You think you're having a rough day? Try being a rental bowling shoe...in New Jersey! Meet Jim. He began life as the skin of a cow. Jim had no idea that one day, he'd end up as a left-foot rental bowling shoe in Bayonne, New Jersey. Working at 12 Strikes Bowling World, he has to put up with long hours, sweaty-footed customers, splinters on the floor, the incompetent brothers who run the alley, and arrogant coworkers. But not everyone is rude to Jim. In fact, the many cockroaches that live in the alley are quite friendly, And then there's Sally, a piece of leather Jim met in his youth whom he dreams of finding one day. But to do that, he'll need to escape 12 Strikes Bowling World--a tall order for a short shoe. Adventures of a Bowling Shoe comes with 33 illustrations that bring the disgusting horribleness of the bowling alley to life! Great for the whole family. (Maybe not.)
"Grocery shopping is an often ignored part of the story of how food ultimately gets to our pantry shelves and tables. A Theory of Grocery Shopping explores the social organization of grocery shopping by linking the lived experience of grocery shoppers and retail managers in the US with information transmitted by nutritionists, government employees, financial advisors, journalists, health care providers and marketers, who influence the way we think about and perform the work of shopping for a household's food. The author provides insight into the contradictory messages that shape how consumers provision their households, and details how consumers respond to these messages. The book challenges the consumer choice model that places responsibility on the shopper for making the ""right"" choice at the grocery store, thereby ignoring the larger social forces at work, which determine what products are available and how they get to the shelves."
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