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The world is a different place since Helen Fielding triumphed on both sides of the Atlantic, but the torrent of benignly self-indulgent Bridget Jones's Diary knockoffs has not subsided. In this sequel to Kinsella's bestselling Confessions of a Shopaholic, Becky Bloomwood, a personal finance "expert" with her own TV show, is more of a financial mess than ever: she can't stop shopping, even though she can't afford anything. She's even assigned her flatmate, Suze, to monitor her spending, but to no avail: Becky is full of cute rationalizations, like "Foreign money doesn't count, so you can spend as much as you like," and can't stop herself from sneaking into posh boutiques. Her work-obsessed boyfriend, Luke, runs a financial PR agency, and when he gets the green light to open an office in New York City, he brings Becky along. Upon her arrival in the Big Apple, she euphorically discovers Barney's, Saks, Sephora and sample sales but when wind of her shopping excesses gets back to the British press, she loses both her relationship and her TV job. Becky manages to save the day in predictably winning fashion, with plenty of comic moments along the way. Sure, it's tongue-in-cheek and all in good fun but will the barrage of shopping hijinks be enough to hold readers this time around? Kinsella creates some winning characters, but the credit card and shopping bag action is wearing dangerously thin.
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
"A laugh-a-minute read" Glamour "Sophie Kinsella's likeable characters and her keen eye for the absurd make this book hugely enjoyable." Waterstones Books Quarterly "Witty and hilarious" Cosmopolitan "Kinsella comes good with lots of light-hearted laughs and a mushy ending to die for." Mirror "Fast, funny and slick, this is a sure-fire bestseller." Sunday Mirror --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
Very funny writing! Sometimes I laughed out loud. Easy to read + hilarious. Becky Bloomwood is alternately frustrating + lovable.Published 6 months ago by marg
I've only read the first 3 in this series and I thought this one was the best of the 3 (although I've been told by several ppl that this is the least interesting one). Read morePublished on June 3 2005
Ok. So Becky finally goes to new York. Only she is not sure what is going on. Every one is so nice to her. Oh Becky. She is so great. SHe really gets America and shopping! Read morePublished on March 8 2005 by Cat Harvey
Shopaholic takes Manhattan is again such a fun read and is very addictive. I don't recommend reading it before bedtime because if you're like me, you'll never end up going to... Read morePublished on Dec 31 2004 by shopaholic gal
I made it through reading the first Shopaholic book all alright. I suppose that's only because I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Read morePublished on July 19 2004
I Read confession ofa Shopaholic and inmediately feel in love with the story...The I Bought Shopaholic Takes Manhattan It was like seeing my portrait. Read morePublished on July 13 2004 by Amazon Customer
What happens when a confirmed, although reformed (somewhat!!) shopaholic arrives in Manhattan......seriously?? She shops until she is unconcious!!! Read morePublished on July 6 2004 by jeanne-scott
Becky Bloomwood is Great! This was a fun story with great characters. Becky is a bit spacey but fun, and not at all malicious. Read morePublished on July 6 2004 by Kristi Ahlers