Friday, November 27, 2009

My Tiffany epiphany goes mass-market.

And on Black Friday, America's ultimate tribute to frenzied consumption, the Los Angeles Times has seen fit to run my essay on what I dubbed "vanity taxes" in a series of SHAMblog posts a short while back. I think the photo-illustration* is neatand I'm frankly surprised that they opted to "name names." Bully for you, L.A. Times!

* scroll down the right side of the main op-ed page, which I've linked here. You'll see Tiffany's supposedly iconic baby-blue gift-box.

7 comments:

Martha said...

Bully for you too! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

This is why you have to keep blogging. Sarah

Cosmic Connie said...

What Martha said, Steve. Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Great essay!

Anonymous said...

Great article, points well made. Even though originally I was ready to comment in defense of the personal right to purchase whatever one wants, based on desire.

I enjoyed seeing how you tightened it up from the posts here...meaning, coming from the wannabe writer that I am, watching this topic grow and mature into an article was great and very instructive.

And, yes! Keep blogging!

Kimberely

LizaJane said...

I'd think that there being 6 billion people should make it MORE likely to find someone compatible, not less. I've never believed there was "one" perfect match (that's ridiculous and depressing, no?), but rather, several people with whom we could happily (to varying extents) spend our lives.

No, ongoing love shouldn't REQUIRE gifts, but it is nice to receive and to give something from the heart -- regardless of cost or "external perceived value."

Larry44 said...

The opinion piece on the vanity tax was great.