Luke ha chiesto a Becky di sposarlo. Nell'attesa di decidere il luogo delle nozze Becky si diverte a provare abiti da sposa, assaggiare torte e preparare liste di nozze. Ma il tempo vola, la sposa è una e i matrimoni organizzati sono ormai due. In due continenti diversi. Lo stesso giorno...
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Sophie Kinsella’s Shopaholic to the Stars. Life has been good to Becky Bloomwood: She’s become the top personal shopper at Barneys and she’s living happily with her boyfriend, Luke, in Manhattan’s West Village. But with her best friend, Suze, engaged, how can Becky fail to notice that her own ring finger is bare? Not that she’s been thinking about marriage (or diamonds) or anything. Then Luke proposes! Problem is, two other people are planning her wedding: Becky’s overjoyed mother—who has been waiting forever to host a backyard wedding, with the bride resplendent in Mum’s frilly old gown; and her high-society soon-to-be mother-in-law—who insists on a glamorous, all-expenses-paid affair at the Plaza. Both weddings, on separate continents, on the same day . . . and Becky can’t seem to turn down either one. Can everyone’s favorite shopaholic tie the knot before everything unravels? Praise for Sophie Kinsella and Shopaholic Ties the Knot “Kinsella has a genuine gift for comic writing.”—The Boston Globe “Witty and hilarious.”—Cosmopolitan (U.K.) “Another entertaining entry in Kinsella’s unabashedly fluffy Shopaholic series . . . chock-full of the charming antics and asides that made the first two installments hilarious best-sellers.”—Booklist “Kinsella’s Bloomwood is plucky and funny. . . . You won’t have to shop around to find a more winning protagonist.”—People
I love shopping
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Publisher: Edizioni Mondadori
Becky è una giornalista che dalle colonne di un prestigioso giornale londinese consiglia risparmio e investimenti sicuri. È carina, piena di inventiva, determinata. E ha una irrefrenabile passione: lo shopping. Irrefrenabile al punto di diventare una sorta di malattia...
Becky Bloomwood, ora felicemente sposata, è di ritorno a Londra dopo dieci indimenticabili mesi di luna di miele. La vita matrimoniale è un sogno, se non fosse che Luke, per frenare le inutili spese della moglie, ha deciso di controllare personalmente il budget familiare...
Becky Bloomwood è più felice che mai. Lavoro e matrimonio vanno a gonfie vele e, soprattutto, è incinta!
È un'inguaribile ottimista, carina, determinata. Segni particolari: la passione per lo shopping. Tra negozi e alberghi alla moda, colloqui di lavoro e pranzi, proseguono le irresistibili avventure di Becky Bloomwood.
I love mini shopping
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Publisher: Edizioni Mondadori
Becky Brandon (nata Bloomwood) era convinta che essere madre fosse una passeggiata, ma naturalmente deve ricredersi. Ora che la piccola Minnie ha due anni è a dir poco un uragano, specie quando entra nei negozi afferrando tutto ciò che vede al grido di "Miiiio!"...
Author: Chris Bianco
When Chris Bianco started Pizzeria Bianco in the back corner of a Phoenix grocery store in 1988, he had no idea that he would become a driving force in the artisanal pizza movement. All he knew was that his food would reflect the respect and sincere intention that he brings to each of his recipes, as the result of his relationships with farmers, local producers, customers, and staff. Now a James Beard Award–winning chef—the first pizzaiolo to receive the honor—and the owner of the legendary pizza mecca, Chris Bianco brings us a full- color, fully illustrated cookbook that illuminates the fundamentals of pizza making and the philosophy behind Chris’s cooking. The book features recipes for his signature pizzas as well as strategies and techniques for translating chef’s methods to the home kitchen. Bianco celebrates both the simple and the nuanced, revealing the methods that lead to the perfect crust, the sweetest tomato sauce, the creamiest mozzarella, and the most expertly balanced flavor combinations. It also features recipes for salads, antipasti, and dessert options, as well as family meals that are cooked behind the scenes and a new array of big plates showcased at Chris’s highly regarded restaurants. With its attention to detail and tips for making unforgettable, flavorful pizzas, Bianco is an essential manual for anyone serious about pizza, pasta, and more.
Me Without You
"A story of how love can break our hearts -- and heal them"--Page 4 of cover.
Author: Gerard Bianco
"Compelling!"—Christopher Kompanek Meet Harold Jenkins, a sexually frustrated man. Essentially isolated in his New York City apartment, he is helpless against the powers that control his every hour. He's stuck in a rut of old habits, and that's making things difficult with Lilly, his less-than-generous lady love. But for Harold, new possibilities arrive in the appearance of a mysterious stranger. He can't quite figure out how to respond to this strange person he finds sniffling on his stove in the middle of the night. Bewildered and confused, Harold is faced with a critical decision: will he succumb to the requirements dictated by the powers that be, or will he take control of his life in the only way he knows how? Harold has no problems taking matters into his own hands—and that's part of the problem. Disciplineis a madcap comedy with a sympathetic mix of wit, banter, love, and frustration that flirts with the obsessions that can drive a man to madness.
