“Buying In:” Early, early reactions

Posted by Rob Walker on April 9, 2008
Posted Under: Buying In (the book)

In a development that I am personally very pleased about, the first online reactions to Buying In have started to appear. The book doesn’t go on sale until June 3, but some galleys are floating around out there; to me it’s a good sign that at least some people are making it to the end! And writing up their thoughts to boot.

Kinetic Loop has a writeup here.

Secretly Ironic has a review that looks at Buying In and (my old pal from The Nation days) Carl Wilson‘s Let’s Talk About Love: A Journey to The End of Taste, right here.

Finally, I see the book has popped up on Goodreads, which I’m not presently familiar with but will be exploring over the weekend. It looks like someone has tagged it as something he is reading and two others have put it on their “to read” list.

Try as I might to spend all my time vanity-Googling and whatnot, I can’t always do that, so if you write up something about the book (good or bad) that you want me to know about, well, let me know.

Further diversion may be found at MKTG Tumblr, and the Consumed Facebook page.

Reader Comments

Congrats. Looking forward to reading it. Just added it to my “To Read” shelf on GoodReads (good site by the way, and surprisingly popular among teens)

Written By Mike Arauz on April 9th, 2008 @ 1:37 pm

I snagged a copy @ SXSW, I’m about half-done. Fantastic stuff thus far, well done sir.

Written By Judd on April 10th, 2008 @ 1:15 am

did you write another book? I just saw a copy of a rob walker book at a book store today. it had the brand underground in it among other things. it was used fro 2 bucks too.

Written By x on April 10th, 2008 @ 9:01 pm

Hi there “x.” Nice to hear from you. Not sure if you’re making a joke or being an underminer or what. Needless to say, there’s no other Rob Walker book with brand underground material in it, that I’m aware of. Unless there’s a pirate out there doing something to profit off my massive fame.

I did write a book about New Orleans. You should buy it, it’s good.

Written By Rob Walker on April 11th, 2008 @ 7:03 am
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