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"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.
Although easy to read, got bored half way through. It has some funny moments, but mostly document the daily challenges. It is not inspiring.Published 1 month ago by ramy zaarour
An interesting premise, but I wish the author would have taken her research deeper. She would write how she wondered what others thought-but never bothered to ask them and only... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Melanie R
This book will open your eyes to where almost all our goods are produced.Published 5 months ago by Rate Amazone
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 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
Funny and challenging at the same time. I try not to buy items that say "Made in China" for many reasons, pollution... Read morePublished 15 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 21 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 24 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 on November 22, 2013 by Simon1