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Spent: Memoirs of a Shopping Addict

2 Ratings: 2.0
A book by Avis Cardella

Cardella, a former model, is a freelance writer in the areas of fashion, photography, and pop culture, but her résumé is rather peripheral to the main thrust of her memoir: her long and debilitating addiction to shopping. This subject has become … see full wiki

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Author: Avis Cardella
Genre: Business & Investing
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
2 reviews about Spent: Memoirs of a Shopping Addict
review by . June 04, 2010
Every little girl has looked through magazines and thought about what it would be like to wear those fancy clothes and expensive jewelry. Avis, desperate to be that beautiful model dressed in Gucci, grew up to only purchase the finer things in life. The problem was, she didn't have an unlimited amount of income to afford her shopping habits which landed her in an enormous amount of debt.    Spent is just like Confessions of a Shopaholic except that it's a true story. I was able …
review by . June 01, 2010
I always admire people who are brave enough to write a story about their misfortunes and I have to give author Avis Cardella her due.    However, I have to say that Spent is not really what I thought it would be. Cardella details her own financial problems in a very honest and down to earth manner but two glaring things occured to me. Firstly, her book is kind of slow moving. The pace of this one could certainly have used some improving. I found the detail way too involved and …
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