Spent: Memoirs Of A Shopping Addict

May 14, 2010|
Spent: Memoirs Of A Shopping Addict by Avis Cardella
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As a child, Avis Cardella devoured the glamorous images in her mother''s fashion magazines. She grew up to be one of the people in them, living a life that seemed to be filled with labels and luxury. But shopping had become a dangerous addiction. She forwent food for Prada. Credit card debt blossomed like the ever-increasing pile of unworn shoes and clothing in the back of her closet. She defined herself by the things she owned and also lost herself in the mad hunt for the perfect pair of pants or purse that might make her feel whole.

Spent is Avis Cardella''s timely, deeply personal, and shockingly dramatic exploration of our cultural need to spend, and of what happens when someone is consumed by the desire to consume.
Avis Cardella is a former model and fashion journalist. She surrently works as a freelance writer specializing in the areas of art, photography, fashion and lifestyle. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications including British Vogue, Surface, WWD, the New York Times Magazine, and Marie Claire, among others. She lives in Paris...
Title:Spent: Memoirs Of A Shopping AddictFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:272 pages, 8.75 X 5.75 X 1 inShipping dimensions:272 pages, 8.75 X 5.75 X 1 inPublished:May 14, 2010Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316035602

ISBN - 13:9780316035606

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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