Remember Me?

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With the same wicked humor and delicious charm that have won her millions of devoted fans, Sophie Kinsella, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Shopaholic & Baby, returns with an irresistible new novel and a fresh new heroine who finds herself in a life-changing and utterly hilarious predicament….

When twenty-eight-year-old Lexi Smart wakes up in a London hospital, she’s in for a big surprise. Her teeth are perfect. Her body is toned. Her handbag is Vuitton. Having ...

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Overview

With the same wicked humor and delicious charm that have won her millions of devoted fans, Sophie Kinsella, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Shopaholic & Baby, returns with an irresistible new novel and a fresh new heroine who finds herself in a life-changing and utterly hilarious predicament….

When twenty-eight-year-old Lexi Smart wakes up in a London hospital, she’s in for a big surprise. Her teeth are perfect. Her body is toned. Her handbag is Vuitton. Having survived a car accident—in a Mercedes no less—Lexi has lost a big chunk of her memory, three years to be exact, and she’s about to find out just how much things have changed.

Somehow Lexi went from a twenty-five-year-old working girl to a corporate big shot with a sleek new loft, a personal assistant, a carb-free diet, and a set of glamorous new friends. And who is this gorgeous husband—who also happens to be a multimillionaire? With her mind still stuck three years in reverse, Lexi greets this brave new wo...

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Editorial Reviews

From Barnes & Noble
Lexi Smart has a good excuse to think of herself as "20-something." When the car crash sent her into a coma, she was 25. When she wakes up in the London hospital, she is 28, or so the nurses tell her. Lexi's amnesia has erased memories of significant additions to her life, including a high-paying job, a personal assistant, a curvy new body, a spectacular loft, and a gorgeous husband. As she's attempting to take stock of her recent acquisitions, she begins also to survey what she might have left behind. And then, as if things weren't complicated enough already, a new (?) acquaintance drops a bombshell of nuclear proportions. Trademark Sophie Kinsella: hilarious; honest; invigorating.
Debra Leithauser
[Lexi's] doctor tells her she has retrograde amnesia: She's woken up to a life she doesn't know—and as a person she doesn't know either. Luckily, Kinsella knows exactly who Lexi is, was and will be. And Lexi is just the sort of gal you want to hang out with for nearly 400 pages…You'll spend the book rooting for this likable character and her search for love.
—The Washington Post
Publishers Weekly

Kinsella's engaging tale of a woman who loses her memory of the past three years after an accident and tries to put the pieces together, only to discover that her life inexplicably underwent a Cinderellaesque transformation in those three years, shines on audio. Charlotte Parry's delightful first-person narration makes Lexi such an immensely likable character that listeners will want to spend time with her. Parry voices the other characters precisely: Lexi's snobbish husband, Eric; her vague and fluttery mother, breathless and shallow socialite Rosalie, and an assortment of friends and co-workers. Each characters is vividly brought to life in a distinctive way by Parry's superb narration. This lively, entertaining chick lit audiobook is the perfect choice for beach listening. Simultaneous release with the Dial hardcover (Reviews, Dec. 17). (Mar.)

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Library Journal

In the same tradition of Kinsella's other stand-alone works, Can You Keep a Secret? and The Undomestic Goddess , this light novel will entice readers with 28-year-old Lexi Smart as an empathetic character who wakes up in the hospital with amnesia. She is informed that she arrived at the hospital five days ago, but she can't seem to remember the last three years of her life or, more important, who she has become within these past years. The once affectionately called Snaggletooth is now a glamorous and toned woman with perfect teeth. In what is both awkward and humorous, Lexi meets her gorgeous husband, sees their impressively hi-tech loft, and learns of all her successes as a corporate bigwig who wears a tight chignon and a neutral-colored wardrobe. As Lexi adjusts to this life, she can't shake the feeling that something is missing and that this life is just not as perfect as it seems. Though the scenario is rather far-fetched and there is mild language use, the situations that arise are truly entertaining and humorous. Recommended for all popular fiction collections.-Anne Miskewitch, Chicago P.L.

Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
From Kinsella (Shopaholic & Baby, 2007, etc.), a rags-to-riches fable with a twist. Self-proclaimed "sucker" Lexi Smart has a thankless job and a boyfriend known as "Loser Dave." When the book opens, our plucky-in-spite-of-it-all heroine is wrapping up a night out with gal pals in London. Struggling to find a taxi in the rain to take her home, Lexi slips on the slick pavement and . . . wakes up with retrograde amnesia three years later. Seems Lexi has been busy in recent years-too bad she remembers none of it. When she opens her eyes, she's in a first-class hospital room, the victim, doctors say, of a car wreck in her Mercedes. No longer a working-class drone, Lexi now has a Louis Vuitton handbag, and her previously humdrum body is toned and tanned. As she switches into freak-out mode, her sister notifies Lexi that she is also married-to a square-jawed, hunky millionaire. Talk about getting lucky! Hilarity ensues as Lexi attempts to reclaim her past and negotiate her dazzling present, while contemplating an even more wondrous romance with a black-jeans-clad architect. That Lexi discovers that her transformation from worker to boss turned her from good buddy to bitch adds a bit of morality-tale vinegar to this sugar-shock tale. Cute.
From the Publisher
"The author of the Shopaholic series adds a fun twist to a Cinderella story."—Redbook

"Remember Me?" is good fun, a page-turner that will keep a reader up all night.”—AP

“Quintessential Kinsella. It's a perfect pick for a spring-break read.”—Fort Worth Star-Telegram

"A delicious page-turner, filled with both hearty chuckles and heartache.... [Kinsella] finds a way to make losing one's memory seem refreshingly funny."—USA Today

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780385338738
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/28/2008
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 239,617
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Sophie Kinsella
Sophie Kinsella
With her winning, witty series of Shopaholic books, British author Sophie Kinsella (real name: Madeline Wickham) has created nothing less than a phenomenon. As Entertainment Weekly puts it, "[Kinsella] gives chick-lit lovers a reason to stay home from the mall."

Biography

When we first meet Becky Bloomwood in Sophie Kinsella's Confessions of a Shopaholic, she's a financial journalist in London who's quickly realizing that though she may be a writer for Successful Saving magazine, she could use help practicing what she preaches. She's helplessly driving herself into debt buying things she can't afford, at one point rationalizing that buying something 30 percent off is actually saving money. Becky was a hit with readers and spawned a franchise for Kinsella. In subsequent books, readers have followed her through a temptingly whirlwind series of adventures, with her best friend, Suze, and Luke, the love of her life, often along for the ride.

The Shopaholic books are little tours of fabulousness, where objects are introduced not as incidental to the story but as key players. Becky may not attend to certain life details such as bills or space to store all of her purchases, but she knows how to pay proper homage to the details in a dress or a vintage cocktail table. When she packs for a trip, we get the list of what she's bringing. What's more, she rationalizes and justifies purchases before you can say, "Credit or cash?" (The answer for Becky, by the way, is usually credit.)

Those who value integrity or depth in their fictional characters would be well advised to steer clear of Becky; but Shopaholic fans identify with her weaknesses, finding her more sympathetic than sinister. She can be maddening in her lack of discipline or self-reflectiveness, but Kinsella has taken a cue from Jane Austen's Emma by infusing her character with enough optimism, heart, and generous spirit to overcome her faults. Becky always reassuringly lands right-side-up, making these books a fun flight of fancy.

The author has interspersed her popular series with a handful of stand-alone confections featuring protagonists as charming and deliciously funny as the Shopaholic. Fortunately for her many fans, Sophie Kinsella has a seemingly inexhaustible supply of affection for her characters. May it fuel many books to come!

Good To Know

Some outtakes from our interview with Kinsella:

"I am a serial house mover: I have moved house five times in the last eight years! But I'm hoping I might stay put in this latest one for a while."

