Confessions of a Shopaholic is about Rebecca Bloomwood. A young woman whose job as a finance journalist bores her to tears and even worse pays little. Even so, she is addicted to shopping and continues to buy things that she can't afford (nor does she need) until she stumbles across a finance story that just might change her life in more ways than one.
When I think of Chic-lit, Confessions of a Shopaholic is what comes to mind. To be honest, I didn't think I'd like this book. I'm not very girly and I don't like shopping that much. I'm not into jewelry or clothes or make-up. The only things I truly like to shop for are things for my daughter and books. But I'm happy to say that I was wrong about this book. It was a cute, funny book, and I really liked it. I've read a few reviews that said this book is all that's wrong with young people these days, teaching the wrong values, etc., but I think these people are taking the book too seriously. I mean it's obvious that Rebecca has a problem. It's obvious that her lifestyle is making her miserable, and it's obvious that she eventually realizes that and tries to do better. If anything I see it as a cautionary tale. I think people relate to this book because most of us have had financial trouble in our life, and we tend to do what Rebecca did...ignore it until we can't ignore it anymore.
I really liked Confessions of a Shopaholic, and I plan to read the rest of the books in the Shopaholic series.
I know most people who enjoy chic-lit have already read this, but if you aren't a huge chic-lit fan or you just missed it somehow you should give it a try. It was a fast, funny read, and I'm glad i finally got around to reading it.