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The Resource A bunch of pretty things I did not buy, Sarah Lazarovic

A bunch of pretty things I did not buy, Sarah Lazarovic

Label
A bunch of pretty things I did not buy
Title
A bunch of pretty things I did not buy
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Lazarovic
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A witty, gracious, and charmingly illustrated anti-consumer manifesto. Like most people, Sarah Lazarovic covets beautiful things. But rather than giving in to her impulse to spend and acquire, Sarah spent a year painting the objects she wanted to buy instead. Based on a visual essay that was first published on The Hairpin, A Bunch of Pretty Things I Did Not Buy is a beautiful and witty take on the growing "slow shopping" movement. Sarah is a well-known blogger and illustrator, and she writes brilliantly without preaching or guilt-tripping. Whether she's trying to justify the purchase of yet another particleboard IKEA home furnishing, debating the pros and cons of leg warmers or calculating the per-day usage cost of big-ticket items, Sarah's poignant musings will resonate with any reader who's ever been susceptible to an impulse buy
Summary
The author discusses consumerism with a key focus on her own consumer behaviour and how she found herself spending too much time and money on shopping and therefore decided to stop buying any clothes and accessories for a year.
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10379425
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lazarovic, Sarah
Dewey number
640.73
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shopping
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Shopping
Target audience
adult
Label
A bunch of pretty things I did not buy, Sarah Lazarovic
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes "annotated bibliography" with quotes from reference materials
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn871192215
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
173 pages
Isbn
9780143124719
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)871192215
Label
A bunch of pretty things I did not buy, Sarah Lazarovic
Publication
Note
Includes "annotated bibliography" with quotes from reference materials
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn871192215
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
173 pages
Isbn
9780143124719
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)871192215

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