I was furious after reading "The Missing Link," which portrayed women as consumers without judgment, particularly given growing sensibilities about the environment and the need to conserve and recycle.
I think hardware stores, which are about doing things for yourself, are far more interesting than endless displays of goods meant to seduce a passive buyer.
Malls exhaust me as easily as they do my husband. They exemplify the impoverished attitude that buying something is the best way to feel better about oneself.
BARBARA LAMPRECHT, Pasadena