A Year Without “Made in China”:
One Family’s True Life Adventure in the Global Economy
By Sara Bongiorni
HF1604 .Z4 U643 2007
New Book Island, 2nd floor
Boycotting a product or brand is a piece of cake because it’s not difficult to find a substitute. For example, if I wanted to boycott McDonald’s, I’d just go to Culver’s for my grease fix. On the other hand, how do you go about boycotting an entire country? Sure, you could abstain from buying products from say, Macedonia. But could you hold back from purchasing things from China (granted, you may want to watch out right now with all the toy recalls)?
Well, if you’re curious what it’s like to boycott China for an entire year, then you might want to read this book. Journalist Sara Bongiorni and her family spent one year without be swayed by the Chinese goods available everywhere. Instead of just saying, “China is the leader” – Bongiorni uses this book to show on a personal level how their power affects every aspect of daily life. It demonstrates just how pervasive and dominating China has become in the global economy.