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Author: Karyn Bosnak
Drowning in $20,000 of credit card debt, shopaholic Karyn Bosnak asked strangers for money online -- and it worked! What would you do if you owed $20,000? Would you: A) not tell your parents? B) start your own website that asked for money without apology? or C) stop coloring your hair, getting pedicures, and buying Gucci? If you were Karyn Bo...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780552151658
ISBN-10: 0552151653
Publication Date: 5/1/2004
Pages: 448
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Corgi Adult
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 7
This book really makes you think about yourself and how you shop. Do you look at things and go OH I GOTTA HAVE THAT just because you think you do? It's interesting to see how well you can relate to Karyn and how hard it is for her to overcome her problem with spending money.

It is a fun read though to see her reasons why she buys things and how she thinks about in her mind to justify why she did it (I needed a new date outfit, the guy was cute so I signed up to join the gym, etc etc)

But it is funny to see how she is successful in her website to overcome debt, but she faces problems and challenges along the way.

These events also take place during and after 9/11. So it is interesting to see how the New Yorker deals with the 9/11 problems and how 9/11 really hurt her job hunting and her job she had before.

I say this is a must read!
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Helpful Score: 4
Kind of irritating that the world bailed her out of problems that SHE was completely responsible for, but it was a GREAT read! Very fast and very entertaining. I kept having to remind myself that it was non fiction because seriously? How does someone get that far in debt when they make THAT kind of money? I loved the reference to the court show 'stringers.' That is exactly what I do for a living. Kinda cool! :)
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Helpful Score: 3
Oh my goodness this is such a good book! For about a week, reading this book was all I did during my free time. The story is a true one and the author just tells her story in such an interesting way.

This has become my latest favorite book, and I definitely recommend it to anyone, but to "girlie" girls especially since the story is mostly about buying shoes, purses, and clothes. :)
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Helpful Score: 3
While I found the author to be funny, I didn't really like the book. I think at some point in our lives we can all identify with Karyn - who doesn't want the finer things in life? However, the endless shopping sprees were tiresome, and the whole idea of asking for money to help pay off her shopping debt kind of made me angry.
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Helpful Score: 2
Wow! I had to keep reminding myself this was nonfiction - possibly the best chick lit I've read yet but all true. Absolutely fabulous. And of course a caution to us all. What a great read!
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