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Shoe Addicts Anonymous

by Beth Harbison

St. Martin's Press | April 1, 2008 | Trade Paperback

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Four different women. One common shoe size. And a shared lust for fabulous footwear.

Helene Zaharis's politician husband keeps her on a tight leash and cancels her credit cards as a way of controlling her. Lorna Rafferty is up to her eyeballs in debt and can't stop her addiction to eBay. Sandra Vanderslice, battling agoraphobia, pays her shoe bills by working as a phone-sex operator. And Jocelyn Bowen is a nanny for the family from hell (who barely knows a sole from a heel but who will do anything to get out of the house.)

On Tuesday nights, these women meet to trade shoes and, in the process, form friendships that will help them each triumph over their problems---from secret pasts to blackmail, bankruptcy, and dating. Funny, emotional, and powerful, Shoe Addicts Anonymous is a perfect read for any woman who has ever struggled to find the perfect ?t.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 pages, 3.29 × 2.55 × 0.37 in

Published: April 1, 2008

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312348231

ISBN - 13: 9780312348236

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Shoe Addicts Anonymous

by Beth Harbison

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 pages, 3.29 × 2.55 × 0.37 in

Published: April 1, 2008

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312348231

ISBN - 13: 9780312348236

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Chapter 1 Sex in a box. That’s what it was. Spine-tingling, heart-stopping, decadent sex in a box.         Lorna Rafferty pushed the tissue aside, and the heady smell of leather filled her nostrils, sending a familiar tingle straight through her core. The feeling—this thrill—never got old, no matter how many times she went through the ritual. She touched the tightly stitched leather and smiled. She couldn’t help it. This was wicked pleasure at its sensuous, tactile, hedonistic best. It made her skin prickle from head to toe. She ran her fingertips along the smooth surface, skidding over the graceful arch, like a cat stretching under the midday sun; she smiled at the sharp but satisfying prick of the spike. Yes. Yesss. This was hot. She knew it was wrong, of course. Twelve years in Catholic school hadn’t been for nothing: she’d pay the price for this indulgence later. Well, hell, she’d been planning on that for years. That debt was going to have to get in line with a lot of others. In the meantime, Lorna had these peep-toe ankle-strap Delman platform sandals to comfort her. She could walk right into the fires of hell if she had to, in shoes to die for. One of the only things she could remember about her mother was her shoes. Black-and-white spectators. Little pink sandals with kitten heels. And Lorna’s favorites: long, slim satin shoes, with heels like narrow art deco commas, and tiny bows
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Four different women. One common shoe size. And a shared lust for fabulous footwear.

Helene Zaharis's politician husband keeps her on a tight leash and cancels her credit cards as a way of controlling her. Lorna Rafferty is up to her eyeballs in debt and can't stop her addiction to eBay. Sandra Vanderslice, battling agoraphobia, pays her shoe bills by working as a phone-sex operator. And Jocelyn Bowen is a nanny for the family from hell (who barely knows a sole from a heel but who will do anything to get out of the house.)

On Tuesday nights, these women meet to trade shoes and, in the process, form friendships that will help them each triumph over their problems---from secret pasts to blackmail, bankruptcy, and dating. Funny, emotional, and powerful, Shoe Addicts Anonymous is a perfect read for any woman who has ever struggled to find the perfect ?t.

About the Author

Beth Harbison is the New York Times bestselling author of Secrets of a Shoe Addict, Hope in a Jar and Thin, Rich, Pretty. She lives with her husband and two children near Washington, D.C., where she enjoys a large collection of impractical shoes and purses.

Editorial Reviews

"Harbison''s latest is a captivating, sparkling tale, filled with wit and charm ... Superb character development and a winning plotline make this an engaging novel not to be missed."
--RT Book Reviews
 
"Harbison creates vivid, convincing characters and handles them well. Reading this novel is like eating a slice of cake."
--Publishers Weekly
 
"Harbison's hardcover fiction debut lovingly describes beautiful shoes."
--Kirkus Reviews
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