Shoe Addicts Anonymous: A Novel

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Shoe Addicts Anonymous: A Novel

by Beth Harbison

St. Martin's Press | April 29, 2014 | Mass Market Paperbound

Shoe Addicts Anonymous: A Novel is rated 3.9091 out of 5 by 11.

"Kick off your Keds (unless you're driving) and meet a motley group of D.C. women who bond over designer shoes. It's chick lit with heart and sole." --"People "magazine""

Four different women. One common shoe size.

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 can't leave the house and pays her shoe bills by working as a phone-sex operator. And Jocelyn Bowen (who barely knows a sole from a heel) is a nanny for the family from hell and will do anything to get out of the house.

And a shared lust for fabulous footwear...

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, Beth Harbison's "Shoe Addicts""Anonymous" is a perfect read for any woman who has ever struggled to find the perfect fit.

"Reading this novel is like eating a slice of cake." --"Publishers Weekly"

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 400 pages, 6.89 × 4.13 × 1 in

Published: April 29, 2014

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 031234824X

ISBN - 13: 9780312348243

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Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from excellent for a light summer read The title of this book really drew me in. I didn't have very high expectations as the story sounded a little weak, but I just had to try and read it. I was pleasantly suprised with how smart this book was! I felt all the characters were really well-rounded and relateable with many different sides to them. I cannot wait to read more from Beth Harbison!
Date published: 2012-08-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun Read...with Shoes! Chick-lit fans will definitely enjoy this novel! It was a cute, fun chick-lit book about four women, who at first glance seem to have very little in common, but come together because of their love for shoes. The women have extremely different lives (from a politician's wife to a nanny) and extremely different problems, but each of them had aspects of their lives or personal problems that I could (and I think most women will) relate to. The ending did not tie up the stories of the girls but I suspect this was planned as there is now a sequel to this book, Secrets of a Shoe Addict, which came out in July 2009. Planning on picking that one up soon :)
Date published: 2009-09-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from meh So basically, it was an interesting idea, intriguing concept for chick lit and then it just went no where. The ending wasn't conclusive, the characters were wacky but severely lacking in development or likability. I kept reading in hopes that it'd get better, it didn't. The ideas were all there and they were great, but the book just turned out to be a total blah.
Date published: 2009-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this book!! I thought this book was absolutely hilarious. It was very easy to read - and even easier to get into. I fell in love with the characters, and found myself really relating to them. I would definitely recommend this book.
Date published: 2009-02-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Shoe Addicts Anonymous If you are a fan of the Shopaholic & Sex and the City series you will love Shoe Addicts Anonymous & its sequel Secrets of a Show Addict by Beth Harbison. These books will keep you laughing in disbelief at the mess these ladies find themselves in. From a series of blind dates that really go wrong, to operating a profitable phone sex operation to tailing a private detective, these ladies really take the cake. It's real women trying to find themselves through support of their friends.
Date published: 2008-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read I loved this book! Makes for a great beach/escapist read.
Date published: 2008-09-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great beach read This book is a cross between Confessions of a Shopaholic, The Nanny Diaries and Sex and the City. I enjoyed all of the characters, they all come from different backgrounds and jobs. The main character has an obsession with footwear and finds herself financially challenged. She decides to form a weekly support group for people like her, 'shoes addicts anonymous'. This book is really enjoyable, a great beach read. I read it in one sitting. I will be reading the sequel soon.
Date published: 2008-06-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good Beach Read I picked up this book for the beach. It wasn't bad. It isn't one of my favorite books, I found the story line a little lacking at times, but I would say this book is worth reading once at least.
Date published: 2008-06-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from just finished it! I waited for the softcover to come out before buying it. I was so excited to see it on the shelves! Once again I found myself investing so much into the storyline. I really related to the topic & characters & couldn't put it down. I definitely recommend this to other chick lit fanatics!
Date published: 2008-04-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun book full of shoes!! This is a fun book with interesting women characters from different walks of life bonding together over their love of shoes. They have a lot of problems in their lives, no matter how good their life may look to other members of the group. They help each other get more shoes, plus deal with all of lifes problems. This was fun and I'd definitely recommend it as a fun, light read. I'd probably wait for the softcover before buying it though, it is such a quick read.
Date published: 2008-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic read!! I loved this book. It's a great story of friendship intertwined with a love for beautiful shoes. It's perfect for those of us who share in this addiction. A must read for lovers of all shoes beautiful!!!
Date published: 2007-07-13

– More About This Product –

Shoe Addicts Anonymous: A Novel

by Beth Harbison

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 400 pages, 6.89 × 4.13 × 1 in

Published: April 29, 2014

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 031234824X

ISBN - 13: 9780312348243

From the Publisher

"Kick off your Keds (unless you're driving) and meet a motley group of D.C. women who bond over designer shoes. It's chick lit with heart and sole." --"People "magazine""

Four different women. One common shoe size.

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 can't leave the house and pays her shoe bills by working as a phone-sex operator. And Jocelyn Bowen (who barely knows a sole from a heel) is a nanny for the family from hell and will do anything to get out of the house.

And a shared lust for fabulous footwear...

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, Beth Harbison's "Shoe Addicts""Anonymous" is a perfect read for any woman who has ever struggled to find the perfect fit.

"Reading this novel is like eating a slice of cake." --"Publishers Weekly"

About the Author

Beth Harbison grew up in Potomac, Maryland and graduated with a BA from the University of Maryland. Harbison wrote four cookbooks and twenty-two Silhouette Romances before hitting the New York Times bestseller list with her first mainstream novel Shoe Addicts Anonymous (St. Martins, June 2007). She followed with Secrets of a Shoe Addict (St. Martins, June 2008), Hope in a Jar (St. Martins, July 2009), Thin Rich Pretty (St. Martins, July 2010) and Always Something There to Remind Me (St. Martins, May 2012). Beth lives in Maryland with her family and dogs.