Make us homepage
Add to Favorites
FAIL (the browser should render some flash content, not this).

Main page » Fiction literature » Steve Martin - Shopgirl

Steve Martin - Shopgirl


Narrator: Steve Martin
Bitrate: 64 kb/s
Length; about 3 h 30 m

One of the country's most acclaimed and beloved entertainers, Steve Martin has written a novella that is unexpectedly perceptive about relationships and life. Martin is profoundly wise when it comes to the inner workings of the human heart. 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..." Slightly lost but not off-kilter, very shy, Mirabelle charms because of all that she is not: not glamorous, not aggressive, not self-aggrandizing. Still there is something about her that is irresistible. Mirabelle captures the attention of Ray Porter, a wealthy businessman almost twice her age. As they tentatively embark on a relationship, they both 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 Martin critical success, Shopgirl is a work of disarming tenderness. What the Critics Say: Grammy Nominee for Best Spoken Word Album "Martin's elegant, bleak, desolatingly sad first novella is in every sense his most serious work to date." (The New York Times Book Review)

Purchase Steve Martin - Shopgirl from
Dear user! You need to be registered and logged in to fully enjoy We recommend registering or logging in.

Tags: Audiobook Humour, Martin, about, Shopgirl, Steve, Mirabelle, novella, anymore, charms