I loved this book. It was funny, witty, and charming. I am not a shoe addict, but somehow I felt like I could relate to each of the characters. Whether it be spending too much money for the joy of the buy, feeling insecure, or out of place...each character seemed very real.
I read this book in one day...I couldn't put it down.
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Helpful Score: 6
This book was amazing! I absolutly loved it! I started and finished it within an evening. I have already preordered (comes out in June) her next book which I am sure will be just as wonderful!! And of course when I finish that one, it will be up for grabs!! Enjoy!
This novel was terrific! Four women, with four different personalities and lifestyles, join forces in a support group called Shoe Addicts Anonymous, in the Washington, DC area. From the eBay addict up to her eyeballs in debt, the political wife caught shoplifting, a phone-sex operator with agoraphobia, and a nanny for the family from hell, these four women bond over their size 7 and a half Manolos. Surprisingly funny and endearing, this book is a winner!
i got this from the library on a whim. i wasn't expecting much but fluff from the story, but actually I got sucked in straight away with Lorna and her addictions and had to see how it ended. i loved it and would definitely look for more by Harbison. Her characters, though not necessarily real, were FUN and made you cheer for them to overcome all the crappy things in their lives and be better friends because of it.
While author Harbison borrows quite heavily from the "shopaholic" series and the Nanny Diaries, this entertaining book is a great fun read. The Shoe Addicts Anonymous club is a clever mechanism to have four women, with diverse lives, to cross paths. Each character has their own challenges and the friendship of the group ultimately comes in handy in addressing each. A fast, fun read.
I loved this book. Four women from different circumstances come together with only a shoe size in common and form a friendship bond that helps them overcome their problems. A good quick fun read. I look forward to reading the sequel. Carol
Cute story about shoe addiction that brings four women together once a week to trade designer shoes. These women are from completely different walks of life, but along the way, they become friends as they deal with their shoe addictions, personal problems and living their lives. The author does a wonderful job of introducing each character, spending enough time with each one to give the reader an opportunity to bond and empathize with them. Fans of chick-lit and romance novels will enjoy the quirky humor each character brings to the story.
When I started listening to this book (books on cd), I wasn't in the mood to listen to a bunch of women whine about how 'horrible' their perfect lives were. I almost popped it out a couple of times too.
So glad I didn't because it was such a nice surprise to find out that I couldn't have been more wrong in my assumptions.
I really enjoyed this book. The characters were from all walks for life, all ages and things didn't turn out 'perfect' for any of them.
Also, I enjoyed the author's style of writing...she didn't linger on being overly descriptive....something I appreciated.
This was a quick cute book. Some of the story lines may have ended just a little too easily, but that was some of the fun of the story. Everyone got what they wanted in the end. I really enjoyed this book and there is a sequel, but not sure I'll read it.
I read this book in two days. It was too good to put down for long. I enjoy this "chick lit" author because she writes entertaining stories that make you root for happy endings. This book is focused on Lorna, Sandra and Helena...three women who's lives have been overtaken by their lust for shoe shopping. Lorna is a young woman who is near bankruptcy due to the fact that she spends too much money on shoes and not enough paying her bills. Sandra is an overweight phone sex operator who is an agorophobic. She is addicted to online shoe shopping. Helena is a gorgeous wife of a politician who cheats on her and doesn't show her love. Helena uses shoe shopping as a diversion from her unhappy life. When she is caught shoplifting Helena finds herself being blackmailed by a photographer. When Lorna creates a group for shoe lovers who want to swap high end shoes, both Sandra and Helena join the group. Lorna, Helena and Sandra find themselves enjoying their shoe swapping club and are joined by twenty-something Joss, who joins the group not out of a love for shoes but in order to get away from her live-in nanny position. As the four women bond over shoes, their loves lives and food they find their lives changing for the better. This is a really good book. It's also being made into a motion picture starring Halle Berry.
While "Shoe Addicts Anonymous" was a quick, easy, and enjoyable read, it runs in the same vein as many other chick-lit books--four women, of completely different backgrounds, find a common interest in something, subsequently resulting in a weekly meeting/class/etc., and through these meeting and story sharing, each woman overcomes her issues and lives happily ever after (for the most part). If you love these types of stories, chances are, you'll love this book too, but if you're new to the genre, I would suggest reading "The Friday Night Knitting Club" instead.