"a wry look at the ingenuity it takes to shun the planet's fastest-growing economy." (Bloomberg News)
"The West's dependence on Chinese exports was neatly summed up" (The Telegraph, Sunday 12th August 2007)
"What the year-long experiment did achieve, was to switch on Bongiorni as a consumer and make her alive to the complexities and shifting power of the international economy. (Financial Times, Saturday 25th August)
"...a fascinating and entertaining look at just how much of a challenge an average consumer faces...to avoid buying Chinese goods." (Supply Management, Thursday 31st January 2008) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
I found this book to be difficult to read as the author repeated the same dull story over and over.
That is not a true boycott, nor is telling friends and family to buy you items made in China to cheat your self-imposed boycott.
There were many other things in the book that annoyed me, but I'm moving on and up to better books.
I thought this topic would surely render an in-depth analysis, but the book was journalistic and unimpressive. I had to put it down.Published 1 month ago by ABG
Funny and challenging at the same time. I try not to buy items that say "Made in China" for many reasons, pollution... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Nicole
Bongiorni has a dryly humorous manner that had me frequently smiling, which is already worth something, but I feel a wonderful opportunity to explore the MANY excellent underlying... Read morePublished 7 months ago by F. Edwards
There's not much a genuine penny-pinching, working-class person can say about this woman's attempt to boycott China-made products for one year. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Mary McGreevey
While most of us are tearing around trying to find the best deal for the cheapest price, this author sought to find these deals without buying anything made in China. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Simon1
Nice read. Though I feel that times have changed for the worse. Walk through wally world. Should be a required read for middle school kids.
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A good book to read. Tells us a lot on how dependent we get on things. I want my kids to read this book too!Published 11 months ago by tj
Poor writing. No plot. Shallow. Who paid her the advance? Feel sorry for Kevin. Depressing portrayal of American consumer culture and a family who learns nothing after a yearPublished 12 months ago by Sallee Gregory