Shopgirl Author:Steve Martin One of our country's most acclaimed and beloved entertainers, Steve Martin has written a novella that is unexpectedly perceptive about relationships and life. Martin is profoundly wise when it comes to the inner workings of the human heart. — Mirabelle is the "shopgirl" of the title, a young woman, beautiful in a wallflowerish kind of way, who wo... more »rks behind the glove counter at Neiman Marcus "selling things that nobody buys anymore..."
Slightly lost, slightly off-kilter, very shy, Mirabelle charms because of all that she is not: not glamorous, not aggressive, not self-aggrandizing. Still there is something about her that is irresistible.
Mirabelle captures the attention of Ray Porter, a wealthy businessman almost twice her age. As they tentatively embark on a relationship, they both struggle to decipher the language of love -- with consequences that are both comic and heartbreaking. Filled with the kind of witty, discerning observations that have brought Steve Martin critical success, Shopgirl is a work of disarming tenderness.« less
I had no idea that Steve Martin was an author as well as a comedian...and a darn good one too! A quick read, this book is nevertheless charming and thoughtful. There is a sweetness about it that I really enjoyed. I gave it 4 out of 5 stars in my journal.