"I've never written a children's book, but when people meet me for the first time and I say I write books, they invariably reply, 'Children's books?' Maybe it's something about my face. Or maybe they think I'm J. K. Rowling!"

"If my writing comes to a halt, I head to the shops: I find them very inspirational. And if I get into real trouble with my plot, I go out for a pizza with my husband. We order a pitcher of Long Island Iced Tea and start talking -- and basically keep drinking and talking till we've figured the glitch out. Never fails!"

"Favorite leisure pursuits: a nice hot bath, watching The Simpsons, playing table tennis after dinner, shopping, playing the piano, sitting on the floor with my two small boys, and playing building blocks and Legos."

"Least favorite leisure pursuit: tidying away the building blocks and Legos."

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    1. Also Known As:
      Madeleine Wickham (real name)
    2. Hometown:
      London, England
    1. Date of Birth:
      December 12, 1969
    2. Place of Birth:
      London, England
    1. Education:
      B.A. in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, Oxford University, 1990; M.Mus., King's College, London, 1992
    2. Website:

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Remember Me?


By Sophie Kinsella

The Dial Press

Copyright © 2008 Sophie Kinsella
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9780385338721

Chapter One


How long have I been awake? Is it morning yet?

I feel so rough. What happened last night? God, my head hurts. Okay, I'm never drinking again, ever.

I feel so woozy I can't even think, let alone . . .
***

Oww. How long have I been awake?

My head is splitting and kind of foggy. And my mouth is parched. This is the most monster hangover I've ever had. I'm never drinking again, ever.

Is that a voice?

No, I have to sleep . . .
***

How long have I been awake? Five minutes? Half an hour, maybe? It's kind of hard to tell.

What day is it, anyway?

For a moment I just lie still. My head is pounding with a rhythmic pain, like some sort of massive concrete-breaker. I'm dry-throated and aching all over. My skin feels like sandpaper.

Where was I last night? What's wrong with my brain? It's like a fog has descended over everything. I'm never drinking again. I must have alcohol poisoning or something. I'm trying to remember last night as hard as I can-but all that's coming into my head is stupid stuff. Old memories and images from the past, flashing by in random order, like some kind of iPod shuffle in my brain.

Sunflowers waving against a blue sky . . .

Amy as a newborn baby, looking like a little pinksausage in a blanket . . .

A plate of salty french fries on a wooden pub table; hot sunshine on my neck; my dad sitting opposite in a Panama hat, blowing out cigar smoke and telling me, "Eat up, sweetheart" . . .

The sack race at school. Oh God, not this memory again. I try to block it out, but too late, it's rushing in. . . . I'm seven years old, it's sports day, and I'm winning by miles, but it feels so uncomfortable to be out front that I stop and wait for all my friends. They catch up-then somehow in the melee I trip and wind up coming in last. I can still feel the humiliation, hear the laughter, feel the dust in my throat, the taste of bananas . . .

Hang on. Somehow I force my brain to hold steady for a moment.

Bananas.

Through the fog another memory is glimmering. I'm desperately trying to retrieve it, to reach for it . . .

Yes. Got it. Banana cocktails.

We were drinking cocktails at some club. That's all I can remember. Bloody banana cocktails. What on earth did they put in them?

I can't even open my eyes. They feel heavy and stuck down, like that time I used false eyelashes with dodgy glue from the market, then tottered into the bathroom the next morning to find one eye glued shut with what looked like a dead spider on top of it. Really attractive, Lexi.

Cautiously, I move a hand up to my chest and hear a rustle of sheets. They don't sound like the ones at home. And there's a weird lemony smell in the air, and I'm wearing some soft cottony T-shirt thing I don't recognize. Where am I? What on earth-

Hey. I didn't score, did I?

Oh wow. Was I unfaithful to Loser Dave? Am I wearing some hot guy's oversize T-shirt which I borrowed to sleep in after we had passionate sex all night and that's why I feel so bruised and sore-
No, I've never been unfaithful in my life. I must have stayed overnight with one of the girls or something. Maybe I'll get up, have a shower . . .

