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Publisher's Summary

Beloved by readers, Sophie Kinsella's national best seller, Confessions of a Shopaholic, introduced the irrepressible one-woman shopping phenomenon, Becky Bloomwood. Now, in this hilarious follow-up, Becky and her credit cards are headed across the Atlantic.

With her shopping excesses (somewhat) in check and her career as a TV financial guru thriving, Becky's biggest problem seems to be tearing her entrepreneur boyfriend, Luke, away from work for a romantic country weekend. And worse, figuring out how to "pack light." But packing takes on a whole new meaning when Luke announces he's moving to New York for business - and he asks Becky to go with him!

Before you can say "Prada sample sale," Becky has landed in the Big Apple, home of Park Avenue penthouses and luxury department stores.

Surely it's only a matter of time until she becomes an American TV celebrity, and she and Luke are the toast of Gotham society. Nothing can stand in their way, especially with Becky's bills miles away in London.

But then an unexpected disaster threatens her career prospects, her relationship with Luke, and her available credit line! Shopaholic Takes Manhattan - but will she have to return it?

This book is also known as Shopaholic Abroad.

©2002 Sophie Kinsella (P)2002 Recorded Books

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  • Julie
  • Bountiful, UT, United States
  • 10-01-03

Delightful!

I really enjoyed this book. This book is witty and funny right from the start. It is hard to put down just waiting to see what will happen next. The reader, Emily Gray really brings the characters to life. I can't wait to read the other two books in the series.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Kathleen
  • Littlehampton, United Kingdom
  • 09-15-03

oh,good,more shopaholic!

I did not really think the second book would be as good as the first,they rarely are,but it is! A smashing read.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • M.
  • Fort Belvoir, VA, United States
  • 08-26-03

shopaholic in new york

the things i have learned from reading this series of books i will be able to shop appropriately for the rest of my life....... or at least be able to stay in debt for the rest of my life ;-)

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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    1 out of 5 stars

Not good

I know this is supposed to be light & fun reading; but I began to hate Becky. She is deceptive and manipulative, and lies to her loved ones. I couldn't root for her or care about how things turned out. For light reading, this was alot of work.

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  • Cathy
  • Gillette, WY, United States
  • 05-12-12

Same exact story, different setting

I am sad to say that I thoroughly disliked this book. I enjoyed “Confessions of a Shopaholic”. However, this is the same story with a different setting. I smiled my way through Confessions because this silly character seemed to learn from her mistakes. End of story? Nope. We get to read how Rebecca is NOT simply foolish in a charming way; but is just plain stupid (the chapel scene, really?). I enjoy a light, chick lit novel, I do not expect a literary masterpiece, but this book is just plain annoying.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Erica
  • Gilbert, AZ, USA
  • 01-18-09

Not as good as the first but still a fun book

I did not think that this book was as good as her first book, however this was still a fun listen.

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Better than the first

For some reason, I actually like this better than the first book. I find Becky's plight in this book somehow more relatable, and she's a bit quicker and smarter in her response to the situation. Emily Gray's narration is still spot on.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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I literally skipped a few chapters.

Becky is charming and detestable. I hate all the lying. And the Guggenheim?? I've enjoyed all if the other s. kinsella novels, but this is my last shopoholic. I mean it!

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Hilarious

very entertaining. love sophie kinsella 's books. she's like a best friend i never had. so funny and makes reading a breeze.

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not the best

usually I love all Sophie Kinsella's books but I couldn't understand the way of thinking of Beky about shopping at all

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  • Julie
  • 02-14-10

If you love Sex & the City you'll love this

Ok so the average british girl doesn't have a job in TV or a mega rich boyfriend but this book provides some first class escapism, and if you have a soft spot for New York you'll enjoy all the references to sights of the Big Apple.

Hadn't realised that I had already read the book because the name was changed.

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  • Christal
  • 03-19-17

Just awful

I thoroughly enjoyed the first shopaholic book but this was just a rehash showing the worst of Becky Bloomwood. I found Becky's antics and self justifications were no longer funny, in fact she has become so cringeworthy and annoying I have given up!
The narrator sounded like she enjoyed the story, expressed Becky well but had an awful monotone for Luke.

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  • Katrin
  • 03-28-16

Amazing

I loved this book it was amazing!! Definitely purchase worth the money if you like chick flicks.

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  • Jane
  • 05-23-15

Another fun and entertaining Shopaholic listen

Hilarious and fun Sophie Kingsella keeps producing excellent books in the Shopaholic series following Becky though her hectic rollercoaster life this time set in New York. Looking forward to the next one!

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  • Katherine
  • 04-24-14

Definitely not as good as the first, but enjoyable

Would you try another book written by Sophie Kinsella or narrated by Emily Gray?

Sophie Kinsella is the queen of silly and enjoyable novels that are fun and escapist but manages to avoid creating complex or realistic characters that have any literary value further than a bubble bath and a few laughs.

Any additional comments?

If you enjoyed the first book, this is a nice follow on, but by no means literary genius.

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  • Lara
  • 09-21-12

Not as good as the 1st book

i loved the 1st book because of it was original but when it came the 2nd and 3rd book i could not stand the same jokes and descriptions, story. it feels like reading the 1st book again. very boring

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  • Caroline
  • 03-21-10

Easy and fun

This book is a really easy listening and fun book and very addictive as I completed it in 3 days.