True Tales of Life, Love, and Credit Card BillsBook - 2005
She was too busy to keep a diary. Luckily, AmEx kept one for her. From comedian Amy Borkowsky comes a hilarious collection about how she-quite literally-spent her early years as a single career woman. After digging out several dust-covered boxes from the back of her closet, Amy discovered twelve years' worth of credit card statements, documenting, in their own way, every significant event in her life. They show that on July 12, 1993, Amy spent $189.12 at Victoria's Secret, and that on July 14 she returned the entire purchase-evidence of a relationship that suddenly unraveled, right before The Lingerie Phase. The $601.76 she spent at Ann Taylor reminds her of her quest to find a suit that would cover not only her torso but also her career-related insecurities, and a $30.25 charge for her first Caller ID box recalls her first fruitless attempts to block out her interfering mother. Every purchase tells a story, and this wickedly funny account relates Amy's search for what every young woman is really shopping for in life: love, success, and independence.
Publisher: New York : Roadside Amusements, 2005.
Branch Call Number: 818.602 BORKOWSK
Characteristics: xii, 194 pages ; 22 cm.