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What Should I Do If Reverend Billy Is in My Store? (03 Edition)


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The Reverend Billy is a revivalist preacher who leads the Church of Stop Shopping, an anticonsumerist communion devoted to putting the odd into God. Created by the actor Bill Talen, the Reverend first appeared alongside the sidewalk preachers in New York's Times Square during the Giuliani years, bringing his new post-religious theology to eager crowds. Now Reverend Billy has a cult following across the country and was recently featured in a profile in the New York Times Magazine. In these pages we go inside the Disney Store on 42nd Street (the high church of retail) to witness staged dramas against consumerism that employ eight hundred Disney characters with their reeling eye-balls and sky-cracking grins as the mise-en-scene. We encounter the icon-twisting logic of credit card exorcism performed in front of astonished tourists and listen to a gospel choir made up of recovered preachers' kids singing anti-Starbucks anthems at the cash register of the $5 latte. We watch as the defense of a community garden is turned into an Off-Broadway hit and join with the Reverened as he preaches love and peace to the crowds that gathered spontaneously in Union Square after the attacks of September 11.


The spiritual leader of the Church of Stop Shopping takes his anti-consumerist sermon from the stage to the page.

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readersville, November 24, 2007 (view all comments by readersville)
I remember the Rev from the 'billionaires for Bush and Kerry' movement.
I can hardly wait to read this book, and see his movie.
Saw some of it couple days ago, promotion presentation, and it looks like it will be too funny for words.
The Rev will make a believer out of 'ya.

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colleendavidswife, September 7, 2006 (view all comments by colleendavidswife)
I have not read this book. I only shop at garage sales, car boot sales, charity shops, although their prices are getting out of my price range.

Now if I happen to run across this book titled "What shall I do if I run Across Rev Billy in my Store, I shall immediately make a dash for it, and grab it as quick as I can.

Why do I only shop at the above mentioned recycled goods stores? Because I have been a "Rev Billyaholic" for the last 46 years. He took the idea from me. You see, I am his mentor.
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Talen, Bill
New Press
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Economics - General
Consumer Behavior - General
Philosophy | Ethics
Consumer behavior
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