Retail Therapy: Life Lessons Learned while Shopping

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Amanda Ford, the bestselling author of Be True to Yourself, now presents Retail Therapy, the ultimate guide to life -- through shopping! Retail Therapy is a playful yet wise look at the pleasures of shopping. Amanda Ford loves to shop, and she exuberantly shares the stories of her most memorable finds -- the perfect pink sweater, a set of precious porcelain dishes, a dusty yet valuable antique. But she also shows how shopping allows us to examine deeper truths about our lives and what is really going on when ...
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Overview


Amanda Ford, the bestselling author of Be True to Yourself, now presents Retail Therapy, the ultimate guide to life -- through shopping! Retail Therapy is a playful yet wise look at the pleasures of shopping. Amanda Ford loves to shop, and she exuberantly shares the stories of her most memorable finds -- the perfect pink sweater, a set of precious porcelain dishes, a dusty yet valuable antique. But she also shows how shopping allows us to examine deeper truths about our lives and what is really going on when money is spent. Chapters include "The Best Trends to Follow Are the Ones You Set Yourself," "We Never Know How Things Will Turn Out," "Be Thankful for What You Have," and "Some Places We Have to Go to Alone." Blending tales about her own experiences with life lessons, quotes, and advice, her message is ultimately about discovering your passions, taking care of yourself, and being conscious about decisions.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781573248518
  • Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
  • Publication date: 10/3/2002
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.32 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Amanda Ford is a young, vibrant writer with a talent for uncovering extraordinary meaning in everyday events. In Retail Therapy, Amanda takes an insightful and fun look at the lessons we can glean while participating in a common activity: shopping. Amanda's work has been featured in publications such as Real Simple, Glamour, The Chicago Tribune, and The Seattle Times, and she is a regular contributor to the popular travel website Girl's Guide to City Life. You can contact Amanda through her website.

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  • Posted April 21, 2010

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    wonderful book and a great way to look at shopping

    i loved this book so much that i had to give it to a friend at work who i know was having some personal issues and loves shopping so i knew she would love this book. you glance at the title and think 'ok this is totally a fluff book and can't possibly offer me any type of 'learning'
    experience,' but then you start reading and notice you start seeing the authors points are valid such as if you see something in a store and want it, but aren't sure if you like it or not...walk away and come back later! i really felt drawn to this one cause often we feel like we have to deal with life's problems and issues right now...but the truth is alot of time you don't have to ...you have time to think it over and decide...and often taking that time will keep you from having to deal with alot of irritation and agony later on

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  • Posted October 17, 2008

    Perfect for Most!

    I absolutley love this book! Whenever I am needing some retail therapy and I don't have any money to actually do that I grab this book. I have highlighted inspiring qoutes throughout the whole book!<BR/>I keep it in my nightstand drawer and have occasionally put it in my car.<BR/>(To help avoid going shopping after a bad day at work.)<BR/>I have given this book to many of my other shopaholic friends and they love it too!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2005

    PRICELESS

    I found this book on the clearence table, and after a quick read fell in love with it. Reading Retail Therapy like holding a mirror up to myself, after reading it I better understood my own shopping habits. The author is funny but not annoying, and she has a gift for narration.I'm lending this book to all my friends.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2002

    Retail Therapy: Life Lessons Learned while Shopping

    This book is a little gem. I was surprised to find it filled with insights that really do apply to life. I laughed at the section on men and shopping, recognized myself in the story about a jean jacket, and cried a little over the story of the author's mother who refinished a piece of furniture to recover from her own grief. I'm giving this book to several shop-aholics that I know because I think it really will help them without preaching at them. This book shows how you can shop and how to do it simply. No need to fill your closests with too much.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2002

    Retail Therapy: Life Lessons Learned while Shopping

    I was surprised that a book about shopping was so wise and funny. I recognized myself. This is a book that makes the point so well that we can learn about ourselves if we pay attention and with awareness we can make our shopping trips meaningful and fun. the section on the difference between men and women shopping was so true.

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