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
Branch Call Number: 382.6 BON
Characteristics: xiv, 235 p. ; 23 cm.


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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.

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.

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

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