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American Junk

by Mary Randolph Carter

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This book is visually pleasing. The photographs seem to capture the essence of the subject. I love looking at other people's cast-offs and seeing how a talented designer repurposes them. I couldn't live with the clutter myself, but I appreciate the coziness these treasures bring to a home. ( )
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It is the entrance to a flea market. No charge. Admittance free. Sloppy crowds. Vulpine, larking. Why enter? What do you expect to see? I'm seeing. I'm checking on what's in the world. What's left. What's discarded. What's no longer cherished. What had to be sacrificed. What someone thought might interest someone else. But it's rubbish. If there, here, it's already been sifted through. But there may be something valuable, there. Not valuable, exactly. But something I would want. Want to rescue. Something that speaks to me. To my longings. Speaks, to, speaks of. Ah . . . -- Susan Sontag, The Volcano Lover
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For my mother and father, who have always looked beyond appearances for the true worth
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If I can junk it there [Big City], I can junk it anywhere . . .
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