BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Sophie Kinsella’s Mini Shopaholic Rebecca Bloomwood just hit rock bottom. But she's never looked better.... Becky Bloomwood has a fabulous flat in London's trendiest neighborhood, a troupe of glamorous socialite friends, and a closet brimming with the season's musthaves. The only trouble is that she can't actually afford it not any of it. Her job writing at Successful Savings not only bores her to tears, it doesn't pay much at all. And lately Becky's been chased by dismal letters from Visa and the Endwich Bank letters with large red sums she can't bear to read and they're getting ever harder to ignore. She tries cutting back; she even tries making more money. But none of her efforts succeeds. Becky's only consolation is to buy herself something ... just a little something... Finally a story arises that Becky actually cares about, and her frontpage article catalyzes a chain of events that will transform her lifeand the lives of those around herforever. Sophie Kinsella has brilliantly tapped into our collective consumer conscience to deliver a novel of our times and a heroine who grows stronger every time she weakens. Becky Bloomwood's hilarious schemes to pay back her debts are as endearing as they are desperate. Her "confessions" are the perfect pickmeup when life is hanging in the (bank) balance.