Saturday, August 11, 2007

I did it first!

Lately, it seems to be all the rage to deny oneself something deeply embedded in popular culture and then write a book about it. On the heels of My Year without Shopping, or whatever it's called, some woman has written a book about attempting to live for a year without buying anything made in China. But those of you who've known me for at least fifteen years can attest to the time in college I got so pissed off at animal rights activists' campaigns against fur and leather that I went for a year without wearing any plant-based fabrics. No Chinese-made goods? Amateur! Try avoiding cotton undies. Always ahead of my time, I guess. If only I'd saved (or written in the first place) that manuscript...


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