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Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; Reprint edition (April 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312348231
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312348236
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #899,414 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Light and breezy as a pair of summer sandals, this chick lit about four very different women drawn into friendship by their shared love of fine footwear makes for perfect beach listening. Orlagh Cassidy doesn't create actual character voices per se, but she does differentiate her voice to make it clear who is speaking: a cool, confident, well-spoken tone for political wife Helene; a timid, self-deprecating voice for shy Jocelyn; a snappish, demanding tone for Jocelyn's snobbish and unreasonable employer. Cassidy's warm and expressive narration brings out the likability of the characters and will have listeners hooked on their humorous ups and downs.
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From Booklist

In this entertaining novel set in Washington, D.C., three very different women are brought together by a shared passion: shoes. They meet once a week to trade Manolos and Maglis, but soon they rely on each other for much more. Lorna, a debt-ridden waitress, founded the group to curb her destructive shopping sprees. Helene, a senator's trophy wife, attends to escape her loveless marriage and the banality of high-society life. Sandra, an overweight phone-sex operator, hopes the group can help cure her agoraphobia. They're joined by Joss, a young nanny, who doesn't care about shoes but needs a place to avoid her demanding boss. The four women become fast friends, trusted advisors, and eventually business partners. Readers will root for these four plucky women. Like the designer shoes that pepper its pages, this book is pleasing and stylish. This frothy confection is sure to fly off the shelves this summer. Aleksandra Kostovski
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More About the Author

Beth Harbison is the New York Times bestselling author of "Shoe Addicts Anonymous", "Hope in a Jar", and more. Her latest book is "Always Something There to Remind Me", a poignant look at first love and the eternal question "what if...?" She currently splits her time between Washington, DC and New York City.

Customer Reviews

They are both great books and fun to read!
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The characters were fun.... but the plot was a little ridiculous and quite frankly, a little silly.
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The characters are so real and each are in a situation that can be related to.
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19 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Tina on June 12, 2007
Format: Hardcover
After reading the preface of this book I thought "this sounds a little corny - but whatever". I am so glad that I picked it up. While there is lots of talk of shoes (never quite understood the fascination myself) - this book turned out to be a little treasure.

The writing is honest and crisp. The main characters - while all flawed are all likeable and entertaining and there is even a little bit of a "spy" angle (very small, but funny).

The biggest surprise for me was that although it is a chick lit book, this bok was written with warmth and humor and comes across as a sensitive understanding of women and what we go through.

EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By CoffeeGurl HALL OF FAME on June 25, 2008
Format: Paperback
Lorna Rafferty is addicted to shoes. So addicted, in fact, that she is knee-deep in credit card debts. The bank's assistant manager has made it his personal mission to try to help her out with her debts. But with her waitress job and limited budget, not to mention her newfound obsession with eBay, she doubts she'll be able to kick her habit any time soon. Helene Zaharis is also addicted to designer shoes. In fact, they are her lifeline. Retail is the only form of therapy that works with her insufferable life with a senator husband who has an eye for the presidency. His cheating ways are no secret to her. How will her life change when her husband suddenly takes away her credit cards? And who's following her all over town and why? She has secrets she doesn't want revealed -- for the sake of her husband's political career as well as her own need to keep the past at bay. Sandra Vanderslice hates the outdoors -- hence her lucrative job as a phone sex operator. It helps buy her beautiful designer shoes. But is she happy with the status quo, especially when she is reacquainted with an attractive former high school friend? The rubenesque shoe lover will want to change her life. And Jocelyn Bowen doesn't care either way about shoes, but when she discovers Shoe Addicts Anonymous, it is the perfect escape from her nanny job from hell. As it happens, it is Lorna who begins Shoe Addicts Anonymous by placing an online ad, a meeting where women who share the same shoe size (7 ˝) can get together and exchange shoes. Little does she know that starting that little group is the best thing that could happen to her and to the three women who show up to the meetings.

This is a great, addictive read. I couldn't put it down and enjoyed it to the max.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By K. Hill on May 5, 2008
Format: Paperback
I bought this book to read while waiting for my sister to come out of surgery. I needed something to take my mind off of my worries and, I gotta tell you, this book 'fit the bill.' Although it is not a serious tome, it was, however, a 'Calgon-Moment' for me. Light-hearted, clever and the participants don't take themselves or their problems too seriously. It is worth the laugh, plus reminds me of the various excuses that I, myself, have used to shop; along with the resultant "Shopper's Remorse!!" Thank you Beth Harbison and I will watch for your next installment: "Secrets of a Shoe Addict" thanks for the entertainment.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By JJ Stark VINE VOICE on July 11, 2007
Format: Hardcover
As a lover and collector of handbags, I can totally identify with all four of the main characters in SHOE ADDICTS. This was the most enjoyable book I've read in a long time. Fun, light and fast - this is the perfect book to take to the beach, poolside, the park, vacation or anytime you want to escape from everyday life. Funny, uplifting and sometimes touching, this is not just the story about four shoe addicts (well it is, but there's more to the story than just shoes!), but rather a story of friendship. Told from the point of view of all four main characters, the book moves along at a nice pace with each of the stories weaving in and out from one another. Readers get to know each character individually and learn what is missing from each of their lives that causes them to take up a love of shoes. Although it is their mutual love of shoes that brings them together, they soon discover that they're not alone in their feelings of loneliness, sadness and dissatisfaction. Together they fill that void that's missing in each of their lives, and ultimately find peace and happiness, and more importantly, satisfaction with their lives.

I really liked this book a lot and highly recommend it to women of all ages. I'm also looking forward to future novels by this fresh, young author.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Constance Atkins on June 17, 2007
Format: Hardcover
There are several simultaneous and interesting plots threading through the book and they are all tied up nicely at the end. It's fun!
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful By K. Hinton VINE VOICE on July 12, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Shopaholic Lorna Rafferty is nearly drowning in her debt, but for some reason she can't seem to stop buying new shoes. With a job as a waitress that gives her enough for the need but not the greed, and barely enough money to buy food, let alone other necessities, Lorna finds herself in a quandary about what to do regarding her financial situation. When she realizes that her spendthrift ways might soon leave her both homeless and carless, Lorna decides to get a grip on her spending and buckle down on her finances... only what is she supposed to do about her shoe addiction? So begins the creation of Shoe Addicts Anonymous, Lorna's brainchild wherein women in the D.C. area who are a size 7 1/2 can meet once a week and swap their designer shoes with one another... Lorna has no idea the sort of people her Gregslist ad will attract, but luckily meets some great women because of it.

Her compadres in shoe addiction are:

Helene Zaharis, the wife of a prominent politician who also takes her shoe addiction to extremes; though her marriage is no cake walk and her husband uses money to keep her in line, when Helene goes too far for a pair of Bruno Maglis, she turns to Shoe Addicts Anonymous for help.

Sandra Vanderslice, an agoraphobic phone sex operator who uses online shopping to feed her addiction. Sandra's psychologist suggests that she get out of the house more and meeting women who share her interests seems to be the perfect solution.

And Jocelyn Bowen, a nanny for two young boys whose impossible mother makes unreasonable demands on Joss's time. Though she could care less about shoes, Shoe Addicts Anonymous will get Joss out of her employers' home one night a week--and that's as good a reason as any, as far as Joss is concerned.
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