Meet Adam Minter
- November 15, 2019
The author of Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale comes to DC on Mon., Nov. 18th, at 7PM!
In Junkyard Planet, Minter, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, traced the often-surprising path of the trash we simply throw “away.” His new book is an equally revealing investigation of what happens to all the still usable items we clean out. Once they’re donated, they might end up anywhere, from thrift stores in the U.S. to vintage shops in Tokyo, flea markets in Southeast Asia, and used-goods businesses in Ghana. Minter examines all facets of this multi-billion-dollar global industry, including the marketing practices that cause us to keep loading up again after each purge of our household items.
At Politics and Prose at the Wharf, 70 District Sq., SW, Washington, DC. Click here for info.