Catalog Living at Its Most Absurd: Decorating Takes (Wicker) Balls

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Millions have already been to Gary and Elaine’s. Isn’t it time you dropped by?

Have you ever flipped through the pages of a Pottery Barn catalog and thought, “Who actually lives that way?” Rest assured, you are not alone. Pushed too far by a photo depicting a plate of figs placed under a table, actor and Second City-alum Molly Erdman created Gary and Elaine, a well-heeled and deeply superficial couple living happily amongst abundantly pillowed chairs, giant abacuses, and ...

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Catalog Living at Its Most Absurd: Decorating Takes (Wicker) Balls

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Overview

Millions have already been to Gary and Elaine’s. Isn’t it time you dropped by?

Have you ever flipped through the pages of a Pottery Barn catalog and thought, “Who actually lives that way?” Rest assured, you are not alone. Pushed too far by a photo depicting a plate of figs placed under a table, actor and Second City-alum Molly Erdman created Gary and Elaine, a well-heeled and deeply superficial couple living happily amongst abundantly pillowed chairs, giant abacuses, and decorative fruit. Inspired by Erdman’s popular blog Catalog Living, Decorating Takes (Wicker) Balls takes home décor catalog photos and sends them up with wickedly funny captions mockumenting Gary and Elaine, their lives, and their absurdly over-decorated rooms.

Praise for www.catalogliving.net:

“‘Catalog Living’” taps into thoughts many have had … about how things are sold to us.” —Chicago Tribune

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780452297814
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/26/2012
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 719,882
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Molly Erdman is a writer, actor, and comedian who honed her skills as a member of Chicago's famed Second City comedy troupe. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2012

    I was hoping for right examples after all the bad ones.

    But they didnt come

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  • Posted August 27, 2012

    I almost peed my pants I was laughing so hard. This book calls

    I almost peed my pants I was laughing so hard. This book calls out the
    bizarre, non-functional, illogical decorating ideas that are found in
    expensive magazines and books. I pick it up when I need a good laugh.

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