Author(s): Steve Martin
Original Publish Date: Oct 01, 2000
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (3.62 hours)
Product Number: Z100134435
Released: Feb 12, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780743563789
Narrator/s: Steve Martin
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THE BESTSELLING NOVEL BY STEVE MARTIN IS NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE Mirabelle is the "shopgirl" of the title, a young woman, beautiful in a wallflowerish kind of way, who works behind the glove counter at Neiman Marcus "selling things that nobody buys anymore..." Mirabelle captures the attention of Ray Porter, a wealthy businessman almost twice her age. As they tentatively embark on a relationship, they struggle to decipher the language of love--with consequences that are both comic and heartbreaking. Filled with the kind of witty, discerning observations that have brought Steve Martin critical success, Shopgirl is a work of disarming tenderness.

Professional reviews

"Meet Mirabelle, the shopgirl who sells gloves at Neiman Marcus, and the two loves in her life--"Mr." Ray Porter, an older man who loves women, and Jeremy, a slightly lost young man who is in love with her. Through his fluid, even, relentless reading, Steve Martin tells of the dysfunctional lives of his characters and their lack of connection with each other. Martin uses highly illustrative vocabulary to reveal the psyches of men in their relationships with women. Despite Martin's flawless narration, the story never comes to life for the listener, who becomes as frantically bored as the main character. M.B.K. (c) AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine"

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