Killer Stuff and Tons of Money: An Insider's Look at the World of Flea Markets, Antiques, and Collecting

Maureen Stanton

Winner of the 2012 Massachusetts Book Award  

Whether it’s Antiques Roadshow or American Pickers, or any of the number of TV shows on flea markets, the world of collecting inspires a cult following of millions of Americans. Celebrated author Maureen Stanton takes readers behind the scenes and deep into the “flea-o-sphere,” following master antiques dealer Curt Avery from the populist mayhem of flea markets, to the rarefied realm of high-end antiques shows, to the heart-pounding competition of auctions. Killer Stuff and Tons of Money is a captivating tour of the outrageous world of American antiques, jam-packed with colorful characters, high-stakes scores, and insider tips for all who seek hidden treasure.

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About the Author
 
Maureen Stanton’s writing has appeared in Creative Nonfiction, Fourth Genre, River Teeth, The Florida Review,Crab Orchard Review, The Sun, and many other journals, as well as several anthologies including Best of The Sun,Best of Brevity, and Best Texas Writing.  Five of her essays were listed as “Notable Essays” in Best American Essaysseries. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Pushcart Prize, a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, the Iowa Review nonfiction award, and the American Literary Review nonfiction prize. She currently teaches creative nonfiction at the University of Missouri.
 
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