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The Working Poor by David K. Shipler
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Aug 01, 2008

really liked it
Read in August, 2008

Scored from my absolute favorite day at the office:

FIRM-WIDE-BOOK-SALE! When everybody goes batshit crazy over a floor
full of cheap donated books for charity--hairpulling, fistfighting,
tearing books from crying children with bloody fingernails . . etc.
It's worth it. 900 smart, well-paid employees part with some pretty
great stuff.

I freaking wait all year for this day and bring fistfulls of cash for the
event. In sum, I picked up:

Snow -- Orhan Pamuk
Infinite Jest -- David Foster Wallace
Housekeeping -- Marilynne Robinson
The Talented Mr. Ripley -- Patricia Highsmith
Invisible Cities -- Italo Calvino
The Crying of Lot 49 -- Thomas Pynchon
The Metamorphosis and Other Stories -- Franz Kafka
The Working Poor -- David K. Shipler
An Anthology of Graphic Fiction -- Ed. Ivan Brunetti

(It goes without saying that I will return tomorrow for the half-price clearance)


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message 1: by cindy (new)

cindy our firm needs to do this, too!!

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