The Best of Everything By Kimberla Lawson Roby

The moral of the story is don’t do it! Young Alicia is newly married and addicted to shopping but in a very sober self justifying way which I suppose is the way of addiction. This is not a funny book or even humourous as was Shopaholic but an attempt to show how destructive the sins of our fathers (and mothers) can be. I personally did not like the way she has written this book – two friends who meet for lunch on a regular basis do not talk the way she has written – and the abrupt way the book ends is not very satisfying. A little elementary in its prose and very little character development apart from the main character.