Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Teaser Tuesday - Where Am I Wearing by Kelsey Timmerman

TEASER TUESDAYS asks you to:

1. Grab your current read.
2. Let the book fall open to a random page.
3. Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.

4. You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!
5. Please avoid spoilers!

My 2 “Teaser” Sentences for today:

When she stood I almost said, "Boy, you sure are tall and skinny," but I didn't. I would say dumber things later.

~ p.69, “Where Am I Wearing” by Kelsey Timmerman




From Amazon:
Ninety-seven percent of our clothes are made overseas. Yet globalization makes it difficult to know much about the origin of the products we buy—beyond the standard "Made in" label. So journalist and blogger Kelsey Timmerman decided to visit each of the countries and factories where his five favorite items of clothing were made and meet the workers. He knew the basics of globalized labor—the forces, processes, economics, and politics at work. But what was lost among all those facts and numbers was an understanding of the lives, personalities, hopes, and dreams of the people who made his clothes.

In Bangladesh, he went undercover as an under-wear buyer, witnessed the child labor industry in action, and spent the day with a single mother who was forced to send her eldest son to Saudi Arabia to help support her family. In Cambodia, he learned the difference between those who wear Levi's and those who make them. In China, he saw the costs of globalization and the dark side of the Chinese economic miracle.

Bouncing between two very different worlds—that of impoverished garment workers and his own Western lifestyle—Timmerman puts a personal face on the controversial issues of globalization and outsourcing. Whether bowling with workers in Cambodia or riding a roller coaster with laborers in Bangladesh, he bridges the gap between impersonal economic forces and the people most directly affected by them. For anyone who wants to truly understand the real issues and the human costs of globalization, Where Am I Wearing? is an indispensable and unforgettable journey.

~ Wendi

18 Comments:

~Kylee in CT said...

Wow! This sounds like a book a lot of us should read.

And in case you didn't see my reply to your comment on my blog... My youngest was 5 weeks early and came home at 4lbs 2oz. Now she is a 2 3/4 year old 27lb terror. I love her to death, but man, she keeps me on my toes.

Cheryl said...

The teaser made me think of a light hearted love story. The summary sound really interesting, an important story to tell.

Wanda said...

Made me giggle! :)

PopinFresh said...

Like Cheryl, the teaser made it seem like a regular chic-lit novel, but the summary, which I'm glad you added, because now I want the book, makes teaser have a whole new meaning.

Good teaser!

~Popin

Sherry said...

Also glad you included the book summary.

Here's my teaser.

BooksPlease said...

What an interesting book. Like others I wouldn't have realised it was a serious book without your summary.

Scobberlotcher said...

Very interesting. Thanks for posting the summary, too.

gautami tripathy said...

I like the premise.

Read mine here

Nely said...

Story of my life... I always have my foot in my mouth.

Bluestocking said...

This sounds really informative.

Jo-Jo said...

Very interesting that made me laugh! Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Tonya said...

WOW!! It made me laugh and then I read the summary and wanted to cry. Does he give solutions? If so I want to read it. If not, I'm not sure I can take that much heartache and know there's nothing I can do.

http://storytimewithtonya.blogspot.com/

Book Zombie (Joanne) said...

Great teaser, this looks like a fascinating read.

splummer said...

Hi!
Sounds like an interesting book to read. I'll have to look for that one! Thanks for stopping by my place. Take Care!!

Sherrie

Betty said...

This really does sound like a great book! The title caught my attention straightaway, and the teaser was funny, but the summary makes me really want to read this book!

Book Lover Lisa said...

I want to read the book now, too. Good job, I think thar is the point.

Kim said...

Quite a funny quote for such a serious book! This does sound like one that would be beneficial to read.
*smiles and thanks for visiting me*
Kim (reading in Kent, Wa!)

avisannschild said...

This sounds like an awesome book and it's a great teaser.

Thanks for being such a regular visitor to my blog!

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