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Shopaholic Takes Manhattan Paperback – January 29, 2002
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“Kinsella’s Bloomwood is plucky and funny. . . . You won’t have to shop around to find a more winning protagonist.”—People
“A laugh-a-minute read.”—Glamour (U.K.)
“Faster than a swiping Visa, more powerful than a two-for-one coupon, able to buy complete wardrobes in a single sprint through the mall—it’s Shopaholic!”—The Washington Post
“Kinsella has a genuine gift for comic writing.”—The Boston Globe
Top Customer Reviews
Life looks good for Becky as she spouts financial advice on her tv show, finds romance with Luke, and continues to wrap her bank manager Derek Smeath around her pinkie. But when Mr. Smeath retires from Endwich Bank and Luke announces he wants to make it big in New York, big changes are in store(literally) for Becky. She takes to New York like an angel to heaven, or as she so succintly says, "These are my people. I've found my homeland." Becky has never been happier and the reader is treated to Becky hyperventilating at a Prada sample sale, seeing the Guggenheim in a unique way, winning the attention of employees at Barney's, all while taking a three-hour group walking tour of New York that turns into a thousand dollar shopping day when the tour director invites them to enter a magnificent place of worship and Becky enters Saks rather than St. Patrick's. But an unplanned event sends Becky into a depression and destroys her relationship with Luke. Will Becky recover? How will she muddle through without job or boyfriend? Will the new bank manager succumb to her charms or demand full payment? Is it possible for Becky to live up to her own catch phrase she preaches to her loyal viewers, "Look after your money...and your money will look after you."
Every page is filled with Beckyisms, wise words on shopping that are hysterically funny in light of our heroine's "tragic flaw." Will Becky rise from the ashes?Read more ›
Becky follows Luke to New York and while there, bought out the entire city (or so it seems) only to face problems with the creditors again ~~ and caused problems for Luke's new business endeavor. My favorite part of the whole book was the trip to the spa with Luke's mom ~~ it was something unreal and totally unexpected ~~ and funny.
I am looking forward to reading about Becky and Luke's preparations for the wedding ~~ being newly married that is something I can totally relate to!!! So I am hoping for a third book as well ~~ and hopefully, it'll be funnier than this one is!
(P.S. Nothing quite beats the first book ~~ now that was a fun take on shopping and romance!)
This follow up book to Kinsella's debut novel CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC is a wonderful piece of light hearted banter with a main character that leaves you wanting to shake some sense into her, while her heart of gold makes her contagious to a fault. The problem with Becky is she just can't say no, not only to spending, but also to people and their demands. This fault in her character leads her into some hysterically tight spots.
This light-hearted read packs a punch on the humor Richter scale. I promise it will keep you smiling long after the fact. Kelsana 1/31/02
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Big fan of the Shopaholic series. The only improvement would be a little more lovin'.Published 4 hours ago by Amazon Customer
This was a fun read, very well-written and while it seems light at air, it easily goes into deeper waters with clever solutions to what seem to be insurmountable problems. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Linda Cahan
Sophie's books always make me laugh out loud, and this one is no exception. Take a break from seriousness of life and read something fun, like this series. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Anne Kirsche
I've been a fan of this series for a while now, but I hadn't kept up in the past few years. I saw this book was going for a reduced price- and in the spirit of a shopaholic, I... Read morePublished 16 days ago by Nadia H
I loved all of Sophie's books...Once you start reading them you just can't put them down, then cannot wait to start the next one. They are addictive and very entertaining! Read morePublished 26 days ago by Laura
Sophie Kinsella does it again! If you have read Confessions of a Shopaholic and enjoyed it, you will be just as - if not more - pleased with Shopaholic Takes Manhattan! Read morePublished 29 days ago by Dionne M. Matthews
I loved the book. It is well written, cute, funny and just a delightful read!Published 1 month ago by Monica Williams