With a huge effort I wrench my eyes open and incline my head a few inches.
Shit. What the hell-

I'm lying in a dim room, on a metal bed. There's a panel of buttons to my right, a bunch of flowers on the nightstand. With an inward gulp I see an IV drip in my left hand, attached to a bag of fluid.
This is unreal. I'm in hospital.

What's going on? What happened?

I mentally prod my brain, but it's a big, stupid, empty balloon. I need a strong cup of coffee. I try peering around the room for clues-but my eyes don't want to peer. They don't want information, they want eyedrops and three aspirin. Feebly I flop back onto the pillows, close my eyes, and wait a few moments. Come on. I have to be able to remember what happened. I can't have been that drunk . . . can I?

I'm holding on to my one fragment of memory like it's an island in the ocean. Banana cocktails . . . banana cocktails . . . think hard . . . think . . .

Destiny's Child. Yes! A few more memories are coming back to me now. Slowly, slowly, in patches. Nachos with cheese. Those crummy bar stools with the vinyl all split.

I was out with the girls from work. At that dodgy club with the pink neon ceiling in . . . somewhere. I can remember nursing my cocktail, totally miserable.

Why was I so down? What had happened-

Bonuses. Of course. A familiar cold disappointment clenches my stomach. And Loser Dave never showed up. Double whammy. But none of that explains why I'm in hospital. I screw up my face tight, trying to focus as hard as I can. I remember dancing like a maniac to Kylie and singing "We Are Family" to the karaoke machine, all four of us, arm in arm. I can vaguely remember tottering out to get a cab.

But beyond that . . . nothing. Total blanko.

This is weird. I'll text Fi and ask her what happened. I reach toward the nightstand-then realize there's no phone there. Nor on the chair, or the chest of drawers.

Where's my phone? Where's all my stuff gone?

Oh God. Was I mugged? That has to be it. Some teenager in a hoodie clonked me over the head and I fell down in the street, and they must have called an ambulance and-

An even more horrendous thought grips me. What underwear was I wearing?

I can't help giving a small moan. This could be seriously bad. This could be the scaggy gray knickers and bra I only put on when the hamper is full. Or that faded lemon thong with the fraying edge and cartoon of Snoopy.

It wouldn't have been anything posh. I mean, you wouldn't for Loser Dave-it'd be a waste. Wincing, I swivel my head from side to side-but I can't see any clothes or anything. The doctors must have incinerated them in the special Hospital Incinerator for Scaggy Underwear.

And I still have no idea what I'm doing here. My throat's feeling really scratchy and I could die for a nice cool glass of orange juice. Now that I think of it, where are all the doctors and nurses? What if were dying?

"Hello?" I call out feebly. My voice sounds like someone dragging a grater over a wooden floor. I wait for a response, but there's silence. I'm sure no one can hear me through that thick door.

Then it occurs to me to press a button on the little panel. I select the one that looks like a person, and a few moments later the door opens. It worked! A gray-haired nurse in a dark blue uniform enters and smiles at me.

"Hello, Lexi!" she says. "Feeling all right?"

"Um, okay, thanks. Thirsty. And my head hurts."

"I'll fetch you a painkiller." She brings me a plastic cup full of water and helps me up. "Drink this."

"Thanks," I say after gulping the water. "So . . . I'm guessing I'm in hospital? Or, like, a really high-tech spa?"

The nurse smiles. "Sorry. Hospital. You don't remember how you got here?"

"No." I shake my head. "I'm a bit hazy, to be honest."

"That's because you had quite a bump on the head. Do you remember anything about your accident?"

Accident . . . accident . . . And suddenly, in a rush, it all comes back. Of course. Running for the taxi, the paving stones wet with rain, slipping on my stupid cheap boots . . .

Jeez Louise. I must have really bashed my head.

"Yeah. I think so." I nod. "Kind of. So . . . what's the time?"

"It's eight o'clock at night."

Eight o'clock? Wow. I've been out of it for a whole day?

