Millions of readers have come to adore New York Times best-selling author Sophie Kinsella8217;s irrepressible heroine. Meet Becky Bloomwood, America8217;s favorite shopaholic8212;a young woman with a big heart, big dreams8230;and just one little weakness.Becky 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 it8212;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 the bank8212;letters with large red sums she can't bear to read8212;and they're getting ever harder to ignore. She tries cutting back. 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 life8212;and the lives of those around her8212;forever. Sophie Kinsella has brilliantly tapped into our collective consumer conscience to deliver a novel of our times8212;and a heroine who grows stronger every time she weakens. Becky's hilarious schemes to pay back her debts are as endearing as they are desperate. Her quot;confessionsquot; are the perfect pick-me-up when life is hanging in the (bank) balance.
Rebecca is a chic young Londoner who can't stop shopping. When she gets in deeply over her head, three men appear in her life: Derek, from a collection agency; Tarquin, her roommate's wealthy cousin, whom Rebecca hopes will propose marriage and bail her out; and Luke, a sleazy financial guru.
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- Dell Pub Co
- January 20, 2009
- January 20, 2009
- Sophie Kinsella