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Consumer Joe: Harassing Corporate America, One Letter at a Time
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Broadway Books
Publication date September 1, 2003
Pages 212
Binding Paperback
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780767915021
ISBN-10 076791502X
Dimensions 0.50 by 7.50 by 9 in.
Weight 0.85 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $12.95
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Summary
Collects the author's tongue-in-cheek letters of inquiry and offbeat recommendation to Fortune 500 companies as well as their actual responses, in an entertaining series of correspondences to such companies as Ziploc, Barnes & Noble, and Taco Bell. Original.
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In the bestselling tradition of The Lazlow Letters and Letters from a Nut, screenwriter Paul Davidson has been firing off humble but humorous letters to Fortune 500 companies to find answers to such hot-button questions like why hasn’t Minute Maid begun to sell an all pulp, juice-free product yet, and whether it’s safe to microwave a bowl of Marshmallow Fluff on high for ten minutes. And the funny thing is . . . consumer-care departments everywhere have been writing back to him, addressing his queries with deadpan seriousness.

Collecting dozens of selections from Davidson’s funniest correspondence, Consumer Joe uncovers why a box of fifty envelopes only contained forty-seven and how colorblind people are supposed to tell whether their Ziploc baggies (“yellow and blue makes green”) are properly sealed, while making numerous product-improvement suggestions along the way (such as adding Tuna Melt flavor to the Jamba Juice product line).

Taking aim at the increasingly advertising-sponsored society, Consumer Joe features utterly absurd but irresistible missives to companies ranging from Barnes & Noble and Fed-Ex to Southwest Airlines and Taco Bell. Full of kvetches we all can relate to, Consumer Joe is poised to become the patron saint of every beleaguered shopper.



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9780767915021 | details & prices | 212 pages | 7.50 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $12.95
About: Collects the author's tongue-in-cheek letters of inquiry and off-beat recommendations to Fortune 500 companies as well as their actual responses, in a series of correspondences to such companies as Ziploc, Barnes & Noble, and Taco Bell.

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