002 Recorded Books
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"Hilarious...hijinks worthy of classic I Love Lucy episodes." (USA Today)
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5 out of 5 stars
By M. on 08-26-03

shopaholic fun fun fun

This is an amazingly funny book, I had tears coming down my face from laughing so hard. Mainly because I find myself doing the same types of things that the wonderful charachter Becky Bloomwood does to get out of debt. Positively fabulous! If you thought Bridget Jones' Diary was funny, wait until you read/hear Shopaholic.

Enjoy.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Heather on 03-19-09

What a fun read!

I am not into Chick Lit, but this book was great. The book is quirky, fresh, fun, humorous and has great characters. Emily Gray, the narrator, did an amazing job too. She really got the voice of our main character Becky down perfect. I would definitely recommend this book.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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4 out of 5 stars
By Katie on 01-24-11

Enjoyable and Funny

The story of Shopaholic is enjoyable and light hearted.
Most of the way through it's very funny, though it has to be admitted, it's very silly at the same time. And as Becky spun her harmless lies and headed into scrape...after scrape... after scrape, I found myself laughing!

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4 out of 5 stars
By MigratingFishSwim on 08-11-17

Enjoyable light fiction

Interesting set-up for the rest of the series. Likeable heroine.
Very refreshingly, it's the main character's experience and development that form the bulk of the novel, with romance playing a smaller part than most chick lit. This means things aren't predictable, and female friendship, and creativity, are much more to the fore. I'll definitely be reading more Shopaholic
Narration could have been more nuanced, I'd give it 7/10 overall

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5 out of 5 stars
By Bec on 07-08-15

Sophie Kinsella is chick lit queen

This was a reread for the millionth time but first time on audiobook and Emily Gray was fantastic. You really felt the book along with her.
Such a great and different experience and also great to listen to whilst driving to and from work :)
Can't wait to continue the series on audiobooks.

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