Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Buy Used
$6.04
FREE Shipping on orders over $25.
Condition: Used: Like New
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Milk Eggs Vodka: Grocery Lists Lost and Found Hardcover – April 24, 2007

4.1 out of 5 stars 49 customer reviews

See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$6.93 $0.01

"I Had a Nice Time and Other Lies..."
The new book from the New York Times bestselling authors of "Nice Is Just a Place in France." Learn more | Kindle book
click to open popover

Editorial Reviews

Review

"The Grocery List Collection is compulsive reading." -- The New York Times, 2007

"a unique voyeuristic delight" -- ESPN Radio, 2007

"hilarious" -- mental_floss, 2007

"jaw dropping, mercilessly snarky" -- The Tampa Tribune, 2007

"laugh-out-loud pleasure" -- BookPage, 2007

From the Inside Flap

FROM THE AUTHOR
"These found grocery lists are rare specimens. I have a collection from around the world that numbers in the thousands, but it has taken years of hunting and gathering. People are very protective of their grocery lists. I call it selective littering. Seems most folks would sooner dump their car ashtray in the grocery's parking lot or toss a week's worth of soda cans and fast food bags on the ground outside the store (and they do) rather than leave their list in a shopping card. It's because grocery lists are supposed to be private. Never mind that all of us have to go through the checkout in public. Our lists are supposed to be private, and that's why it's so enjoyable to look through them -- unless one of the lists happen to be yours."
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Image
Interested in the Audiobook Edition?
If you’re the author, publisher, or rights holder of this book, let ACX help you produce the audiobook.Learn more.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: HOW Books; 1St Edition edition (April 24, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1581809417
  • ISBN-13: 978-1581809411
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 7.2 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #905,298 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By R S Cobblestone VINE VOICE on May 23, 2007
Format: Hardcover
How often do you drop your used shopping lists into the shredder? I would expect you would reply, "Never". And because of this, Milk Eggs Vodka: Grocery Lists Lost and Found, by Bill Keaggy, was born.

I was just walking by a bookshelf when my eyes lingered for an extra second on this book. I think my first impression was that it was a cookbook by some over-the-hill rock stars... I mean, milk, eggs, and vodka? But where was the subtitle, "Meatloaf's/Pink Floyd's/Grand Funk's roadie cookbook."

Then I caught the real subtitle: "Grocery Lists Lost and Found."

It was intriguing enough that I picked it up off the shelf.

This was a really entertaining collection of real shopping lists, with the wrinkles and creases, the torn edges, the use of scrap paper, the misspellings, and America's diet (there is a reason obesity rates are on the rise) all laid out in their glory.

There is enough of a collection that at least one of these discarded lists will look familiar.

Is it yours?

Fine literature these lists, and this book, are not. However, the collection was interesting to peruse, and I'll bet this would be a great icebreaker at a party (take turns trying to read the lists on each page... "hookers and blow"?). This book would also be a great present for that friend or family member with that good sense of humor.

Now that I've read Milk Eggs Vodka, I suspect I will pay a bit closer attention to what I write down on that scrap of newspaper. After all, Bill Keaggy may be the next person to use my grocery cart.
2 Comments 27 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
Bill Keagy shares his love of the unusual, your discard shopping list. At his website and his book, Milk Eggs Vodka, we get to see what some people are shopping for, as well as Keagy's humorous commentary. It is completely amazing to see the misspellings and how our own shopping list can be seen as a source of amusement for others. This book is funny and irreverent and worth taking a peek.
Comment 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Charming book. More a coffee table book than a story book, but I find that any time I pick it up I spend at least a half of an hour with it and that it is nostalgic and funny and reminiscent. Half the pages. In there could be mine or yours.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I vividly remember the first time I picked up "Milk, Eggs, Vodka" and started leafing through it in a bookstore cafe. I remember because I ultimately had to put it back on the rack. My laughter was disturbing the people around me.

"Found grocery lists" is a tough concept to sell to someone who has never read anything like this, but you'll just have to take my word for it that this is one of the funniest books I've ever read, and those I've shown it to agree with that assessment. It is incredible how the lists can sum up our basic traits and draw portraits of our lives from just a few items. Keaggy's commentary is droll and incisive and admittedly snarky as hell. You can tell, however, that it's driven by a love for attempting to understand a little bit more about the people who we see walking around us every day in a public place like the supermarket.

I now leave grocery lists behind in my shopping cart when I go for groceries, because of this book.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
You eavesdrop sometimes. You know you do. So do I. Whether we ought to or not, we all have a subtle hankering to know what's behind the proverbial curtain-- to see people with their facade taken down-- just for a moment. To see that they're just like us.

That's exactly what this book is all about. You'll be cracking up at the bizarre things on these lists, but don;t tell me by the end of it you haven't seen a few of them in here that you could have written yourself.

The quips and one-liners that accompany each list are priceless, too.

It's thick enough to keep you busy-- and laughing-- for a long long time. I bought three to give away after we couldn't stop fighting over it during an ocean trip!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
This book is laugh out loud funny in some spots, others you will chuckle or just be perplexed. All in all, I am really enjoying it while taking a break from reading a 'regular' novel. I recommend it - especially would make a nice gift item.

Lisa
Fresh Eggs Daily
[...]
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
This book had me laughing so hard in the bookstore I just had to buy it. The lists themselves are great...but when you have the Jimney Cricket remarks of author Bill Keaggy they become hysterical. I can read sections over and over and still crack up! He gives the lists personality and a very creative edge -- like. "Stop Smoking Bad Mom!" Get this book you will never look at lists the same way again!
1 Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
This is a very clever book. I like how it is in full color and is organized very creatively. My reccommendation is that you read the lists FIRST, then read what Bill Keaggy has to say. Sometimes it's not funny if you read his snipit first. I also love how he created some recipes based on the lists he's found. I can't wait to try some out. Very good book to add to your collection.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews