An English professor, who lost a favorite book years ago, ordered a replacement — and, amazingly, that the exact text is missing back in the mail.
Columbia University alumnus, Gena Zuroski, who teaches at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, had long lamented losing “Consuming Subjects” and took a student of her walked away.
“It happens, it’s fine, but that is a book that I spent a lot of time with in grad school and return to often,” Zuroski wrote on her Facebook page this week.
“Anyway, for Christmas I thought it was stupid to miss it more and I went on Amazon and ordered the cheapest used copy. I just opened the package and pulled it out and thought how well-known the object was, how it felt like it was ‘ come back.’ When I opened to the title page and, and.”
Zuroski bought the book for $14.95 via Amazon third party seller Motor City Books in St. Louis.
Once they opened the package, Zurokski immediately spotted her own handwritten name on the book dates back to March 2000, when she was a grad student at Brown University.
1997 work “Consuming Subjects” was written by Elizabeth Kowaleski-Wallace, the investigation of the origin of women as consumers.
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