Synopses & Reviews
With the same wicked humor, buoyant charm, and optimism that have made her Shopaholic novels beloved international bestsellers, Sophie Kinsella delivers a hilarious new novel and an unforgettable new character. Meet Emma Corrigan, a young woman with a huge heart, an irrepressible spirit, and a few little secrets:
Secrets from her mother:
I lost my virginity in the spare bedroom with Danny Nussbaum while Mum and Dad were downstairs watching Ben-Hur.
Sammy the goldfish in my parents kitchen is not the same goldfish that Mum gave me to look after when she and Dad were in Egypt.
Secrets from her boyfriend:
I weigh one hundred and twenty-eight pounds. Not one eighteen, like Connor thinks.
Ive always thought Connor looks a bit like Ken. As in Barbie and Ken.
From her colleagues:
When Artemis really annoys me, I feed her plant orange juice. (Which is pretty much every day.) It was me who jammed the copier that time. In fact, all the times.
Secrets she wouldnt share with anyone in the world:
My G-string is hurting me.
I have no idea what NATO stands for. Or even what it is.
Until she spills them all to a handsome stranger on a plane. At least, she thought he was a stranger.
But come Monday morning, Emmas office is abuzz about the arrival of Jack Harper, the companys elusive CEO. Suddenly Emma is face-to-face with the stranger from
the plane, a man who knows every single humiliating detail about her. Things couldnt possibly get worse—Until they do.
With the same wicked humor, buoyant charm, and optimism that have made her Shopaholic novels beloved international bestsellers, Kinsella delivers a hilarious new work and an unforgettable new character--Emma Corrigan, a young woman with a huge heart, an irrepressible spirit, and a few little secrets.
An instant "New York Times" bestseller, Kinsella's first stand-alone novel since the unforgettable Shopaholic series features the lovable and irrepressible Emma Corrigan, a young woman with a huge heart and a few little secrets.
About the Author
Sophie Kinsella is a former financial journalist and the author of the bestselling novels Confessions of a Shopaholic, Shopaholic Takes Manhattan
, and Shopaholic Ties the Knot
. She lives in England, where she is at work on her next novel.
From the Hardcover edition.
What is your secret vice?
Eating cookies a handful at a time.
What is your favorite time of day?
I love lazy mornings, lying in bed and thinking about the day ahead. But with two small children, I don't get many of them!
How do you indulge yourself when you need a pick me up?
Head to the shops and buy myself a treat!! Or else I take a long bath with Jo Malone bath oil.
What was your most memorable date (good or bad)?
On my eighteenth birthday I had dinner planned with my (then) boyfriend. We got to the restaurant and a whole bunch of friends were there to surprise me. The relationship didn't last but I'll always the remember the party!
What do you appreciate most in your friends?
I appreciate their loyalty, humour and sense of fun.
What woman in history do you admire the most?
Emmeline Pankhurst, who led the suffrage movement. It seems incredible now that women didn't have the vote, it's something we all just take for granted. But it wouldn't have happened without brave women like her.
What was your worst job?
As a financial journalist on the magazine Pensions World, having to write the most boring articles in the world!
What would your theme song be?
'We Are Family' by Sister Sledge. It's such an upbeat, optimistic song, plus I'm very close to all my family, especially my two sisters.
What is your favorite quote?
'I never put off till tomorrow what I can do the day after.' —Oscar Wilde
If you weren't a writer, what career would you choose?
I studied music and would have loved to have been a singer-songwriter.
What actress would you want to play you in a movie?
Sandra Bullock as she is so funny and human and has long dark hair like me. It would be a very boring movie though as writers basically just sit in front of a computer... and write!
What scene in your own books are you most surprised you wrote?
The entire ending of Shopaholic Ties The Knot— as when I first started writing it I had no idea how I would get Becky out of her mess!
From the Hardcover edition.