THE NEW CONSUMER SURVIVAL KIT by Richard Genie

THE NEW CONSUMER SURVIVAL KIT

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How to buy a plant, choose a car, steer past supermarket rip-offs, cut down on mark-ups. Also, how to voice a complaint, avoid empty calories, select a doctor, arrange a funeral, or get a divorce. An all-purpose guide offering the Consumer Reports kind of good judgment in a single-paragraph or short-essay format. George has adapted the scripts of a Maryland Public Broadcasting series into a fat-free, reasonably arranged source book, indicating basic guidelines--how to read a wine label--rather than evaluating brand-name items, although in some instances (e.g., car seats) he refers the reader to a more complete listing elsewhere. Furthermore, he debunks several common myths, includes some increasingly relevant information (the nursing home Bill of Rights), and rightly credits the original writers at the start of each section. Can you expect one in every pot? Probably not, but guaranteed broad appeal nonetheless.

Pub Date: June 22nd, 1978
Publisher: Little, Brown