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With the same wicked humor, buoyant charm, and optimism that have made her Shopaholic novels beloved international bestsellers, Sophie Kinsella delivers a hilarious new novel and an unforgettable new character. Meet Emma Corrigan, a young woman with a huge heart, an irrepressible spirit, and a few little secrets.

Secrets from her mother:
I lost my virginity in the spare bedroom with Danny Nussbaum while Mum and Dad were downstairs watching Ben-Hur. Sammy the goldfish in my parents' kitchen is not the same goldfish that Mum gave me to look after when she and Dad were in Egypt.

Secrets from her boyfriend:
I weigh one hundred and twenty-eight pounds. Not one eighteen, like Connor thinks. I've always thought Connor looks a bit like Ken. As in Barbie and Ken.

From her colleagues:
When Artemis really annoys me, I feed her plant orange juice. (Which is pretty much every day.) It was me who jammed the copier that time. In fact, all the times.

Secrets she wouldn't share with anyone in the world:
My G-string is hurting me. I have no idea what NATO stands for. Or even what it is.

Until she spills them all to a handsome stranger on a plane. At least, she thought he was a stranger.

But come Monday morning, Emma's office is abuzz about the arrival of Jack Harper, the company's elusive CEO. Suddenly Emma is face-to-face with the stranger from the plane, a man who knows every single humiliating detail about her. Things couldn't possibly get worse. Until they do.

©2004 Sophie Kinsella (P)2004 Random House, Inc.

Kritikerstimmen

"Backstabbing office shenanigans, competition, scandal, love and sex....Kinsella's down-to-earth protagonist is sure to have readers sympathizing and doubled over in laughter." ( Publishers Weekly)
"Kinsella has another irresistible hit on her hands." ( Booklist)

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Ridiculous plot. Wasted my credit on this.

Story is ridiculous. 'Remember me' is a thousand times better. The heroine is a shallow dimwit and an insult to any girl.

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bis zum bitteren Ende

Nachdem mir eine Freundin das Buch "Twenties Girl" von Sophie Kinsella geliehen hatte und ich es sehr lustig fand, dachte ich mir, dass ich es mal mit diesem Hörbuch versuche. Es ist die gekürzte Version die ich gehört habe. Leider muss ich sagen, dass das Buch wenig originelle oder witzige Szenen darstellt. Die Handlungen der Heldin sind unlogisch und dramatische Szenen werden oftmals dadurch produziert, dass sie immer erst 10 Minuten zu spät anfängt zu handeln - und dadurch immer zu spät das Richtige nicht mehr tun kann. Der Held ist ein extrem dominanter Mann, dessen Charme mir in keiner Weise zugänglich wird. Die Nebenfiguren bleiben blasse Skizzen. Besonders die Bösartigkeit der Kollegen und Kolleginnen gegenüber der Heldin bleiben unerklärt. Ich habe das Hörbuch bis zum Ende gehört, auf der Suche nach den positiven Seiten der Geschichte. Vielleicht ist die ungekürzte Fassung besser.

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  • pmehlers
  • Baar-Ebenhausen, Deutschland
  • 10.10.2006

funny, amusing and entertaining

This audiobook is absolutely great. It is such funny and thrilling at the same time I had to listen to the whole book in one go. Fortunately this audiobook is abbridged otherwise I would not have been approachible for a very long time ;o) The English is quite good understandibly even for a german listener who only speaks and listens to english occasionally. Summing up: This audiobook is not only recommendable but a must for each one liking funny women stuff!

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