Brilliant expose of the harsh realities behind our childhood dreams,
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This review is from: Mail-Order Mysteries: Delightful Treasures from Vintage Comic Book Ads (Paperback)
Relived my youth? Relieved my youth was not blighted by actually receiving any of the products from the too good to be true ads? Disillusioned to discover the truth behind the marketing illusion - or lying as the Advertising Standards Authority would now technically refer to the duplicitous practice? Well, this brilliant read certainly puts into perspective how much has changed since those days. Even the idea of ordering something from America seemed incredibly exotic back in the late 1960s. Now, we order from China without a second thought and expect to receive the goods having paid surprising little for shipping in a matter of days. And our expectations and dreams of the impossible are raised by apps and electronic technology rather than cardboard cut outs and get rich quick scams. Oh, well we still fall for the latter so long as it comes via e-mail.