A Bunch of Pretty Things I Did Not Buy

A Bunch of Pretty Things I Did Not Buy

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A witty, gracious, and charmingly illustrated anti-consumer manifesto
Like most people, Sarah Lazarovic covets beautiful things. But rather than giving in to her impulse to spend and acquire, Sarah spent a year painting the objects she wanted to buy instead.
Based on a visual essay that was first published on The Hairpin, A Bunch of Pretty Things I Did Not Buy is a beautiful and witty take on the growing slow shopping movement. Sarah is a well-known blogger and illustrator, and she writes brilliantly without preaching or guilt-tripping. Whether she s trying to justify the purchase of yet another particleboard IKEA home furnishing, debating the pros and cons of leg warmers or calculating the per-day usage cost of big-ticket items, Sarah s poignant musings will resonate with any reader who s ever been susceptible to an impulse buy."
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Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 126 x 180 x 16mm | 280g
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0143124714
  • 9780143124719
  • 433,797

About Sarah Lazarovic

Sarah Lazarovic is a writer, illustrator, and artist based in Toronto. She is the founding editor of the popular website torontoist.com.
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386 ratings
3.5 out of 5 stars
5 17% (64)
4 33% (128)
3 37% (142)
2 11% (44)
1 2% (8)
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