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Confessions. of a Shopaholic (Shopaholic Series) [Paperback] (Confessions of a Shopaholic)

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But Becky still adores the traditions of Christmas: Her parents hosting, carols playing on repeat, her mother pretending she made the Christmas pudding, and the neighbors coming ’round for sherry in their terrible holiday sweaters. I had to know what else the silly little spendthrift was going to get herself into and of course, eventually out of. What she doesn't factor into the calculation is that she doesn't particularly enjoy visiting museums, in fact, this is her first ever (and probably last) visit.

All used books might have various degrees of writing, highliting and wear and tear and possibly be an ex-library with the usual stickers and stamps.I think that if Rebecca had grown into a miraculously responsible woman, totally transformed, changing her expending ways into frugality, I would have been bored. The book was far less cutesy than the movie as it made Rebecca (the main character) a dislikable character at first.

I read the first four books of the series when I was in my early teens so couldn’t relate to Becky AT ALL, but was addicted all the same! I've been slowly reading The Love Songs of W E B Du Bois for awhile now and I'm "enjoying" it but GOD! I would imagine that there are lots of women who feel that their purchases somehow make them unique. 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.so me being me took out all her books and started organizing them, then I found 2 copies of THIS book and she just went— "here. But she really hopes to become a personal stylist—Sage’s personal stylist—if only Luke would set up an introduction. Becky, to me, is a spunky heroine, and I just ate up these first few series installments (later on in the series, her antics became too intolerable for me - around book IV or V). It reminds of humans I know, who choose to lead the most dramatic, self indulged, objectified, diva lifestyle.

In fact, it took so long to drive this to an interesting point, I nearly lost interest (which, considering how short this book is, says a lot). I went into this book expecting it to be just like the movie (which, by the way I love), but it might as well have been a completely different story. So, her prideful continuous description of these clothes she "owned" and was in debt for became ridiculous. Confident, single and happily living in des-res Fulham with her best friend Suze, she's a financial journalist who spends her days writing articles advising other people on the importance of budgeting and prudent investing.But then an unexpected disaster threatens her career prospects, her relationship with Luke, and her available credit line. If I ever read another review of a book like this on how "sad it was beneath the surface" all I have to say is how sad you are beneath the surface. Becky’s sister demands a vegan turkey, her husband insists that he just wants aftershave (again), and little Minnie needs a very specific picnic hamper: Surely Becky can manage all this, as well as the surprise appearance of an old boyfriend–turned–rock star and his pushy new girlfriend, whose motives are far from clear.

Until her neighbors get in a bit of a financial mess by Rebecca's advice, and she turns out to have a little brain. As of March 6, 2009, the film holds an average score of 38, based on 30 reviews on the web site Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics. This is my third Kinsella book, and so far the women are always complete idiotic dip-shits that only barely manage to bumble through their careers while managing to make an ass of themselves at every turn. Her crazy schemes to make extra money, like homemade potholders to sell but never following thru on is a page out of my life. And lately Becky’s been chased by dismal letters from the bank—letters with large red sums she can’t bear to read.

Well this book is a masterclass in light-comedy tongue-firmly-in-cheek modern woman storytelling, I kid you not! I have a great sense of humor, and usually find many things funny that I probably shouldn't, but this wasn't funny to me. Deep spirals of debt don't touch her very real compulsion because of the avoidance and rationalizations that come so easily to her.

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