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People of Walmart: Shop and Awe

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  610 ratings  ·  47 reviews
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)
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Paperback, 224 pages
Published September 7th 2010 by Sourcebooks (first published August 5th 2010)
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Taxandria
Jul 21, 2014 rated it did not like it
This book is not much of a book, really. The pages consist of mainly photos with boring captions that aren't funny, usually pointing out the horror of people being overweight or daring to wear short shorts and bright clothing. There are a few stand out photos of folks that are a bit over the top, but many of the photos are kind of boring and just show a spectrum of real life people. So what there are a couple of people who wear shirts with rips in the back? That's a fashion thing. Another few ph ...more
Mayda
Jan 09, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction, humor
First, there ought to be a foundation to fund the purchase of full length three panel mirrors, and these mirrors should be installed at every Wal-Mart entrance. Second, the fashion police should be allowed to do on-the-spot makeovers. Rephrase: not allowed, but required. The contents of this book vacillates from being hilarious, to unbelievable, to just plain sad and back again. A highly entertaining book, one can only hope that Robert Burns’ wish comes true, and that we become able to really se ...more
Crystal
Dec 01, 2018 rated it did not like it
Well, I just wasted about 30 minutes of my life reading this book. Why? I don't know. Thankfully, I didn't spend money on it. Don't bother. It's just people bashing and causes brain cells to commit suicide. ...more
Shannon
Jan 08, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2013
This wasn’t as good as I thought it would be. I couldn’t stand the captions. It just wasn’t at all funny and the humor fell flat for me. The stories were a little bland and the people came off as haughty and arrogant. I don’t want to rant, so all I’ll say is that I wanted to stab the BBW girl because she was annoying as hell. The pictures themselves were hilarious and I would have enjoyed the book more if the commentary wasn’t there. At first, I felt bad for laughing, but then I realized that th ...more
Bianca Woods
Like the website, PoW constantly shifts back and forth between making fun of images that are hilarious (guy shopping while dressed in a full set of Halo "Master Chief" armour) and ones that are just a bit mean (people who may be homeless or are morbidly obese).

It's usually more amusing than cruel, but it's hard to put down the book and not feel a bit irritated by some of the cheap shots it occasionally makes against people who aren't always fair targets.

I'm happy to report that the book does fe
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Amber
Feb 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
People of Walmart is hilarious! I have seen my share of crazy sights at Walmart. The pictures are literally laugh-out-loud funny. This is the perfect stocking stuffer or birthday gag gift.I didn't realize there was a back boobs epidemic in this country.

I have never felt better about myself than I have after reading this book. It is hilarious.

The most amusing thing is that all the people thought they looked at least somewhat presentable.
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Suzie
Jan 20, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: online
Not great. The captions aren't interesting or useful. The best People of Walmart pictures are of people who are outrageous in their dress or hairstyle. I also enjoy pictures of or stories about something interesting that actually happened at a Walmart. The majority of the pictures in the book feature people in unflattering clothes that don't fit well. That is not very interesting. I can't recommend that you spend money on this. ...more
Heather
Oct 03, 2010 rated it liked it
Another book based on the website. The unbelievable thing is all these people left their house that day thinking, "I look good." And what is it about WalMart and goats? I was thinking there are some things inappropriate for teens, but then I realized they probably see these things in real life when they visit WalMart. ...more
Natasha
Sep 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
I actually get a kick out of these books. They're pretty entertaining. The price is a bit steep, but it's still enjoyable and fun to show friends when you have company over. I can't think of anyone who wouldn't get a kick out of this book. If just only just to realize that Walmart has all kinds. *laughs* ...more
Michael Hermann
Aug 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
If you love peopleofwalmart.com you will love this book. Had a hard time not laughing out loud at several of the pictures and the captions. All I can say is that if you have ever shopped at Wal-Mart, you have probably seen someone who looks fairly close to the people shown in the book. It is well worth spending a little time going through this book.
Teddie
Aug 21, 2011 rated it it was ok
This book is so wrong, but the photos (most) are funny. However the captions are really awful and not funny in the least. I would not recommend buying this book.
Heidi The Reader
Jul 20, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: humor
Didn't enjoy this. I felt embarrassed for everybody rather than amused. ...more
Cathleen
Feb 09, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
No words for so much of this book!!
Hayley
Mar 12, 2019 rated it did not like it
This wasn't funny. I normally love making fun of weirdos in Walmart or people doing messed up things like not wearing pants or something, but this book took making fun of people to another level that really was a step too far. Some of the pictures had people who were clearly homeless and the authors are trying to make jokes about how dirty they are. To me that's no longer funny. Even with the pictures that could have been funny, the captions sucked and were super lame and not funny at all, the a ...more
Gav451
Feb 14, 2013 rated it it was ok
This was bought for me as a jokey Christmas present and that pretty much sums up the book. For 10 minutes or so you are horrified by what you see and you laugh.and point at the pictures with friends. Then you put it down safe in the knowlege that it is fine to forget all about it as it is in no way relevant to life. You will not need to reread this one.

