Working the Aisles: A Life in Consumption

Working the Aisles: A Life in Consumption

by Robert Appelbaum


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ISBN-13: 9781782793571
Publisher: Hunt, John Publishing
Publication date: 05/30/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 251
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.41(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Robert Appelbaum received his PhD from the University of Calfornia, Berkeley, and is currently Professor English Literature, Uppsala University, Sweden.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Working the Aisles 1

Chapter 2 In the Kitchen 50

Chapter 3 Unforgettable 87

Chapter 4 Wonderful Alison 123

Chapter 5 Winners 147

Chapter 6 Beyond Confusion 182

Chapter 7 Personnummer 217

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Robocritic More than 1 year ago
Working the Aisles is a rare thing, a critique of capitalism that is also a gripping personal story. What does it mean to grow up in a world where capitalism is triumphant , and you yourself are not? That is the problem that Working the Aisles address. Some of the writing reminds me of Henry Miller at his best. Most of the writing, though, is strictly Appelbaum's own voice, which is at once funny, affectionate, moving and demanding. This is a book about ideas, but what is really interesting about it is how ideas are turned into stories, and stories into testaments to the joys and terrors of modern life. I can't too highly recommend it.