Confessions of a Shopaholic (Shopaholic, Book 1) by Sophie Kinsella

By Sophie Kinsella

Rebecca Bloomwood simply hit all-time low. yet she's by no means regarded better....

Becky Bloomwood has a superb flat in London's trendiest local, a troupe of glamorous socialite associates, and a closet brimming with the season's must-haves. the single hassle is that she can't truly have the funds for it—not any of it.

Her activity writing at winning reductions not just bores her to tears, it doesn't pay a lot in any respect. And in recent years Becky's been chased by means of dismal letters from Visa and the Endwich Bank—letters with huge purple sums she can't endure to read—and they're getting ever more durable to disregard.

She attempts reducing; she even attempts making more cash. yet none of her efforts succeeds. Becky's in basic terms comfort is to shop for herself anything ... a little something....

Finally a narrative arises that Becky truly cares approximately, and her front-page article catalyzes a series of occasions that may remodel her life—and the lives of these round her—forever.

Sophie Kinsella has brilliantly tapped into our collective customer moral sense to bring a singular of our times—and a heroine who grows greater at any time when she weakens. Becky Bloomwood's hilarious schemes to pay again her accounts are as endearing as they're determined. Her "confessions" are the proper pick-me-up while lifestyles is putting within the (bank) stability.

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