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I was ready to like this book as soon as I picked it up. From the provocative image of the well-endowed shopping Barbie on the cover to the clever title, I expected this book would... Read morePublished on March 26, 2012 by Eric & Kirsten
This is a wonderful book. Every parent, teacher, and general consumer should read this book and be informed about the harmful things that our consumerist culture is doing doing our... Read morePublished on November 13, 2011 by ANNA
I devoured the first few chapters of this book, sped through the middle, and slogged through the end. Read morePublished on March 7, 2010 by Silea
I see the reader review preceding this one states: "The only reason I do not give this book 5 stars is that the author focuses primarily on child-directed consumerism. Read morePublished on December 20, 2005 by Bart King
It's hard to imagine someone picking this book up who already doesn't think kids are overly targeted by commercial interests, so the question of "does it make its point" doesn't... Read morePublished on April 6, 2005 by B. Capossere
This wonderful book tackles a huge topic concisely and sharply. Linn exposes the many ways children of all ages are marketed to by advertisers (even in our schools) for the sake of... Read morePublished on July 19, 2004 by kennedy19
In the spirit of 'Fast Food Nation', 'Consuming Kids' should be a required text for all high school and/or college students, as well as parents and educators, and anyone else who... Read morePublished on July 6, 2004 by N. Kelly
I have no doubt that American children are left to the mercy of commercialism to a harmful degree. I'm also disgusted by the sexualization of children. Read morePublished on June 3, 2004 by N.. Martin