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Remember Me?
by Sophie Kinsella

Published: 2008-12-30
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With the same wicked humor and delicious charm that have won her millions of devoted fans, Sophie Kinsella, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Shopaholic & Baby, returns with an irresistible new novel and a fresh new heroine who finds herself in a life-changing and utterly ...
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With the same wicked humor and delicious charm that have won her millions of devoted fans, Sophie Kinsella, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Shopaholic & Baby, returns with an irresistible new novel and a fresh new heroine who finds herself in a life-changing and utterly hilarious predicament?.

When twenty-eight-year-old Lexi Smart wakes up in a London hospital, she?s in for a big surprise. Her teeth are perfect. Her body is toned. Her handbag is Vuitton. Having survived a car accident?in a Mercedes no less?Lexi has lost a big chunk of her memory, three years to be exact, and she?s about to find out just how much things have changed.

Somehow Lexi went from a twenty-five-year-old working girl to a corporate big shot with a sleek new loft, a personal assistant, a carb-free diet, and a set of glamorous new friends. And who is this gorgeous husband?who also happens to be a multimillionaire? With her mind still stuck three years in reverse, Lexi greets this brave new world determined to be the person she?well, seems to be. That is, until an adorably disheveled architect drops the biggest bombshell of all.

Suddenly Lexi is scrambling to catch her balance. Her new life, it turns out, comes complete with secrets, schemes, and intrigue. How on earth did all this happen? Will she ever remember? And what will happen when she does?


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Editorial Review

Behind The Book: A Note to Amazon Readers from Author Sophie Kinsella

It's hard, in hindsight, to say exactly how a book comes into being. There are so many ideas and themes that get explored and discarded along the way; so many layers that are built up. Plus it's a bit like having a baby?once the hard work is over it becomes a blur!

But with all my novels, I usually start with one little kernel of an idea--and gradually build it up over months of thinking, plotting, the "coffee shop stage" as I call it. With Can you Keep A Secret? it was: what if you told someone all your secrets? With Remember Me? it was: what if you woke up and didn't recognize your life? What if you lost three years of memory--and everything had changed in that time?

All my books involve some kind of wish-fulfilment; some kind of escapism--whether it's shopping, or a whirlwind romance, or stepping off the career treadmill--and Remember Me? is maybe the ultimate form of wish-fulfilment. What if you didn't recognize your life... because it had become so perfect?

The image that kept coming to me was of a girl, blinking up at her Greek God of a husband, whom she doesn't recognize. It made me giggle every time I thought about it. And so I created my amnesiac heroine Lexi, and her perfect new glossy, unrecognizable life--from the new shiny teeth to the designer handbag, to the perfect millionaire husband. The potential for comedy was irresistible.

Another theme I wanted to explore was identity, which I've always found fascinating. Our lives take unpredictable turns and we all change over time. But it's so gradual we don't always notice it. Would your younger self recognize your older self? Put another way, if you woke up tomorrow in the year 2011... what would you find?

I grew incredibly close to Lexi whilst writing this book, and really felt all her ups and downs. I laughed and cried and cringed at every embarrassing moment (of which there are plenty!) I think of all my heroines she has maybe the biggest challenge to face and journey to make--as her biggest obstacle is herself.

I hope you enjoy her journey!


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  "Remeber Me"by amysingleton (see profile) 03/06/11

Fun, easy read that shows how our past defines our future.

 
  "Remember Me?"by susanb1171 (see profile) 03/05/11

Fun, quirky, easy read...refreshing.

 
  "Just For Fun"by jenncarrico (see profile) 08/17/10

"Remember Me" is a fun and fast read. The characters and plot may not be terribly deep, but the story is entertaining. If you like chick lit, this one will make you laugh.

 
  "What a Fun Book!"by Sara_T (see profile) 08/03/09

This was a great book. I have always enjoyed all of Sophie Kinsella's shopaholic books so I thought I would read another one of her stories. This was a great pick. I thoroughly enjoyed this book from... (read more)

 
  "A great summer read"by mranney1980 (see profile) 07/29/09

Sophie Kinsella is a great Chick Lit author and this book is no exception. A fast, easy read that is pure entertainment and is sure to warm your heart in the end!

 
  "A fabulous read! :)"by kate.renee (see profile) 05/19/09

 
  "Remember, Me"by clairedoll (see profile) 05/08/09

Good beach read. Everyone liked it the fun of it.

 
  "Amnesia takes away three thrilling years, and leaves what?"by kfoulks (see profile) 04/07/09

Chick lit goes a little deep in this book. Amnesia is no laughing matter, but it certainly brings up some funny things! I really enjoyed it, though some of it was a bit unrealistic. I laughed out loud... (read more)

 
  "Too shallow for good discussion"by blb14 (see profile) 03/25/09

This book may be a good read for the beach, but it does not provoke discussion. I have not read any other books by this author and would not bother. When I was about half way through, I just wanted to... (read more)

 
  "Super cute!"by Lissa333 (see profile) 02/07/09

Sophie Kinsella does it again with a very cute and funny book. The main character is very likable and you find yourself rooting for her all the way. Not too deep of a story, but wondering how it could... (read more)

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