Shoe Addicts Anonymous (Mass Market Paperbound)

By Beth Harbison

St. Martin's Press, 9780312348243, 400pp.

Publication Date: April 29, 2014



"Kick off your Keds (unless you're driving) and meet a motley group of D.C. women who bond over designer shoes. It's chick lit with heart and sole." "People "magazine

Four different women. One common shoe size.

Helene Zaharis's politician husband keeps her on a tight leash and cancels her credit cards as a way of controlling her. Lorna Rafferty is up to her eyeballs in debt and can't stop her addiction to eBay. Sandra Vanderslice can't leave the house and pays her shoe bills by working as a phone-sex operator. And Jocelyn Bowen (who barely knows a sole from a heel) is a nanny for the family from hell and will do anything to get out of the house.

And a shared lust for fabulous footwear

On Tuesday nights, these women meet to trade shoes and, in the process, form friendships that will help them each triumph over their problems from secret pasts to blackmail, bankruptcy, and dating. Funny, emotional, and powerful, Beth Harbison's "Shoe Addicts" "Anonymous" is a perfect read for any woman who has ever struggled to find the perfect fit.

"Reading this novel is like eating a slice of cake." "Publishers Weekly.

About the Author

BETH HARBISON is the New York Times bestselling author of Chose the Wrong Guy, Gave Him the Wrong Finger; When in Doubt, Add Butter; Always Something There to Remind Me; Thin, Rich, Pretty; Hope in a Jar; and Secrets of a Shoe Addict. She grew up in Potomac, Maryland, and now lives a quiet home on the eastern shore.

Praise For Shoe Addicts Anonymous

“Enough heart (and sole) for beach readers and foot fetishists alike.” —Entertainment Weekly


 “Harbison’s latest is a captivating, sparkling tale, filled with wit and charm…an engaging novel not to be missed.”—Romantic Times


“A fun, chick-lit romp about four women with the same shoe size and passion for footware.”—The Orange County Register


“More fun than a pair of Manolos, more exciting than some Prada platforms!”—Molly Jong-Fast, author of The Social-Climber’s Handbook


“Start to finish—or heel to toe, as the case may be—Shoe Addicts Anonymous is an entertaining read…”—Memphis Flyer


“I love women’s friendship novels—especially ones where nobody dies!  Shoe Addicts Anonymous is uplifting and funny.  A real page-turner.  I guarantee you’ll be rooting for these four women.”—Susan Elizabeth Phillips, author of The Great Escape


“A group of women with one common habit, spending a fortune on shoes…Great book!”—Wisconsin State Journal


“Shoe lust brings four very different women together in this funny, poignant, and unforgettable novel. I’d love to come to the next meeting.”—Celia Rivenbark, author of Rude Bitches Make Me Tired


“I read it addictively (ignored my children, forgot to eat) in one sitting.” —Valerie Frankel, author of It’s Hard Not to Hate You

 “I was hooked from the first page and read it in one sitting—I couldn’t put it down…Shoe Addicts Anonymous was a pleasure from start to finish.”—Marian Keyes, bestselling author of The Mystery of Mercy Close