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11/11
BOOK SOUP
8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA
310-659-3684
reading 7:00 p.m.

11/12
BARNES & NOBLE
1201 3rd Street
Santa Monica, CA
310-260-9110
reading 7:30 p.m.

11/13
CAPITOLA BOOK
1475 41st Avenue
Capitola, CA 95010
831-462-6297
reading 7:30 p.m.

11/14
A CLEAN WELL-LIGHTED PLACE FOR BOOKS
601 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA
415-931-9248
reading 7:00 p.m.

11/15
CODY'S BOOKS
2454 Telegraph Ave.
Berkeley, CA
510-845-0837
reading 7:30 p.m.

11/16
READER'S BOOKS
127 East Napa St
Sonoma, CA
707-933-2656
reading 7:30 p.m.

11/18
POWELL'S
1005 W. Burnside St.
Portland, OR
503-228-0540
reading 7:30 p.m.

11/20
SEATTLE
Microsoft Campus Lecture Series
lecture 1:30


U OF W BOOKSTORE
4326 Univ. Way NE
Seattle, WA
206-545-9477 X202 reading 7:00 p.m.

11/21
OLSSON'S
1200 F Street, NW
Washington, DC
202-333-2650
reading 7:00 p.m.

11/22
BORDER'S
1727 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
215-568-6034
reading 7:00 p.m.

11/1
PRAIRIE LIGHTS
15 S Dubuque St.
Iowa City, IA
319-337-2681
reading 8 p.m.

11/6
HARRY W. SCHWARTZ
2559 N. Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI
414/270-3434
reading 7 p.m.

11/7
UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE
711 State St.
Madison, WI
608-257-3784
reading 6 p.m.

11/8
RUMINATOR BOOKSTORE
1648 Grand Ave.
St. Paul, MN
651-699-0587
reading 7 p.m.

11/25
BARNES & NOBLE
675 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10010
212/727-1227
reading 7:00 p.m.

11/26
MAKOR
35 West 67th Street
New York, NY
212-601-1030
reading 7:30 p.m.


What do you do when your material possessions start to weigh on your sense of freedom?

Fed up with his inability to quell the constant flow of objects into his apartment and determined to be able to fit his life into the trunk of his car, one day John Freyer decided to sell everything he owned on the Internet. He invited his friends over to tag his possessions and systematically put them up for sale on eBay. An opened box of taco shells, half a bottle of mouthwash, almost all of his clothes, his favorite records, his sideburns (in a plastic bag), his family's Christmas presents (not yet given), furniture: John didn't let sentiment or utility stand in his way. Soon his belongings were sold all over the world, with a bag of Porky’s BBQ Pork Skins making its way to Japan, and a chair ending up in the Museum of Modern Art. With almost all the objects in his life now gone, he started the second phase of his journey: to visit his onetime possessions in their new homes.


 

All My Life for Sale is the extraordinary record of this project—part autobiography, part travelogue, and part cultural commentary, it offers a meditation on what the objects we surround ourselves with actually mean to us, and what happens when we set them free. For Freyer, what started out as a simple, if unorthodox, way to increase his mobility resulted in a series of unexpected revelations about the way he lived his life. In the end, what emerged from his project was a particular understanding of the attachments we all form to the things, the people, and the places that make up our world.

 

 

John Freyer was born in Syracuse, New York, and is the fifth of seven children. After graduating from Hamilton College with a degree in Political Science, Freyer worked at Light Work, a non-profit arts organization in upstate New York. In 1999, Freyer co-founded Wind-Up Films, an action sports film production company. He has been a snowboard instructor, a cinematographer on ski and snowboard films, and a graphic designer. Freyer has created numerous web sites, including his ongoing travelogue Temporama.com. In 2002 he was the Bodine Fellow in the School of Art and Art History at the University of Iowa and lives in Iowa City.

 

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