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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks (September 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402250711
  • ASIN: B0058M63P6
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 5.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,271,310 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

PeopleofWalmart.com was started in August of 2009 by brothers Adam and Andrew Kipple and childhood friend Luke Wherry. Adam is a Web designer who graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and currently resides in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, along with Luke Wherry, a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. Andrew Kipple, a graduate of Xavier University, is currently studying to receive his J.D. from Valparaiso University in Indiana.

--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.

INTRODUCTION
Let's face it: We all have seen the people who obviously don't have mirrors, or at least family and friends to lock them in a basement. And for some reason, they all seem to congregate at Walmart.

It's not everywhere that you can shop for milk at 10 a.m. next to a 400-pound mother of six wearing a pink tube top, leopard tights, and hooker heels. Where else can one go to pick up underwear at 3 o'clock in the afternoon and spot the greatest mullet of all time? And that same guy has not only a supreme mullet, but is wearing a mustard-stained wife beater (which only accents his extreme amount of body hair) and camo pants. And yet, amazingly, it's also the same place you might bump into your favorite actor, actress, musician, or thoroughly underserved famous-for-no-reason reality star. You never know whom you will encounter, but you know you'll never forget it.

PeopleofWalmart.com was founded in August 2009 by three friends after an inspirational trip to Walmart. It was another beautiful, sunny day in Myrtle Beach, and our town was buzzing about the new Walmart located just 10 miles north of, well, another Walmart. Okay, the town wasn't buzzing, but there was definitely a new Walmart right by an old one, and we needed groceries, so off to the new store we went to check it out.

As the three of us perused the aisles, filling our carts with moon pies, oatmeal pies, and some delicious Walmart-brand blueberry muffin cereal (seriously, it's awesome), we came across an older man. He was wearing what I have to assume are the world-record-setting shortest jean shorts and a tattered tank top that was only visible from the back or side due to his salt-and-pepper ZZ Top beard. After a few subtle looks and a quick laugh among ourselves, it was off to the frozen food section for Hot Pockets and frozen taquitos.

It was there, in that frozen food section of the brand-new Walmart, that we found our muse. She was what you could conservatively refer to as a "robust" woman. Now I'm not a scale, but if I was forced to offer a guess I'd feel safe saying 350-plus pounds (and that's using Price Is Right rules of course). And that's okay; there's nothing wrong with being overweight. This is America; it's what we do. However, what's not good is accompanying that full-figured body with full-on hooker gear. Our awe at her getup started at the bottom, with her gold high-heeled shoes accompanied by that stripper wrap that goes up the leg. After that came pink fishnet stockings that looked like they were cutting through mashed potatoes. Thankfully, her 4-inch skirt was positioned in the right place so as not to give us nightmares. Unfortunately, her tube-top didn't cover quite as much as the mannequin in the store probably showed. And of course, just in case this fine lady didn't catch our attention on her own, she accessorized her outfit with a four-year-old kid running around like a banshee on one of those sweet kid leashes disguised as a monkey backpack.

On our way back home, we reflected on a profound observation of "no matter what state, what town, or what time of day it is, you will always see someone or something crazy at Walmart." The lightbulb went off. We got home, unloaded our groceries, bought the domain name, and had the site designed by the next day.

The rest is...well the rest is that a year later, we've seen thousands of the most bizarre and hilarious photos and received everything ranging from marriage proposals to death threats and even a picture of a naked woman straddling a 6-foot stuffed monkey. And to think, now you are sitting on the toilet reading this book, based on a crazy idea by three friends. Enjoy!
-Adam Kipple, Andrew Kipple, Luke Wherry


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Frightening, funny... this book has it all.
Amaranth
Even though there is a website you can view these pictures on, it is nice to have it in a book format.
FlickLover
Don't waste your money, stick to the website.
Mike

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Mike on March 3, 2011
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I love the website, but the pictures in this book are so low quality that they are difficult to even see. Don't waste your money, stick to the website.
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful By skunktrain on September 3, 2010
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I enjoy People of Walmart, but just like on the site, some of the featured photos are not that funny. The book had many "classics" (like the back boobs photos, obnoxious t-shirts, scary hair, makeup and clothes, and Willy the Pimp) but some of the others were sort of meh. I assume that perhaps there were some rights issues with some of the photos (getting permission to publish) but I really don't know. And some of the stories were not that outstanding either. (The story about the Subway employee reporting on the weird sandwich a customer ordered every day was my favorite.)

I'd say that for me, perhaps 75% of the content was PoWM at its best.

The thing is, I suspect that everyone who gets this book will have a different idea of *what* 75% (or whatever percentage they designate) is classic PoWM. So because of that, I'd say that for most fans of PoWM, this book has *enough* of the good stuff to make it worth buying, but don't expect that every photo is a winner, because I don't think it is.

The book looks nice, with raised lettering on the cover and decent quality paper. (It doesn't look shoddily made or cheap.)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kat on June 5, 2011
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Interesting book. But really you can see most if not all of these photos on the website. Its not worth the price of it for such a tiny little book. Also the free shipping on this book took FOREVER if I do recall (I got this back in Dec for my husband as a gift)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By T. L. Smith on August 21, 2011
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This book is so wrong, but the photos (most) are funny. However the captions are really awful and not funny in the least. I would not recommend buying this book.
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14 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Brian Campbell on November 10, 2010
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I was on a vacation where I had poor internet and thought a little best of People of Walmart would pick me up. So I bought it, on Kindle. First, it loses a lot in the black and white. Second, the photos that made the book didn't seem any better than the average ones on the site. Third, it was over before it began, only took me about 30 minutes to get through it and/or get bored of it. Maybe as a coffee table it'd work out, but as a Kindle purchase no way!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Brian Martin on September 28, 2010
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You don't want to look but you will. Its nothing you haven't seen at your Wally World, but it sure is scary. Scary funny that is. What are these people thinking. Oh that's right, they're not thinking. Enjoy, it's the coffee table book for the new millennium.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By funnyyogi on September 16, 2010
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I have to say, WE NEED TO MAKE FUN OF OURSELVES MORE OFTEN! If we can't make fun of ourselves and have a laugh then what the heck can we make fun of these days. I love the site and thought the book was well put together along with some seriously funny new pictures and stories. I will grab a few copies for friends and family this holiday...what the heck, we all need a good laugh! Good job guys and thanks for the escape from reality.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ambo on May 16, 2013
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I bought this book to look at for whenever I feel down. Reading this really helps your self esteem...lol. I recommend this book to whoever needs a quick pick me up.
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