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 la Cart: The Secret Lives of Grocery Shoppers by Hillary Carlip 1905264178 9781905264179
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la Cart: The Secret Lives of Grocery Shoppers by Hillary Carlip

A comic original in the tradition of Tracey ullman and lily Tomlinwith cindy Shermans eye Hillary carlip creates americas most unforgettable grocery shoppers. Its happened to all of uswe find, tucked away in the corner of our shopping cart, someones discarded grocery list. It first happened to Hillary Carlip when she was a teenager, and shes been wondering to whom the lists belonged ever since. Whos the person buying Leche, Panpers, and Chanpu? Or Whole milk, heavy cream, Ice cream, cheese, and Gas-Ex (!!!)? Why would someone need to write down Coors and Oreos on a matchbook covercouldnt he just remember those two items? And whats the person like who scrawled their list on a PROZAC notepad? Taking her clues from the items listed, the types ofnbsp; paper written on, the handwriting, and even misspellings (Aunt Spray), Hillary saw that each listat once mundane and personaloffered an intimate peek into a complete strangers life. She picked twenty-six lists and imagined who the shoppers might be. She next transformed herself into all twenty-six people, one by one, literally stepping into each characterall ages, genders, and ethnicitieswith hair, make-up, outfits, and one Fu Manchu. Photographer Barbara Green then captured unforgettable images of Hillary portraying these shoppers at their neighborhood markets. Hillary came to love these characters, so her accompanying stories for each are as poignant and hilarious as the photographs. She brings to life richly imagined inner worlds, including one for macho Woody,nbsp; a self-described Ladys Man with NO BANKRUPTCIESnbsp; ready to meet just one Special Lady with NO KIDS. After getting to know these grocery shoppers through Miss Carlips dedicated voyeurism, going to the marketnbsp; will never be the same.

Author: Hillary Carlip

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 128

Publisher: Virgin Books

Publication Date: 2008-03-01

Our Price: $4.29

ISBN: 1905264178

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