A Year Without "made in China"

A Year Without "made in China"

One Family's True Life Adventure in the Global Economy

Book - 2007
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"On January 1, 2005, Sara Bongiorni's family embarked on a yearlong boycott of Chinese products. They wanted to see for themselves what it would take, in will power and creativity, to live without the world's fastest growing economy - and whether it could be done at all." "A Year Without "Made in China" chronicles this fascinating and frustrating journey, and provides you with a thought-provoking and thoroughly entertaining account of life in a vast and slippery global economy of infinite complexity. Drawing on her years as a journalist, Bongiorni fills this book with engaging stories and anecdotes of her family's attempt to outrun China's reach, and takes a decidedly big-picture issue - China's emerging status in the global economy - and breaking it down to a personal level."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2007.
ISBN: 9780470116135
9780470379202
Branch Call Number: 382.6 BON
Characteristics: xiv, 235 p. ; 23 cm.

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dprodrig
Jul 29, 2013

Easy to read, light on facts, and directionless. Reminds me of reading a blog rather than an attempt to show how much the manufacturing landscape has changed in the US since the free trade agreements started taking off in the 1980s.

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ateleb
Aug 25, 2012

Not particularly insightful or interesting. Bongiorni and her family attempt to live a year "with no made in China". Sort of. They can still use anything they already own that was made in China or accept gifts that were made in China. Not a very ambitious project. Worth a weekend newspaper article; but perhaps not a book.

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email_becs
Jan 19, 2011

This book is kind of interesting, but it doesn't make a whole lot of sense. The author never gives a real reason for boycotting items made in China. It's also a very tense, irritating read, because no one likes the boycott, and very few non-Chinese items can be found (and when they are, they're generally very expensive).

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Jan 19, 2011

email_becs thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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