Bruce Berger’s The Telling Distance, essays on feeling the deserts of Sonora and the Colorado Plateau made me wonder What’s he doing now?
So I Googled “bruce berger” and found his website, BruceBerger.net — full of desert stories, essays and pictures. I thought Let’s see what they cost now at Amazon.com: most of Berger’s “new” books were discounted deeply by Amazon, and also, there was a button for “used” books written by him priced from a penny each plus shipping and handling.
Well, impulse made me do it — I bought one for a penny plus shipping/handling for $3.99.
Immediately I felt this is no good: I’m screwing over Bruce Berger, great man of desert conservation.
And then I got the e-mail confirmation from Amazon. It identified the seller of record, shipper and handler is actually Goodwill Industries of San Francisco.
So what’s my question?.