432 pages, 8.56 × 5.68 × 1.45 in
September 21, 2010
Random House Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0385342047
ISBN - 13: 9780385342049
About the Book
In the first Shopaholic in three years, Becky Brandon (ne Bloomwood) is back, this time hilariously challenged by the mini-terror who is her two-year-old daughter, Minnie.
Read from the Book
CHAPTER ONE OK. Don’t panic. I’m in charge. I, Rebecca Brandon (née Bloomwood), am the adult. Not my two-year-old daughter.Only I’m not sure she realizes this.“Minnie, darling, give me the pony.” I try to sound calm and assured, like Nanny Sue off the telly.“Poneeee.” Minnie grips the toy pony more tightly.“No pony.”“Mine!” she cries hysterically. “Miiiine poneee!”Argh. I’m holding about a million shopping bags, my face is sweating, and I could really do without this.It was all going so well. I’d been round the whole shopping mall and bought all the last little things on my Christmas list. Minnie and I were heading toward Santa’s Grotto, and I only stopped for a moment to look at a dollhouse. Whereupon Minnie grabbed a toy pony off the display and refused to put it back. And now I’m in the middle of Ponygate.A mother in J Brand skinny jeans with an impeccably dressed daughter walks past, giving me the Mummy Once-Over, and I flinch. Since I had Minnie, I’ve learned that the Mummy Once-Over is even more savage than the Manhattan Once-Over. In the Mummy Once-Over, they don’t just assess and price your clothes to the nearest penny in one sweeping glance. Oh no. They also take in your child’s clothes, pram brand, nappy bag, snack choice, and whether your child is smiling, snotty, or screaming.Which I know is a lot to take in, in a one-second glance, but believe me, mothers are multitaskers.Minnie definitely scores top marks for her outfit. (Dress: one-off Danny Kovitz; coat: Rache
From the Publisher
Sophie Kinsella has dazzled readers with her irresistible Shopaholic novels—sensational international bestsellers that have garnered millions of devoted fans and catapulted her into the first rank of contemporary storytellers. Now her beloved heroine Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) returns in a hilarious tale of married life, toddlerhood, and the perils of trying to give a fabulous surprise party—on a budget!
Becky Brandon thought motherhood would be a breeze and that having a daughter was a dream come true: a shopping friend for life! But it’s trickier than she thought. Two-year-old Minnie has a quite different approach to shopping.
Minnie creates havoc everywhere she goes, from Harrods to her own christening. Her favorite word is “Mine!” and she’s even trying to get into eBay! On top of everything else, Becky and Luke are still living with her parents (the deal on house #4 has fallen through), when suddenly there’s a huge financial crisis.
With people having to “cut back,” Becky decides to throw a surprise party for Luke to cheer everyone up. But when costs start to spiral out of control, she must decide whether to accept help from an unexpected source—and therefore run the risk of hurting the person she loves.
Will Becky be able to pull off the celebration of the year? Will she and Luke ever find a home of their own? Will Minnie ever learn to behave? And . . . most important . . . will Becky’s secret wishes ever come true?
About the Author
Sophie Kinsella is the author of the bestselling Shopaholic series as well as The Undomestic Goddess, Can You Keep a Secret? and Remember Me? She lives in England.
“[A] madcap adventure.”—People
“Frothy fun . . . Faster than a swiping Visa, more powerful than a two-for-one coupon, able to buy complete wardrobes in a single sprint through the mall—it’s Shopaholic!”—The Washington Post
“Exceptional comedic timing . . . laugh-out-loud funny . . . Mini Shopaholic is a light escape from real life.”—The Roanoke Times
“A page-turner . . . Kinsella at her most hilarious best.”—Fort Worth Star-Telegram
“Screamingly funny.”—USA Today
From the Paperback edition.