Obsessive Consumption: What Did You Buy Today?

Kate Bingaman-Burt
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Sep 11, 2014

Author Bingaman-Burt pays penance by drawing all the things she's charged on her credit cards - sunglasses, coffee filters, french fries, diet Coke, shoes and a swan applique. The list goes on as her credit card debt rises. She even draws her monthly statements complete with her payment and interest rates. I'm fascinated with my fascination for Kate's mundane purchases. Oh, what tangled webs we weave with our obsessive need to acquire.

Written by Melody B.K.

I had 11 kids in my senior class.

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