Because it's the anniversary of the 1st publication of Poor Richard's Almanac, I have a Ben Franklin aphorism on today's quote board -- "A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle."
The quote seems appropriate to the season. There is something narcissistic about the American way of giving. We are what we buy. If you listen to jewelers, self-esteem depends on a paycheck and a perfect diamond.
You should listen to us, the book dealers. Leave behind self-congratulations and step into self-discovery. At Miss Prothero's Books, we'll help you open the bundle, set yourself free, become what you read.