Confessions of a Shopaholic: Avis Cardella, the author of 'Spent'
She's not alone in this compulsion. In America, we have a conflicted relationship with our money. We're constantly encouraged to spend money as a prescription for happiness, but we rarely examine the dangerous emotional kickback we can get from the transactions.
In her new book, Spent: Memoirs of a Shopping Addict, Cardella takes a look at the neglected problem of oniomania, otherwise known as shopping addiction. She bares her personal story with me at WalletPop's studios.
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