NYTimes.com – Bottlemania by Elizabeth Royte

Yesterday I read Michiko Kakutani’s “Distilled From Water, Designer or Tap: High Anxiety,” yet another New York Times review of Bottlemania (this one published July 18, 2008) — last month I read and wrote about Lisa Margonelli’s “Tapped Out,” a review of Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It (by Elizabeth Royte) published June 15, 2008 in the New York Times.

It’s interesting to compare these two review published by the same newspaper.

Whereas Margonelli’s review focuses on the role of marketing in American’s newfound love for bottled water, Kakutani’s review concentrates on overall water quality and water rights in both the United States and abroad.

Either way, having read Kakutani’s review I’m more likely to pick up a copy of Bottlemania.


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