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.
Praise for Sophie Kinsella and "Confessions of a Shopaholic"
"A hilarious tale . . . hijinks worthy of classic "I Love Lucy "episodes . . . too good to pass up."--"USA Today"
"Kinsella's Bloomwood is plucky and funny. . . . You won't have to shop around to find a more winning protagonist."--"People"
"If a "creme brulee "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.
About the Author
Some people say I think like a child. Well, as a children's book author, I don't think that's such a bad thing. In school, when I was about 11, there were four of us who hung out together. We liked to listen to old-time jazz, play mah jong and walk in the country. The other girls thought we were weird and laughed at us. Sometimes it hurt but at least we had each other. Children can be so unkind. I hope that through Tizzy, a few kids at least might stop and think before teasing someone just because they're different. A J Oliver
"Too good to pass up."—USA Today
From the Paperback edition.