Ho il tuo numero
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Publisher: Edizioni Mondadori
Cosa accade se ti scippano il telefonino e tutta la tua vita è lì dentro? Ti senti persa, naturalmente. È quello che capita a Poppy, una scombinata fisioterapista prossima alle nozze con un affascinante docente universitario...
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Sophie Kinsella returns to her beloved Shopaholic series with Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) newly arrived in Hollywood and starry-eyed. She and her two-year-old daughter, Minnie, have relocated to L.A. to join Becky’s husband, Luke, who is there to handle PR for famous actress Sage Seymour. Becky can’t wait to start living the A-list lifestyle, complete with celebrity sightings, yoga retreats, and shopping trips to Rodeo Drive. But she really hopes to become a personal stylist—Sage’s personal stylist—if only Luke would set up an introduction. Then, unexpectedly, Becky is offered the chance to dress Sage’s archrival, and though things become a bit more complicated, it’s a dream come true! Red carpet premieres, velvet ropes, paparazzi clamoring for attention—suddenly Becky has everything she’s ever wanted. Or does she? Praise for Shopaholic to the Stars “A witty novel with the twists of a soap and the laughs of a rom-com.”—InTouch “Shopaholic Becky is funnier than ever as she tries to make it in Hollywood as a celeb stylist.”—People “Our beloved heroine Becky hilariously juggles motherhood and a new career. . . . Sophie Kinsella is such a genius.”—Redbook “It’s impossible not to fall in love with Becky and her antics, and this latest offering doesn’t disappoint. With appeal for fans of Kinsella’s prior Shopaholic books, this one will draw in new fans as well. Like the first six in the series, [Shopaholic to the Stars] is screamingly funny and lots of fun.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Take the caustic wit of Gillian Flynn and the comedy of manners of Edith Wharton, add a British accent—that’s Sophie Kinsella.”—The Globe and Mail “Fans of the series who love Becky just as she is (and has always been) will enjoy this seventh series entry. . . . Kinsella expertly plots this story and deftly drops in some unexpected twists.”—Library Journal “Becky is a truly engaging narrator. She may be self-centered, a shopping addict and a bit flighty, but she’s also good-natured and genuinely funny. It’s a joy to accompany her on her journey, no matter how tangled it seems at times. A light, enjoyable read that’s pure escapism.”—Kirkus Reviews “Winsome Becky’s romp through Hollywood will thoroughly entertain readers, and the novel’s conclusion neatly paves the way for Becky’s next adventure.”—Booklist “Loyal fans who have enjoyed Kinsella’s flakey protagonist in previous stories will enjoy this outing.”—Fredericksburg Free Lance–Star “Kinsella fans will be ecstatic for this long-awaited addition to the author’s Shopaholic series. Lighthearted, warm, funny—Kinsella rules the red carpet with Becky’s new Hollywood adventures. A little unsolved mystery at the end may cause the paparazzi to swarm Becky’s home and leave readers wanting more.”—RT Book Reviews
The Man I Love
Author: Suanne Laqueur
Publisher: Cathedral Rock Press
“Like it or not, she made you the man you are. And you never got over her. You just left.” April 19, 1992: A man with a gun walks into a university theater, intent on stopping the show. Erik “Fish” Fiskare watches from the lighting booth as his life is instantly and irrevocably changed. Spanning fifteen years, The Man I Love explores how a single act of violence reverberates through a circle of college friends. At the circle’s center is Erik and his girlfriend, Marguerite “Daisy” Bianco. Her love, passion and pragmatic strength have always sustained Erik, but when she succumbs to post-traumatic stress, the young couple is torn apart. Erik remains estranged from Daisy into his adulthood. He builds a satisfying life, yet he’s haunted by the lingering bond of his soul mate. Soon Erik must face the past and answer the question: is leaving the end of loving? Fearlessly touching on today’s social and mental health issues, The Man I Love follows Erik’s journey back to the truth of himself and a woman he can’t forget. With its gripping story and an unforgettable cast of characters, this epic novel of love and forgiveness lingers long after the last page is turned. “A new kind of romance, well-crafted and intelligently written. Suanne Laqueur deftly explores what it means to be vulnerable, resilient and human.” “A compelling, heartfelt, intense read. The Man I Love raises important and tough social topics that are relevant and timely.” “An intelligent, perfectly-pitched modern romance. NOT your typical boy meets girl, but a story of first love and how people handle extreme situations.” “The Man I Love looks love, sex, depression and PTSD in the face and calls them by name. An astounding emotional journey of forgiveness and recovery.” “Laqueur combines the dynamics of a circle of friends with a school shooting. The result is The Man I Love, a gripping, angsty psychological romance that explores second chances at first love. Book clubs will find plenty to discuss in this coming-of-age emotional journey of forgiveness and recovery. The characters are flawlessly crafted and deserving of love after tragedy. You'll be thinking about them long after you've finished.”