Spent: Exposing Our Complicated Relationship with Shopping by Kerry CohenSpent: Exposing Our Complicated Relationship with Shopping by Kerry Cohen

Spent: Exposing Our Complicated Relationship with Shopping

byKerry Cohen

Paperback | September 23, 2014

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In Spent, editor Kerry Cohen opens the closet doors wide to tales of women's true relationships with shopping, from humorous stories of love/hate relationships with the mall to heartbreaking tales of overspending to fix relationships. With a contributor list that includes notable female writers like Emily Chenoweth, Ophira Eisenberg, Allison Amend, and Aryn Kyle, the essays each shine light on the particular impact shopping has on all of us.Whether they're cleaning out closets of loved ones, hiding a shoplifting habit, trying out extreme couponing, dividing up family possessions, or buying a brand-new car while in labor, the book's contributors vacillate between convincing themselves to spend and struggling not to. This illuminating anthology links the effects shopping has on our emotions - whether it fills us with guilt, happiness, resentment, or doubt - our self-worth, and our relationships with parents, grandparents, lovers,children, and friends.
Kerry Cohen is the author of eight books, including the memoirs Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity and Seeing Ezra: A Mother's Story of Autism, Unconditional Love, and The Meaning of Normal ; Dirty Little Secrets: Breaking the Silence on Teenage Girls and Promiscuity, a sociological examination of the loose girl" issue; three young ...
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Title:Spent: Exposing Our Complicated Relationship with ShoppingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:September 23, 2014Publisher:Da Capo PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1580055125

ISBN - 13:9781580055123

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Editorial Reviews

Spent is dazzling. So smart. So funny. So relatable. The essays transcend shopping-this is a book about life. Buy it."- Chelsea Cain , New York Times bestselling author of Heartsick "Smart, funny, rueful, and honest, Spent is an indispensable shopping companion."- Claire Dederer , bestselling author of Poser: My Life in 23 Yoga Poses "For anyone who has a complicated relationship with shopping (i.e. everyone), the pleasure of reading this profound and funny collection of essays is pure and absolute. No buyer's remorse or sticker shock. Satisfaction 100% guaranteed."- Karen Karbo , author of The Gospel According to Coco Chanel '[A] distinct and thoughtful work... Readers who frequently and joyfully shop will be nodding along through many of the stories and recognizing and appreciating the heart and humor... Recommended for shopping enthusiasts and those interested in the activity's sociological, economical, and personal effects on our lives.'- Library Journal 'This collection of essays, memoirs, and nonfiction-fiction reads like True Confessions, which, after all, is how shopping is perceived by many U.S. women... Different voices, all plucked from professional writers, add power and polish to this anthology.'- Booklist "