Books tagged: consumerism

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Timeline of America: Sound Bytes from the Consumer Culture
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 108,410. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
Timeline is a capsule history of the things that have defined us. It is a lot more than a pop culture trivia book, although no simpler phrase describes it. The chapters are divided into ten timelines that tell the story of America’s development: events, comforts, cars, toys, movies, television, music, nerds, sports, and gossip. Nostalgic stories and an extensive trivia quiz are also included!
Like We Care
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 82,260. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2010 by Bancroft Press. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
What if they just stopped? What if in a grand, scruffy stab at corporate disobedience, teenagers en masse simply stopped spending their money on the cynical crap that’s relentlessly mainlined to them? Like We Care is a biting, clever, and hilarious satire in which two endearingly subversive high school seniors set out to monkey wrench the recording industry, big tobacco, and junk food.
Rate Me Red
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 97,360. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Part Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and part Gulliver’s Travels, Rate Me Red is a sharp social satire, a love story and a comic adventure that takes place in the near future in a consumer-mad world that is a wildly exaggerated version of our own.
Eco-thrift: Going Green on a Shoestring
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,090. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Green living
Eco-thrift: Going Green on a Shoestring examines the impact of excessive consumerism on the environment, our wallets, and even our health. It offers practical tips on getting out of debt and saving money, as well as ways to live a greener and more healthy lifestyle. It also offers recipes for making your own safe, inexpensive, and eco-friendly cleaning and personal care products.
Negotiate Anything! Secrets to Make Companies Treat You Fairly
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 62,850. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Small business and entrepreneurship
“Negotiate Anything!” is the culmination of a 30 year longitudinal study of customer service -- a first. It is authored by a husband and wife team. It has two audiences. For consumers, it presents secrets to make companies treat them fairly so they get their money’s worth. For businesses, it teaches them how to pull ahead of the competition by providing excellent customer service.
The Christmas Gift
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Price: Free! Words: 3,190. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology
An anthropological look at the rituals that connect Christmas and Shopping.
The Boy and the Wrapper
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,170. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
A one-act romantic comedy play. An awkward shut-in (Andrew) is sent to a mall to get medicine and ends up meeting an off-putting volunteer gift wrapper (Anita). Their personalities clash, but Andrew takes a liking to Anita and returns to the mall again and again and again. As December goes on, the two develop an odd relationship, but a happy ending seems out of reach... until Christmas Eve.
Vampire Society
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,510. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Vampire Society is a guided tour through the social and political evolution that opened our century. It is a love story and an indictment against our culture of consumption, answering the most important question about love: Is real love possible in the Vampire Society?
Beat the Consumer Credit Con: How Marketers Play Tricks on Your Brain
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,750. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011 by Alternative Views Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
Our brains are wired toward patterns of chemical reward and the marketing industry has learned to pull these triggers with expert precision. By simply convincing you that you'll be hipper, sexier, and one of the gang THE CONSUMER CREDIT CON convinces you to pay more for aspirational products. You can spend two-thirds less money by seeing through the con and learning to buy commoditized products.
Consumer Behavior A Primer
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 28,710. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Marketing
The character Joe Friday of the long runningTV series Dragnet was know for saying “Just the facts.” Consumer Behavior: A Primer is “just the gold nuggets.” It isn’t everything. It isn’t all inclusive. It’s just the gold nuggets, the interesting, memorable, insightful, fun stuff.