"I'm Maureen." She takes the cup from me. "You were only transferred to this room a few hours ago. You know, we've already had several conversations."

"Really?" I say, surprised. "What did I say?"

"You were a little slurred, but you kept asking if something was 'baggy.' " She frowns, looking perplexed. "Or 'scaggy'?"

Great. Not only do I wear scaggy underwear, I talk about it to strangers.

"Scaggy?" I try to appear baffled. "I've no idea what I meant."

"Well, you seem fully coherent now." Maureen plumps up my pillow. "Is there anything else I can get you?"

"I'd love some orange juice, if there is any. And I can't see my phone anywhere, or my bag."

"All your valuables will have been put somewhere safe. I'll just check." She heads out and I look around the silent room, still dazed. I feel like I've put together only a tiny corner of the jigsaw puzzle. I still don't know which hospital I'm in . . . how I got here . . . Has anyone told my family? And there's something else nagging at me like an undertow . . .

I had been anxious to get home. Yes. That's right. I kept saying I needed to get home, because I had an early start the next day. Because-

Oh no. Oh fuck.

My dad's funeral. It was the next day, eleven o'clock. Which means . . .

Did I miss it? Instinctively I try to get out of bed-but even sitting up makes my head lurch. At last, reluctantly, I lie back down. If I've missed it, I've missed it. Nothing I can do about it now.

It's not like I really knew my dad well. He was never around that much; in fact, he felt more like an uncle. The kind of jokey, roguish uncle who brings you sweets at Christmas and smells of drink and cigarettes.

Nor was it a massive shock him dying. He was having some big heart bypass operation, and everyone knew there was a 50-50 risk. But still, I should have been there today, along with Mum and Amy. I mean, Amy's only twelve-and a timid little twelve at that. I suddenly have a vision of her sitting in the crematorium next to Mum, all grave under her Shetland pony fringe, clutching her raggedy old Blue Lion. She's not ready to see her dad's coffin, not without her big sister to hold her hand.

As I lie there, imagining her trying to look brave and grown up, I suddenly feel a tear rolling down my face. It's the day of my dad's funeral, and here I am in hospital with a headache and probably a broken leg or something.

And my boyfriend stood me up last night. And no one's come to visit me, I suddenly realize. Where's all my anxious friends and family, sitting around the bed and holding my hand?

Well, I suppose Mum's been at the funeral with Amy. And Loser Dave can sod off. But Fi and the others-where are they? When I think how we all went to visit Debs when she had her ingrown toenail removed. We all practically camped on the floor, and brought her Starbucks and magazines, and treated her to a pedicure when it was healed. Just for a toenail.

Whereas I've been unconscious, with an IV drip and everything. But obviously no one cares.
Great. Just bloody . . . brilliant.

Another fat tear trickles down my face, just as the door opens and Maureen comes in again. She's holding a tray, and a plastic bag with Lexi Smart written on it in thick marker.

"Oh dear!" she says as she sees me wiping my eyes. "Is the pain very bad?" She hands me a tablet and a little cup of water. "This should help."

"Thanks very much." I gulp down the pill. "But it's not that. It's my life." I spread my arms hopelessly.

"It's total rubbish, from start to finish."

"Of course it's not," Maureen says reassuringly. "Things might look bad-"

"Believe me, they are bad."

"I'm sure-"

"My so-called career is going nowhere, and my boy friend stood me up last night, and I haven't got any money. And my sink keeps leaking rancid brown water into the flat below," I add, remembering with a shudder. "I'll probably get sued by my neighbors. And my dad just died."

There's silence. Maureen looks flummoxed.

"Well, that does all sound rather . . . tricky," she says at last. "But I expect things will soon turn around for the better."

"That's what my friend Fi said!" I suddenly have a memory of Fi's eyes shining in the rain. "And look, I end up in hospital!" I make a despairing gesture at myself. "How is this turning around for the better?"

"I'm . . . not sure, dear." Maureen's eyes are darting helplessly from side to side.

