THE BESTSELLING NOVEL BY STEVE MARTIN
IS NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
Mirabelle is the "shopgirl" of the title, a young woman, beautiful in a wallflowerish kind of way, who works behind the glove counter at Neiman Marcus "selling things that nobody buys anymore..."
Mirabelle captures the attention of Ray Porter, a wealthy businessman almost twice her age. As they tentatively embark on a relationship, they struggle to decipher the language of love--with consequences that are both comic and heartbreaking. Filled with the kind of witty, discerning observations that have brought Steve Martin critical success, Shopgirl is a work of disarming tenderness.
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Hard to turn off!
This book is very well written. It is exactly what I expected from Steve Martin.
Very Good Story
I enjoyed the book. Steve Martin is a joy to listen to. At times I did get lost because he woud jump into a scene, but that is not too bad. His understanding of male and female emotions and thoughts is uncanny. Enjoyed every minute of it. I just wished it was longer.
Wasn't so crazy about this one
While I was very impressed by Steve Martin's insight and would look forward to reading more of his work. Who would have thought he was so deep! I was more than a little "creeped out" by the main relationship in the book and the picture that continually pops unintentionally into mind of Steve Martin actually performing the scenes described. (I have not seen the movie) I know that perhaps it was a realistic view of relationships of imperfect people in an imperfect world I still hold to the belief that in my literature I WANT the characters to be attractive or charming or something. I didn't find myself rooting for anyone to end up together in the end just rooting for the end. Just my opinion obviously.