Spent: Memoirs Of A Shopping Addict by Avis CardellaSpent: Memoirs Of A Shopping Addict by Avis Cardella

Spent: Memoirs Of A Shopping Addict

byAvis Cardella

Hardcover | May 14, 2010

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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.

Spentis 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.
After spending her formative years reading fashion magazines voraciously,Avis Cardellafound her calling writing about photography, fashion, and culture. She has written forBritish Vogue, American Photo, andSurface, among other publications. She lives in Paris with her husband.
Title:Spent: Memoirs Of A Shopping AddictFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.75 × 5.75 × 1 inPublished:May 14, 2010Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316035602

ISBN - 13:9780316035606


Editorial Reviews

"bracing... Avis Cardella's "Spent" relates how the author's "compulsive shopping habit" pushed her to the brink of financial and existential bankruptcy. This riveting, painfully candid memoir exposes the dark side of the belief that we are what we wear."-Caroline Weber, The New York Times Sunday Book Review