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Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale
Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale
Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale
Audiobook10 hours

Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale

Written by Adam Minter

Narrated by Daniel Henning

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars



About this audiobook

When you drop a box of unwanted items off at the local thrift store, where do they go? Probably across the country — or even halfway across the world — to people and places eager to reuse what you don’t want.

In Secondhand, Adam Minter delves into the vast, multibillion-dollar industry that resells used stuff around the world. He follows the trail of unwanted objects from the closets, garages, and storage units of Middle America to epic used-goods markets in Canada, Mexico, Japan, Ghana, India, Malaysia, and beyond. Secondhand takes us through the often painful and heartbreaking process of cleaning out a lifetime’s worth of possessions and shows that used stuff still has a place in a world that values the new and shiny — it entertains us, makes fortunes, fulfills needs, and transforms the way we live and work.

Release dateFeb 18, 2020

Adam Minter

Adam Minter grew up in a family of scrap dealers in Minneapolis. He became a professional journalist and now serves as the Shanghai correspondent for Bloomberg World View, in addition to making regular contributions to the Atlantic, Foreign Policy, and other publications. He now lives in Shanghai and blogs at shanghaiscrap.com. Junkyard Planet is his first book.

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