“A hilarious tale . . . hijinks worthy of classic I Love Lucy episodes . . . too good to pass up.”—USA Today
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, she can’t actually afford it—not any of it. Her job writing at Successful Saving magazine not only bores her to tears, it doesn’t pay much at all. And lately Becky’s been chased by dismal letters from the bank—letters with large red sums she can’t bear to read. She tries cutting back. But none of her efforts succeeds. Her 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.
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Sophie Kinsella’s Shopaholic to the Stars.
Praise for Sophie Kinsella and Confessions of a Shopaholic
“Kinsella’s Bloomwood is plucky and funny. . . . You won’t have to shop around to find a more winning protagonist.”—People
“If a crème brûlée could be transmogrified into a book, it would be Confessions of a Shopaholic.”—The Star-Ledger
“A have-your-cake-and-eat-it romp, done with brio and not a syllable of moralizing. . . . Kinsella has a light touch and puckish humor.”—Kirkus Reviews
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Sophie Kinsella’s Shopaholic series is so fun and relatable—if you enjoyed the movie starring Isla Fisher, you’ll love the novels. In the first book of the series, financial journalist Rebecca Bloomwood is in the middle of a quarter-life crisis: She’s bored at work, single, and drowning in debt from too many cappuccinos and designer outfits. Confessions of a Shopaholic is driven by Rebecca’s delightfully neurotic inner monologues as she schemes to escape the lie she’s living, fix her financial woes, and find her passion. Though we were dying to cut up her credit cards, Rebecca’s endearing frankness makes her a heroine we just had to root for.
Add this aptly titled piffle to the ranks of pink-covered girl-centric fiction that has come sailing out of England over the last two years. At age 25, Rebecca Bloomwood has everything she wants. Or does she? Can her career as a financial journalist, a fab flat and a closet full of designer clothes lessen the blow of the dunning letters from credit card companies and banks that have been arriving too quickly to be contained by the drawer in which Rebecca hides them? Although her romantic entanglements tend toward the superficial, there is that wonderful Luke Brandon of Brandon Communications: handsome, intelligent, the 31st-richest bachelor according to Harper's and actually possessed of a personality that is more substance than style. Too bad that Rebecca blows it whenever their paths cross. Will Rebecca learn to stop shopping before she loses everything worthwhile? When faced with the opportunity to do good for others and impress Luke, will she finally measure up? Rebecca is so unremittingly shallow and Luke is so wonderful that readers may find themselves rooting for the heroine not to get the man--although, since Shakespeare's time, there's rarely been any doubt concerning how romantic comedies will end. There's a certain degree of madcap fun with some of Rebecca's creative untruths; when she persuades her parents that a bank manager is a stalker, some very amusing situations ensue. Still, this is familiar stuff, and Rebecca is the kind of unrepentant spender who will make readers, save those who share her disorder in the worst way, pity the poor bill collector.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Confessions of a Shopaholic
What a great escape from daily life
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!
All time Favorite
This was my favorite book for years and the book that sparked my reading interest.