The definitive history of cheap gifts, knickknacks and tchotchkes

John Landecker

Crap: A History of Cheap Stuff in America by Wendy A. Woloson

We all know the feeling of having too much stuff: souvenirs, cheap gifts and knickknacks that we just can’t seem to get rid of. As it turns out, there’s a very long history of people collecting junk.

Rutgers University professor Wendy A. Woloson joins John Landecker to share exhaustive research from her new book Crap: A History of Cheap Stuff in America.

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