Confessions of a Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella

Confessions of a Shopaholic

By Sophie Kinsella

  • Release Date: 2001-02-06
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 157 Ratings)

Book Details Summary

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Sophie Kinsella's Wedding Night.

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.

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  • Confessions of a Shopaholic

    4
    By cr_sound
    What a great escape from daily life
  • Cute, but some minor complaints

    3
    By boysinabooth
    I had watched the movie before I even knew this was based on a book! The two are complete opposites, so don't think that you'll get the whole experience by reading one and not watching the movie or vise versa. The book was cute, but it fell flat in some places. There is really childish dialogue, some overuse of adverbs, and a bit of cliches. Overall, it is a quick read if you are looking for some time to burn.
  • Mindless dribble

    2
    By Badmimi#1
    But, I wasn't looking for another epic novel,just kinda mindless reading which it was. Kinda book just to slow ur day down,not get worked up and have to see what happens next & all worked up and stay up too late reading or not being able to put down. Just fun mindless read.
  • Pleasantly surprised

    4
    By LilSusieLu
    I was pleasantly surprised with this book. You will laugh over and over at her ways of coping with her bills... This is a good first book.. I plan on reading the other books in the series.. 😃
  • Get it!!!

    5
    By Pwede!
    Have you ever laughed so hard it hurt?! That's what you will experience with this book. The main character is pleasantly naive it's endearing! You'll just fall in love with this series. That you iBooks for adding Sophie Kinsella!