Steve Martin is a veteran observer of human nature and
SHOPGIRL, his first novel, is a human nature observer's dream:
Mirabelle is an artist, but mostly she's the "shopgirl" of our
story, selling gloves at Neiman Marcus in L.A. Barely existing on
her salary, she budgets her money and her time, spending as wisely
as possible, endeavoring to wring the most from both.
Mirabelle meets young Jeremy, whose "slouch is so extreme that he
appears to have left his skeleton at home." Having no clue how