Rambunctious new memoir blows the lid off life in consumer society
Robert Appelbaum's Working the Aisles: A Life in Consumption is now out from Zero Books.
'A harrowing performance in lived theory'.
-- Kimberly Johnson, Brigham Young University, author of Uncommon Prayer and translator of Virgil's Georgics: A Poem of the Land. edit | delete
'Covering roughly 50 years, from 1960 till a few years ago, Working the Aisles paints a telling picture of the astounding economic and social changes of the half century. This is a very entertaining and at the same time melancholy and thoughtful novel-like trip into our ever-growing appetites. It should satisfy reading appetites of nearly everybody: rigorous scholars and those looking for a good and fresh story. Mr Appelbaum will keep you lively company for a couple of nights. You might even want to light a pipe.'
-- Josip Novakovitch, Concordia University, finalist for the Man Booker International Prize, author of April Fool's Day and Shopping for a Better Country. edit | delete