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Gretchen Herrmann, Library, had her article, “New Lives from New Goods: Garage Sales as Rites of Passage,” published in the most recent issue of Ethnology. Given the importance of the amount and types of consumer goods owned by people to the creation of personal identities, the public disposal and acquisition of such possessions in garage sales can signal a shift in life orientation. Moving, downsizing, selling off baby items or grandmother’s effects after her death all constitute publicly engaged rituals of transition.