Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Shop Girl Book Review

Shopgirl by Steve Martin was book that my neighbor gave me after we had our joint yard sale.  I knew that I had heard of it but I had no clue what it was about.  I guess there is also a movie but I missed that one too :)

In case you are as clueless as me (missing both the book and the movie), let me recap.  Mirabelle is the main character and this book takes you through her life using different perspectives like her wealthy older boyfriend, Ray Porter or her co-worker, Lisa.  Mirabelle works at the glove department in Neiman Marcus so she doesn't get a lot of interaction with people because there aren't a lot of people out there buying fancy white elbow length gloves.  By night an artist and by day a "shop girl," Mirabelle is a wall flower who doesn't reach out to meet people but is very lonely.  The story goes through her trials and tribulations becoming more outgoing and creating a life for herself.

I don't think that was one of my favorites but I was entertained enough to read the whole book in less than 24 hours.  It was short and seemed more like a movie script than a book so it might be a good movie to see at some point.  Check it out at your local library or bookstore and tell me what you think. 

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