"Every time I think everything's crap . . . it just gets even crapper!" I blow my nose and heave a massive sigh. "Wouldn't it be great if just once, just one time, life fell magically into place?"

"Well, we can all hope, can't we?" Maureen gives me a sympathetic smile and holds out her hand for the cup.

I pass it back-and as I do so, I suddenly notice my nails. Bloody hell. What on earth-

My nails have always been bitten-down stumps that I try to hide. But these look amazing. All neat and varnished pale pink . . . and long. I blink at them in astonishment, trying to work out what's happened. Did we go for a late-night manicure last night or something and I've forgotten? Did I get acrylics? They must have some brilliant new technique, because I can't see the join or anything.

"Your handbag's in here, by the way," Maureen adds, putting the plastic bag on my bed. "I'll just go and get you that juice."

"Thanks." I look at the plastic bag in surprise. "And thanks for the bag. I thought it had been nicked."

That's something good, anyway, to have got my bag back. With any luck my phone will still be charged up and I can send a few texts. . . . As Maureen opens the door to leave, I reach into the carrier-and pull out a smart Louis Vuitton tote with calfskin handles, all glossy and expensive-looking.

Oh, great. I sigh in disappointment. This isn't my bag. They've got me mixed up with someone else. Like I, Lexi Smart, would possess a Louis Vuitton bag.

"Excuse me, this bag isn't mine," I call out, but the door has already closed.

I gaze at the Louis Vuitton wistfully for a while, wondering who it belongs to. Some rich girl down the corridor, must be. At last I drop it onto the floor, flop back on my pillows, and close my eyes.

Continues...

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Introduction

Imagine waking up in a hospital room, unable to remember how you got there—or to recognize your drop-dead-gorgeous husband. Once you’re home, you find that your closet is packed with fabulous designer clothes, in a size that only models can squeeze into. Your body is flawless, and your Louis Vuitton handbag contains enough cash and credit to buy even more accessories for your posh life. Your husband is a multimillionaire. How will you ever sort out the truth about who you really are? This is the quandary faced by Lexi Smart in the latest romp from #1 bestselling novelist Sophie Kinsella. Brimming with the wit, charm and optimism that have made her previous books wildly popular around the globe, Remember Me? will have your reading group cheering for Lexi at every glamorous turn.

The questions and discussion topics that follow are intended to enhance your reading of Sophie Kinsella’s Remember Me? We hope they will enrich your experience of this irresistible novel.

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Foreword

1. What were your theories about what had happened to Lexi? How did your first guesses change when you learned more about the aftermath of her father’s funeral?

2. What were the best and worst parts of Lexi’s life before she broke up with Loser Dave?

3. If you were to go through an experience like Lexi’s, waking up in the midst of your own life but not recalling anything about it, what quirks or secrets might you encounter? What would an Eric-style manual to your life look like?

4. Would you have been willing to stay with Eric in order to live in such a state-of-the art residence, with high-end clothing, sporty cars, and other status symbols? Would you have resorted to Lexi’s turnaround in order to save your mother from financial ruin?

5. What are the plusses and minuses of having a fabulous body like Lexi’s? Were her carb-free ways worth it?

6. What does Remember Me? say about healthy versus destructive ambition? What separates those who would use the entertainment system’s disco feature every night and those who (like Eric) would see it as an absurd waste of time?

7. What accounts for the insensitive behavior of Lexi’s mother? Is her personality the result or the cause of Lexi’s father’s wild side? If you had been Lexi’s mother, would you have withheld the truth from your daughter?

8. How does Lexi interact with her feisty younger sister, Amy?

9. Give Lexi a pop-science medical diagnosis. Why was she unable to recall anything that happened between the night she fell while hailing a taxi and the day she woke up? What was significant about the novel’s openingscene? Why might her mind have rejected all events that occurred afterward?

10. Discuss the comments made by Lexi’s friends after she tried to make amends, when they admitted that they respected her even though she was a tough boss. Who are the best bosses? What is the ideal way to motivate co-workers? Could you stand it if your best friend became your boss?

