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From a writing standpoint, Obsolete is okay but nothing special.
Anna Jane Grossman creates a truly enjoyable way of bringing back the memories of those nearly forgotten creations, ways of life and past observations.
This book is a great read; be prepared for a walk down memory lane... it's not about Victorian-era stuff-- this is stuff that I had in my OWN HOUSE.
This is an encyclopedia, plain and simple. This is also not for people who want to delve into why some thinggs are called "obsolete." This is no psychological study. Read morePublished 19 months ago by konacoffee
I have a bright adolescent granddaughter who can't imagine there was ever a world in which music came from flat plastic discs, or that telephones tethered you to the wall, or that... Read morePublished on January 28, 2013 by Michael K. Smith
If I can remember almost everything in that book, does that mean I'm obsolete, too? A fun read and I was amazed at how many of those things I was actually familiar with. Read morePublished on July 27, 2011 by DANA VANSCOY
As technology advances quicker than most of us can keep up with, this book is both a nostalgic and humorous ride down memory lane! Read morePublished on April 30, 2010 by Abigail T. Ramos
Ms. Grossman has created a treasure chest of valuable nostalgia. As entertaining as it is to read of these objects that formerly were intrinsic parts of our lives, it is even more... Read morePublished on April 20, 2010 by Larry Boer
At 32, I'm not always sure where I fit into the world today - this book helped me feel a little more grounded. Obsolete is poignant, but never maudlin. Read morePublished on April 20, 2010 by Jonathan Bender
I bought this book as a gift but must admit I did skim through the categories.
This is a great book - just reading some of the items brought back good memories. Read more
Ok Amazon, you caught me again damn you.. Paying that 15.95 at a brick and mortor place for a book that you sell for far less. Thats what impulse book buying will do to you. Read morePublished on November 14, 2009 by RJ
Obsolete is the best of both worlds: it's divided up into digestible bits to satisfy the cravings of a casual reader. Read morePublished on November 6, 2009 by Mel