My Life For Sale
Last week I made my now familiar return trip from the east
coast to Iowa City. When I made the same trip in 2000 I decided
that I would drop out of school, sell of my unwanted stuff and
move back to New York. That was until I registered the domain
Soon I found myself listing almost everything I owned on eBay,
asking strangers to keep me updated
my former possessions, and eventually asking high bidders if
I could visit
my former things in their homes. A year later I have just completed
the design and layout of a book
about the project.
The book All
My Life For Sale is 224 pages and includes photographs
of the objects that I sold, the people that I visited, and e-mail
updates from the high bidders who participated in my project.
asked me to design the book from cover to cover and gave me
an amazing amount of flexibility in both the design and content
of the book.
This is the preliminary copy of the book that they gave me last
week and it only seems fair to make it available to the eBay
community first, being that this project would not have been
possible without the support of so many of you.
The proceeds of this sale will be donated to Light
Work, a nonprofit arts organization in upstate New York.
During my employment at Light
Work, I learned many of the skills, which allowed me to
design this book
It is not brand new, as Ive shown it around to my friends
and family, but it is my only advance copy, and second
hand is the best way to buy anything.