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Spent: Memoirs of a Shopping Addict

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2010

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    Incomplete therapy session masquerading as a book about shopping addiction.

    The author's real problem seems to be a lack of identity: She goes from clique to clique and man to man, each of whom dresses her in the style that he prefers and that is appropriate for the social events and activities in his life. If this were fiction, the book would end with the author finding her true self and developing a real identity. I kept hoping that the author's lifelong fascination with fashion photography, referenced repeatedly throughout the book, would ultimately lead her to become a creator rather than a consumer, but the transformation never takes place. Instead, all we're left with is the vague conclusion that she stopped shopping because she ran out of money, somehow re-met and married a man that she had fallen in love with in her youth, and moved to France to live with him -- probably taking on aspects of his preferences and lifestyle, as she had with all the others who went before. No doubt there was/is a true addiction described here, but shopping is the means, not the end -- just this chameleon's way of blending into each successive social group or boyfriend's world.

    Engagingly written with a bit of actual research into shopping addiction, but the reader looking for a book about shopping addiction may find this navel-gazer a bit of a bait and switch.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 3, 2010

    Relatable

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and it was hard to put down. I understood the author's desire to keep up appearances and I think most people can relate to that. It was definitely a wake up call because I know people who spend their last dollar on an expensive pair of shoes as opposed to food for the week. I highly recommend this book if you are going through a similar situation.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2013

    I really enjoyed this book and thought it was very insightful. N

    I really enjoyed this book and thought it was very insightful. Not many people write with such brutal honesty about their addictions and it was fascinating to get an inside look into a shopping addicts mind. A very easy and enjoyable read.

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  • Posted July 15, 2010

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    A book you really should get into!

    This memoir about Avis who was a shopaholic made me thankful that I am not one! She had her hard times with being indebt because of her shopping habits and the bad times with her friends that didn't last long! It was a good read and maybe it will help you think twice about purchasing"things".

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  • Posted June 4, 2010

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    Every little girl has looked through magazines and thought about what it would be like to wear those fancy clothes and expensive jewelry. Avis, desperate to be that beautiful model dressed in Gucci, grew up to only purchase the finer things in life. The problem was, she didn't have an unlimited amount of income to afford her shopping habits which landed her in an enormous amount of debt.

    Spent is just like Confessions of a Shopaholic except that it's a true story. I was able to connect with Avis because I know what it's like to bury your fears and frustrations by consuming your time with one thing or another. Now go out and buy this book so that Avis can get a new pair of Prada heels.

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