Synopses & Reviews
A meticulous, probing, and often colorful study of the origins and workings of the American mass market. (Los Angeles Times Book Review)
Brings the subject of mass-market society out of the clouds of theory and down to earth. (Village Voice Literary Supplement)
Strasser shows how we have evolved into a consumer culture in which the creation of demand is central. (Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World)
About the Author
Susan Strasser teaches history at the University of Delaware. Her books include Waste and Want: A Social History of Trash. She lives in Washington, DC.