11. Would you have trusted Jon? Did he handle the situation well, or did he badger Lexi to the point of seeming dodgy?

12. How did your opinion of Lexi’s father shift as you read to the end? Did he have any heroic traits? Was his materialism worse than Eric’s?

13. What does Lexi’s plan for the carpeting coup prove about getting ahead in business? Which traits will get you better returns: creativity or financial sense? Ingenuity or ruthlessness?

14. Discuss the closing scene on the terrace. What is your best memory or fantasy of a secret code that would unite you and a lover? What do you predict for Jon and Lexi’s future? What will become of Eric?

15. What would the characters in Sophie Kinsella’s other novels think of Lexi Smart and her predicament? What refreshing outlook on life do all of Kinsella’s heroines share?

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Reading Group Guide

Imagine waking up in a hospital room, unable to remember how you got there—or to recognize your drop-dead-gorgeous husband. Once you’re home, you find that your closet is packed with fabulous designer clothes, in a size that only models can squeeze into. Your body is flawless, and your Louis Vuitton handbag contains enough cash and credit to buy even more accessories for your posh life. Your husband is a multimillionaire. How will you ever sort out the truth about who you really are? This is the quandary faced by Lexi Smart in the latest romp from #1 bestselling novelist Sophie Kinsella. Brimming with the wit, charm and optimism that have made her previous books wildly popular around the globe, Remember Me? will have your reading group cheering for Lexi at every glamorous turn.

The questions and discussion topics that follow are intended to enhance your reading of Sophie Kinsella’s Remember Me? We hope they will enrich your experience of this irresistible novel.

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  • Posted September 26, 2009

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    Cute light read

    Lexi, our heroine, wakes up with amnesia and minor bruises after a car-crash. She doesn't remember anything from the past three years, where her life for some reason has taken a turn from the standard-dreary-bleary London-life to life in the fast lane with designer clothes, yummy hubby, gorgeous apartment, killer good-looks and a killer-job. But the problem is - Lexi doesn't remember how she got this way, and when she finds out, that her old friends despise her she is even more curious to find out what the heck happened to her, and why she left her old life behind her.
    A definite page turner that I couldn't put down and when I would have to, I couldn't wait to pick it back up again to see how things were playing out, whom she was starting to trust, had she learned the truth about her past, could she see through the haze, fix the past wrongs, could she put her life back together and be where she really belonged?? Great light read.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 29, 2010

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    Fun, breezy quick read!

    Fun, breezy quick read! ENJOYED! Kick back, put your feet up, sit outside and relax!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 27, 2011

    Incredibly well written!

    You NEED to read this book. Lexi Smart wakes up one day & she doesn't remember the past three years of her life. She finds out that now she has an incredibly hot husband, lives in a beautiful apartment & has an excellent life. Everything she now knows changes when a man declares to be her lover. -Thrilling, amazing & funny until the end! (;

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 31, 2010

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    1st read by the author!

    I was impressed with this read. It was the first book I read by S. Kinsella and I really enjoyed it. I was not what I thought it was going to be at all!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2009

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    One of the Best

    I loved this book. It has to be one of the best books by Sophie. The love, drama and plot had me up all night reading. I couldn't put it down. I give this book 5 stars- no contest!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 28, 2008

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    Another great book from Sophie Kinsella!

    This was a great story. It is an entertaining read; funny, original, and interesting. I did not want to put this one down. I would definitely recommend this book to any girl who loves unique writing styles and a plot that will make them laugh.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 17, 2012

    Love it

    All of Kinsellas books are so much fun, this one was the 1st I read and after it I had to keep going. Im hooked! I love the way I laugh at the characters, and ofter think of myself!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2012

    Not worth my time

    I love reading all types of books, serious literature, murder mysterys, historical fiction, whatever. I picked up this book thinking it would be a fun easy read, and it was a an easy read but I really couldn't stand it. There was no ending to this book, there were a lot of plot lines that weren't wrapped up or even close to being explained. I really feel like reading this book was a complete waste of time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    Very good book

    I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. It was funny and I never wanted it to end. You won't e disappointed with this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2011

    Excellent!! - Definitely Recommended

    This book was so interesting that I read it in one day at the beach! I couldn't put it down! Easy to read and very intriguing! Can't wait to read more of this author.

