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The Resource Bringing home the Birkin : my life in hot pursuit of the world's most coveted handbag, Michael Tonello

Bringing home the Birkin : my life in hot pursuit of the world's most coveted handbag, Michael Tonello

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Bringing home the Birkin : my life in hot pursuit of the world's most coveted handbag
Title
Bringing home the Birkin
Title remainder
my life in hot pursuit of the world's most coveted handbag
Statement of responsibility
Michael Tonello
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Bringing home the Birkin
Title variation remainder
my life in hot pursuit of the worlds most coveted handbag
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Review
Periodically charming but fluffy comic memoir.Semi-bored Massachusetts-based hairstylist Tonello "had spent most of the decade trigger-happy with a can of hairspray and a powder puff" and was ready for a change. A temporary gig in Barcelona convinced him that Spain was the place he really ought to be and that having "too much shit to move" wasn't a good enough reason to stay put. He took the plunge and happily relocated. Once settled across the pond, Tonello drifted into a new business venture: reselling Herm's products on eBay. The most exciting pieces of merchandise he dealt with were the infamously high-end Birkin handbags, and eventually he became obsessed with them. Can the average reader relate to a several-hundred page search for personal and professional Birkin Nirvana? Probably not, but the primary problem with Tonello's debut is bigger than that. The "in search of…" subgenre is just about played out. Considering how many of these books clog the shelves, chances are good that a title will blend in with its brethren unless either the object sought or the author is utterly compelling. Despite Tonello's deft sense of humor, sharp observational skills, an appreciation for the absurd and some positive energy, his confessional travelogue/how-to is relatively undistinguished and indistinguishable.Clever yet unremarkable. (Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 2008)
Biography type
contains biographical information
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254724
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DLC
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Tonello, Michael
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
HF5478
LC item number
.T66 2008
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Tonello, Michael
  • eBay (Firm)
  • Internet auctions
  • Selling
  • Businesspeople
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my life in hot pursuit of the world's most coveted handbag
Label
Bringing home the Birkin : my life in hot pursuit of the world's most coveted handbag, Michael Tonello
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Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 257 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780061473333
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2007042550
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ill. (some col.)
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  • (Sirsi) o177819069
  • (Sirsi) o177819069
  • (OCoLC)177819069
Label
Bringing home the Birkin : my life in hot pursuit of the world's most coveted handbag, Michael Tonello
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 257 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780061473333
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2007042550
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o177819069
  • (Sirsi) o177819069
  • (OCoLC)177819069

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