People of Walmart: Shop and Awe

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Tons of —

  • New Photos!
  • Bad Decisions!
  • WTF Moments!

Plus —

  • Fan Stories!
  • Celebrities!
  • Goats!

As Americans, we hold these truths to be self-evident: We will shop. And when we do, especially at our ...

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Overview

Tons of —

  • New Photos!
  • Bad Decisions!
  • WTF Moments!

Plus —

  • Fan Stories!
  • Celebrities!
  • Goats!

As Americans, we hold these truths to be self-evident: We will shop. And when we do, especially at our favorite supercenter, we will wear and do the most bizarre things possible.

From the wildly popular website PeopleofWalmart.com, this photo collection of Americans in their natural shopping habitat (70 percent of which is brand new and never before included on the website) presents people of all shapes and sizes wearing and doing everything imaginable in full view of their fellow shopping public. Plus, for the first time brand-new fan-submitted stories offer the most random experiences you can imagine!

So welcome to a world where no shoes and no shirt are no obstacles, where parking lots are filled with dead deer, Bengal tigers, and old men in thongs riding bikes. Once you meet the People of Walmart, you are sure to fall in love.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402250712
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/7/2010
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 630,132
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet 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.

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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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  • Posted November 9, 2010

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    Bridget's Review

    OMG! People of Walmart is hilarious! I have seen my share of crazy sights at Walmart (and possibly been a crazy sight myself). The pictures are literally laugh-out-loud funny. This is the perfect stocking stuffer!

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 14, 2011

    Makes you want to laugh and cry at the same time.

    This book has tons of funny pictures showing all those who disgrace America. And some hilarious stories of those who were traumatized there as well.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 17, 2011

    Very Good!

    This book is very funny! Worth the money!

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 29, 2011

    Wa$te of ca$h

    I got this with the thought of seeing something different from the web site. Boy, was I wrong. Don't waste your hard earned cash on this.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2012

    Welcome to walmart

    Enjoy ur shopping.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    Bad manners= bad kharma

    The people who post pictures of others purely for the perceived entertainment value are the rral store here
    Buying it is endorsing the bad manners.

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted May 15, 2013

    To l urgent

    Ashleys trying to leave nook world and kill herself plz help at cup of joe resfour n give!!!!! Hurry

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    Posted May 15, 2013

    Jade to idiott

    Lolz ur loosing it XD

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    Meet ya there

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    Posted August 20, 2012

    Ha

    Ha

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    Posted August 2, 2011

    One star is too good.

    Its really really bad

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