“Buying In:” Early, early reactions, cont’d.

Posted by Rob Walker on April 16, 2008
Posted Under: Buying In (the book)

More early mentions of/reactions to Buying In:

Publisher’s Weekly just gave the book a “starred review,” which was pretty exciting. “Marked by meticulous research and careful conclusions, this superbly readable book confirms New York Times journalist Walker as an expert on consumerism. … [A] thoughtful and unhurried investigation into consumerism that pushes the analysis to the maximum and builds a thesis that refutes the myth of the brand-proof consumer.” The whole thing here, though you have to scroll down quite a bit. And maybe “superbly readable” is really all you need to know.

Other mentions: Gelatobaby, Web home of my estranged identical cousin, widely beloved design writer Alissa Walker. Street culture news emporium Slam X Hype. Business blogger ChasNote. Flickr star Lorenzo. And Bookdwarf, which maybe shouldn’t count because this same writeup as the one on Secretly Ironic that I mentioned earlier. But I’m not going to pass up the chance to say “Bookdwarf,” am I? Finally, I particularly admire Canuckflack’s sentiment: “Should you buy it? Yes.”

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

Reader Comments

Congratulations! Very psyched to read it.

Written By Sara on April 16th, 2008 @ 10:48 am

Heh – I write Secretlyironic, and I’m dating Bookdwarf, and she sometimes is kind enough to include things I write under the heading “Mr. Bookdwarf.”

Written By Mr. Bookdwarf on April 16th, 2008 @ 12:54 pm

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