Bill Keaggy, an early blogger and collector of pointless things (like rocks shaped like shoes. Really.) has published a book of equally mundane yet slightly more significant things. Shopping lists. Discarded shopping lists to be exact. (By the way, if you're into other people's discarded things and haven't read Found magazine it will be your Nirvana. The mag is better than the site.)
For awhile he's run the site grocerylists.org and I've checked out a few lists here and there. But now they're combined into a book called Milk Eggs Vodka. I haven't read the book yet, but I was amused at something he's published online as a teaser for the book. It's a serial narrative based on the lists themselves, strung together to tell the life story and romance of Allan and Janie. I like the creative license there, in fact it makes a pretty plausible story.
The role of the lists themselves as the key players in this drama kind of raises the whole Shopper Culture thing again. No sooner has Meg written another excellent article on the subject, called Culture of Shopping. It introduces a study that us Integer planners have just conducted about the role of shopping in American Culture. Anyway, give it a read and share a thought or two.