Friday, June 11, 2010
John Kelly - 6,244 address labels and counting for woman wooed by charities: "But her most interesting record is something Carol jots down every day soon after her letter carrier has visited. It is a painstaking accounting of all the free stuff she gets in the mail. The bounty she receives from charities is a way to guilt her into donating to their cause. Carol started keeping track of it in 1998 and now possesses a meticulously catalogued record of the excesses of the U.S. direct mail industry."