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by James Lyons | Nonfiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 1903354965 Global Overview for this book
Registered by jayd of Limerick, Co. Limerick Ireland on 5/10/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by jayd from Limerick, Co. Limerick Ireland on Saturday, May 10, 2008
I bought this book at Elliott Bay in the summer of 2007 but it failed to grip me. I will drop it off somewhere in Seattle sometime in the next month. I'm considering the Foster School of Business at UW, but I'm going to mark it as available now so that someone has the option to request another location. If only there were some OBCZs downtown, on Capitol Hill, or in the Central District...but they're all so far away.

Journal Entry 2 by jayd from Limerick, Co. Limerick Ireland on Saturday, May 10, 2008
From the back cover:

"Don't believe the hype! In this incisive volume, James Lyons exhumes the advertising campaigns, corporate straagems and strategic omissions behind Seattle's image as a countercultural mecca and yuppie paradise. This book gives a detailed and lucid account of how Seattle became a potent symbol of 'viable' and even fashionable urban living in the 1990s, much to the surprise of those of us who actually lived there. Moving deftly from Microsoft to Starbucks, from Eddie Bauer to Eddie Vedder, and from sublime images of lakes and mountains to the saccharine images of Sleepless in Seattle, Lyons maps out the conjuring trick by means of which a certain representation of the city was marketed and disseminated worldwide. He also points to the less pleasant realities that were left out of this representation, or even covered up by it. Now that the bubble has burst, it is crucial that we pay attention to this full account, if only so that we won't be fooled again by whatever or wherever gets hyped as the 'next Seattle'." - Prof. Steven Shaviro, University of Washington

Journal Entry 3 by jayd at Flava Coffee House in Seattle, Washington USA on Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Released 13 yrs ago (6/11/2008 UTC) at Flava Coffee House in Seattle, Washington USA

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Plan to drop this off when I'm in the area, along with several other books.

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