Book Review of Shopgirl

Author: Steve Martin
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Paperback

Like all of Martin's characters Mirabelle has problems but you can't help but be sympathetic and charmed. Mirabelle is the shopgirl of the title, a young woman, beautiful in a wallflowerish kind of way, who works behind the glove counter at Neiman Marcus selling things that nobody buys anymore . . .

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.