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October 27, 2009


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Great idea to pair these two authors up for the interview. And they both sound like great reads, added to my wishlists. I like books that give an insight into an everyday occupation that I take for granted. It's like we get the chance to be nosey and get answers to all the questions we'd never get to ask.

Anna Sam says she's trying to increase the prestige of checkout girls, while Tazeen Ahmad spent, according to you, six months "undercover"? Not "worked as a checkout girl for half a year", but "spent six months infiltrated in a supermarket"? Did she collect pay? Did she have to confront with a gun those employees who got too close to the truth? "You're not a checkout girl working long shifts for minimum wage, you're an undercover writer!!"

Yep, respect for an honest day's labour duly increased.

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