May 17, 2010 6:58 AM
As we peer into the abyss of our tote, we wonder what story our material possessions tell, and Obsessive Consumption: What Did You Buy Today? ($14) addresses this pondering in sketchbook style. Graphic design professor and artist Kate Bingaman-Burt draws us a pictorial dairy of something she spent money on everyday until her credit card debt was paid off. A microcosm of consumer culture and a keen commentary on "retail therapy," this illuminating process is a helps understand our own shopping cravings.