A Year Without "Made in China": One Family's True Life Adventure in the Global Economy

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Wiley, Jun 2, 2007 - Business & Economics - 256 pages
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A Year Without "Made in China" provides you with a thought-provoking and thoroughly entertaining account of how the most populous nation on Earth influences almost every aspect of our daily lives. Drawing on her years as an award-winning journalist, author Sara Bongiorni fills this book with engaging stories and anecdotes of her family's attempt to outrun China's reach–by boycotting Chinese made products–and does a remarkable job of taking a decidedly big-picture issue and breaking it down to a personal level.

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Reading this reminded me a lot of Julie Powell's (Of Julia and Julia) writing style--and it's really not a good thing. Can we live without products made in China? Well, I don't really know. My biggest concern was how this experiment changed her children. Ehhhh. Read full review

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Reading this reminded me a lot of Julie Powell's (Of Julia and Julia) writing style--and it's really not a good thing. Can we live without products made in China? Well, I don't really know. My biggest concern was how this experiment changed her children. Ehhhh. Read full review

About the author (2007)

Sara Bongiorni is a writer and journalist who has worked at news-papers and business publications in California and Louisiana. Her "beat" has included international trade and its impact on local economies. Bongiorni has won local, state, and national awards for her articles, including a 2002 Best in Business award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers for her part in a series on the impact of out-migration on the Louisiana economy. Bongiorni graduated from the University of California, San Diego, and holds a master's degree in journalism from Indiana University.

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