The First Order Meme

Madhur-jaffreys-quick-and-easy-indian-cooking What was your first order on Amazon? This is the latest meme, via Megan McArdle.

I ordered my first books from Amazon in 1998 — one cookbook, Madhur Jaffrey's Quick & Easy Indian Cooking, and a bunch of books for my diss, including  Tinkering toward Utopia: A Century of Public School Reform and The Politics of Deregulation.


5 thoughts on “The First Order Meme

  1. White Trash : Race and Class in America in May of 1997. It looks like my ordering trickled along until Amazon started their recommendation service and I nearly went broke.

  2. Perhaps a more sobering meme would involve posting how much you’d spent at Amazon to date. I was shocked to discover that my total for 1997-1999 was over six hundred dollars, so I’m afraid to tally the last decade.

  3. My first book was Minnie’s Sacrifice, Sowing and Reaping, Trial and Triumph : Three Rediscovered Novels by Frances E.W. Harper. Still have it. My second book was purchased on October 28, 2008, 5 days after I learned I was pregnant with my first. The book was The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth.

  4. The 37th Mandala by Marc Laidlaw. A very cool book, which I probably bought because they didn’t have Dad’s Nuke, or had it only at a prohibitive price.

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