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  • Posted July 14, 2011

    Nothing extraordinary

    I was anticipating some funny laughs because the storyline wasn't that original, so although there were a few funny moments, there weren't enough to make this story stand out. I was hoping for more involvement with the other characters and less inner monologue. It made the story slow and didn't make it much of a romantic comedy. I liked the ending though.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 19, 2011

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    FAV SOPHIE KINSELLA BOOK

    I Loved this book. I couldnt put it down. Kinsella is a great author. The entire time i wanted to know more about Lexi and her life. It was a great read. To explore Lexi's life and her journey.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2010

    Quick, light read

    This was, for me a page turner. It was funny and romantic. I think I like it better than the Shopaholic series from what I can remember of it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2010

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    Fun Read

    Sophie Kinsella does it again! A very fun read and a great story. I am always flying through her books. The story is wasn't totally expected and I really enjoyed how it played out.

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  • Posted March 12, 2010

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    The book for when you want a laugh and when you want to test your instincts!

    This was the first book I read by Sophie Kinsella and it made me fall in love with her writing and her characters. This book has great, strong characters that you might even know or want to know. The main character's life is changed around when she doesn't remember the past three years of her life because she changed so drastically. She thinks she's her old self and can't figure out why she became the person she is and how she got to be the head of a company or the wife of a wealthy handsome stallion. You'll be rooting for her the whole time and wanting her to make the right decisions and choosing the right people. You'll feel sympathy for the main character, as well as frustration, for you just want her to figure out what is going on. And you'll love her journey of finding out the truth about this other man who said they were in love. Great read; I read it in one night because it flows wonderfully. If you like comedic relief and a little humorous mystery of love and life, then this book is for you! Enjoy!

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  • Posted March 11, 2010

    I read this book twice in a row, that's how much I loved it!

    Reading Sophie Kinsella is like hanging out with your best friend. She is very funny, down to earth and creates characters who are just so personable. This book features everyone's dream; what if you could have everything you always wanted...would it be as great as you thought it would?

    Her characters are completely believable, her plot is wonderful, the romance is perfect. I loved this book so much, I read it twice in succession because I didn't want it to end. If you need to escape with a good friend, I highly recommend reading,"Remember Me." I've already given it to one friend and recommended it to many. I can't wait for the movie, hopefully someone will be smart enough to make it.

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  • Posted February 22, 2010

    She makes me laugh!

    So many quotes, occurrences throughout the book which crack me up! This book is a definite must read. Good for poolside, winter blahs, good laugh, pick-me-ups....You'll find yourself re-reading a page, just so you can be in the scene to laugh again.

    If I have to find a negative (must I?), character does seem to be unbelievably unobservant and uncharacteristically hesitant at times in her "recovery" mode - when we already know that she had a somewhat strong and smart personality at the beginning at the novel.

    But, it is quite minimal and the book so good - truly isn't a significant point at all (hard pressed to say it, actually).

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  • Posted February 21, 2010

    January's book club

    This was January's book club book for my girl friends and I. We wanted to find something "easy" to start out with, we chose this one because the storyline seemed original. We found discussion questions online for our meeting too. This was definitely a fun read, the plot idea was rather original although the story became quite predictable. Still a good, quick and fun read.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    I read it in one day

    I really liked this book, I was so into the story that I finished reading it in one day. The story just pulled me in and left me wanting to find out what was next. It was funny, touching and makes you forget about your problems and leaves you rooting for the main character. Highly recommend it

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

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    AWESOME! AMAZING!

    Sophie Kinsella is amazing! This book was such a fun read. The characters were great and the whole story just sucks you in and you literally can't stop reading it. It's different than anything you've read before! I can't WAIT to read more of Sophie Kinsella's books!

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