Synopses & Reviews
Shopping is America's No. 1 pastime, but nothing beats the thrill of thrift shopping, The lowest
prices! One-of-a-kind items! Oddities from the past!
Let All Hoff, a 20-year veteran of the thrift-store wars, tell you why you must always check the toy section (thrifts stick the best weird stuff there) or how to try on clothes in the aisle without showing your underwear!
Thrift Score is packed with fun information: Learn the origins of thrift-store perennials like plastic dinnerware, polyester shirts and paint-by-number masterpieces. Get smart about buying used clothes. Discover new uses for previously overlooked items like bowling balls and Herb Alpert records. See how easy it is to gather up common thrift items and throw fabulous theme parties -- Tiki Party tonight! New Wave Party tomorrow! Marvel at the folly of dead fads like designer jeans, CB radio and fondue.
Thrift Score is a funny, useful book no serious thrifter or thrifter wannabe should be without.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -252) and index.
About the Author
Al Hoff is the creator and publisher of the zine ThriftSCORE. She lives in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, with her husband in a house full of junk.