Consumer-isms in 12 Easy Steps

From bluechrome:

Consumer-isms in Twelve Easy Steps is a collection of twelve satiric short stories with the common theme of people putting their careers, images, and material wants ahead of other, less commercial values. These no-holds-barred acidic tales take a dark and humorous look at the beguiling and sophistic distractions that suddenly become appalling all-consuming obsessions. From has-been former child stars to a living, if lewd geriatric tourist attraction to terrorized mail order brides to pampered and diabolical artistes, each story explores what happens when fleeting fame or the remote chance of getting lucrative endorsement deals overtake a person’s most important priorities.