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ISBN13: 9780786891078
ISBN10: 0786891076
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One of our country's most acclaimed and beloved entertainers, Steve Martin has written a novella that is unexpectedly perceptive about relationships and life. Martin is profoundly wise when it comes to the inner workings of the human heart.

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..."

Slightly lost, slightly off-kilter, very shy, Mirabelle charms because of all that she is not: not glamorous, not aggressive, not self-aggrandizing. Still there is something about her that is irresistible.

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. Filled with the kind of witty, discerning observations that have brought Steve Martin critical success, Shopgirl is a work of disarming tenderness.

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Martin's "New York Times" bestselling novella--the basis for his critically acclaimed motion picture now available on DVD--is a story of modern-day love and romance told with disarming tenderness. Now in mass-market paperback for the first time.

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P.M. Bradshaw, August 21, 2012 (view all comments by P.M. Bradshaw)
Sad and sometimes funny, this semi-autobiographical novella by Steve Martin (yes, THAT Steve Martin) is actually very good. The book focuses more on the female protagonist, and not the older man (Martin). The older man comes off a bit pushy, a bit needy, a bit mean, which is surprising, but he comes off very, very real because of it.

A very interesting book of (somewhat) fiction from a comedian ��" a good first step into the literary world.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780786891078
Subtitle:
A Novella
Author:
Martin
Author:
Martin, Steve
Author:
Mar
Author:
tin, Steve
Publisher:
Hyperion
Subject:
General
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Medication abuse
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
MassMktPB
Publication Date:
19000101
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.1875 in 2.56 oz
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , Martin's "New York Times" bestselling novella--the basis for his critically acclaimed motion picture now available on DVD--is a story of modern-day love and romance told with disarming tenderness. Now in mass-market paperback for the first time.

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