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In Spent, editor Kerry Cohen opens the closet doors wide to tales of womena€™s true relationships with shopping, from humorous stories of love/hate relationships with the mall to heartbreaking tales of overspending to fix relationships. With a contributor list that includes notable female writers like Emily Chenoweth, Ophira Eisenberg, Allison Amend, and Aryn Kyle, the essays each shine light on the particular impact shopping has on all of us. Whether theya€™re cleaning out closets of loved ones, hiding a shoplifting habit, trying out extreme couponing, dividing up family possessions, or buying a brand-new car while in labor, the booka€™s contributors vacillate between convincing themselves to spend and struggling not to. This illuminating anthology links the effects shopping has on our emotions a€” whether it fills us with guilt, happiness, resentment, or doubt a€” our self-worth, and our relationships with parents, grandparents, lovers, children, and friends.However, when she doesfind time to write, she works on a novel, amemoir, and essays forvarious sitesaroundthe Internet. ... Asa finalist in Vogue magazinea#39;s Prixde Paris writing contest years ago, she met thelegendary editor Diana Vreelanda€”who reminded her of her ... Going toGacy, about hertrip to interview serialkiller John WayneGacy before hewas executed, was released as anebookin 2014.

Author:Kerry Cohen
Publisher:Seal Press - 2014-09-23


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