Monday, August 30, 2010

People of Walmart: Shop and Awe Mini Review

Author: Andrew Kipple, Adam Kipple, Luke Wherr
Release Date: September 7, 2010
Pages: 224 (ARC)
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Most Appropriate For Ages: Adult
Where I Got It: From publishers

Tons of –  
  • New Photos!
  • Bad Decisions!
  • WTF Moments!
Plus –
  • Fan Stories!
  • Celebrities!
  • Goats!
As Americans, we hold these truths to be self-evident: We will shop. And when we do, especially at our favorite supercenter, we will wear and do the most bizarre things possible.
From the wildly popular website, this photo collection of Americans in their natural shopping habitat (70 percent of which is brand new and never before included on the website) presents people of all shapes and sizes wearing and doing everything imaginable in full view of their fellow shopping public. Plus, for the first time brand-new fan-submitted stories offer the most random experiences you can imagine!

So welcome to a world where no shoes and no shirt are no obstacles, where parking lots are filled with dead deer, Bengal tigers, and old men in thongs riding bikes. Once you meet the People of Walmart, you are sure to fall in love.
If you've ever been to the popular site, People of Walmart, then you'll know what you're in for with People of Walmart: Shop and Awe: a lot of...interesting, funny pictures with good captions to go along. The first few fan submitted stories didn't impress me all that much, but there are definitely some good ones that had me laughing. At some points my whole family had gathered around to read this along with me, and they were either disgusted (I have never seen such big, exposed "back boobs" in my life) or laughing (oddly enough, one of these men featured in a photo looks a little too much like my dad). People of Walmart: Shop and Awe will be sure to satisfy loyal fans of the site as well as the new crowd that they'll get with the book. It was a whole lot of fun to read!

Even though this is an adult book, would it be OK to give it to my kid? There's quite a bit of language, and one picture where a woman exposes pretend breasts (although at first glance I thought they were real).


  1. I am always so torn when I go to that website - on one hand, most of the pictures are totally bizarre and ridiculous and make me laugh. On the other hand, I feel a little guilty - should I really be joining in laughing at these people? I guess that's why they call it a guilty pleasure...


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