Item description for 101 Things to Buy Before You Die by Maggie Davis...
This shopping tour of a lifetime for women and men alights on the best of almost everything worldwide. Men can find the best place for bespoke suits; women will be guided to the top little black dress. Number One goodies include the most fabulous of accessories and grooming products. If you want to know where on the planet to locate the finest diamond ring, best olive oil, or motor scooter, you'll find the answer here. Items are sourced in American stores and/or international websites.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.6" Width: 7.5" Height: 0.6" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Oct 25, 2006
Publisher Red Rock Press
ISBN 1933176091 ISBN13 9781933176093
Availability 0 units.
More About Maggie Davis
Davis also writes under the pen name of "Katherine Deauxville" and "Maggie Daniels". She is the former feature writer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She taught three writing courses at Yale. She is the winner of four Reviewer's Choice Awards and one Lifetime Achievement Award for romantic comedy from Romantic Times Magazine.
Reviews - What do customers think about 101 Things to Buy Before You Die?
First Thing to Buy Before I Die May 29, 2008
I don't really have the kinds of friends that know a lot about what's out there. If I tell one of them that I think I want to by a new fridge or sofa, or that I wish I could find a good pair of jeans, they tend to stare back blankly. They certainly don't have any good advice or suggestions. So I use this book like a directory of quality. I don't have a lot of money to waste on things trying to find what I want. I only want to buy something once and be happy with the result. That's why this book is perfect for me. It has suggestions on just about everything as well as what to look for and where to get it. I've used the book to buy about a dozen things and all of them have been exactly what I was looking for.
Who knew? Coffee at $175 a pound. Jun 1, 2007
And a lot more interesting tidbits that make this book not only fun to read but also a learning experience. After reading about it, makes perfect sense why civet coffee should cost so much. And the colorful pictures are a great complement to the descriptions. Okay, so no-one absolutely needs the best expresso maker before they go to the great Starbucks in the sky, but a pair of comfy cashmere socks would be nice or the same after shave lotion that Prince Charles favors. A great gift either for that significant shopper in your life or yourself.
A Gift Idea book for Men, a Wish List for Women Dec 9, 2006
Ok Guys, just look at the front cover: a purse, a lipstick, high heeled shoe, diamond encrusted wrist watch and a big multi colored fabric thing.
Absolutely nothing there that you'd possibly want.
So what are you going to get her for Christmas, birthday, anniversary?
Here's a bunch of things that I guarantee you would never have thought of yourself. Well, there's the Aston Martin on page 156 - there are some Aston Martins listed on E-Bay for less than $100,000. And the Vespa motor scooter doesn't seem like such a bad idea at all in these days of $3 a gallon gasoline.
One problem is that this book is written in England. The authors are a couple of stylish British ladies. But that's OK. The high end products like these are pretty well distributed anywhere in the world. And for most of us, just knowing the brand names on things like cosmetics makes shopping a lot easier. And anyway, this is (for men) just an idea book, you can probably find something similar locally -- maybe even at Target or WalMart.