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Mail-Order Mysteries Book Trailer - Secrets Revealed!

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Uploaded on Sep 29, 2011

Mail-Order Mysteries: Real Stuff from Old Comic Book Ads!

Amazon link: http://tinyurl.com/mailmystery

This new book written and photographed by Kirk Demarais, author of "Life of the Party: A Visual History of the S.S. Adams Company," helps readers "Rediscover their sense of wonder!"

Generations of comic book readers remember the tantalizing promises of vintage novelty advertisements that offered authentic laser-gun plans, x-ray specs, and even 7-foot-tall monsters (with glow-in-the-dark eyes!). But what would you really get if you entrusted your hard-earned $1.69 to the post office?

Mail-Order Mysteries answers this question, revealing the amazing truths (and agonizing exaggerations) about the actual products marketed to kids in the '60s, '70s, and '80s.

Review
"If childhood disappointment could ever be considered an art form, then Mail-Order Mysteries is a masterpiece. Really. The metaphors for life itself are inescapable, the disillusion heartbreakingly laid bare, the tackiness a drug you just can't quit." - Chip Kidd, graphic designer and author of Bat-Manga!

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