A transient pleasure, share with friends then move on.
Ashley Meyers
Jan 09, 2018 rated it it was ok
While the majority of these were funny, some of them didn't belong in the book. I thought the book was going to be funny throughout.
I gave it two stars because there were some pretty funny ones in there, most of the stories were good and I liked the celebrities thrown in there, but it didn't do enough for the book for me that I would recommend it.
Listen to other's warnings, don't waste your time.
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Brian
Jan 08, 2011 rated it it was ok
I must say that this is not a great start to a scholarly year. This book is taken from the website of the same name, and it has pictures of extremely trashy people who are at Walmart shopping. They range from disgusting outfits and hairstyles to outlandish behavior. There is little to no content other than photos.
Bridget
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!
Erin
Jul 01, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommended to Erin by: marlys
Shelves: read-2011
This book is funny but not as funny as the blog. However, I am going on a diet because I didn't realize there was a back boobs epidemic in this country. I must lose weight because that is just gross. ...more
Bookishnymph *needs hea*
Nov 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: humor
This book is in the sad/scary, but oh, so true category. Some of the shots may make you feel a little bad, but most are just laughable "what the heck" moments. Seriously, how can people not know their butts are showing THAT MUCH? ;) ...more
stormhawk
Mar 03, 2013 rated it liked it
okay, so it is mostly pictures, but there are words, poignant tales of the depths of human abberation and misbehavior. There is clearly something wrong with my Wal-Mart, it is not this entertaining. One nice feature of this book is that I don't recall seeing most of these pictures before. ...more
Pug
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was ok
Meh. Not great, but mildly amusing. As to be expected from a collection of "Walmart people" pictures. The captions were kinda funny, but I didn't find the photos all that shocking. Most were simply overweight people wearing too-small clothes. Or possibly, I'm just too used to seeing oddballs. ...more
Mark
Aug 07, 2010 rated it it was ok
Eh, the book was funny enough, but there was no reason to read it. The website is just as funny and it has higher quality pictures.
Elsa
Sep 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I will never, ever, go to Walmart again in my grubbies!
Lenna
Oct 13, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: humor
I think many of the people in the book live in my town...
Heather
Oct 20, 2010 rated it liked it
so.so.disturbing but so.so.awesome at the same time :)
Alisa
Nov 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: funny
I about pissed myself...lol..... this was disturbingly great!!!
Jesse
Nov 14, 2010 rated it liked it
I have never felt better about myself than I have after reading this book. It is hilarious. I don't know if I should fear for humanity or just accept the easy self-esteem boost. ...more
Carl Nelson
Dec 29, 2010 rated it really liked it
The most amusing thing is that all the people thought they looked at least somewhat presentable. Everyone had a good laugh reading it on Christmas.
Mike Talley Jr
Jan 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is such an amusing book and I really can't believe some of the people inside it and what in the world their mindset was in how they dressed. OMG!!! Very funny!!!! ...more
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