New York City
During The SF International Gift Fair at the Moscone Convention Center.
Doggett is the owner of Italian Harvest, a wholesale import business specializing in Italian foods and ceramics. She exhibits at trade shows and is fascinated by the surreal environment, the strange and quirky personalities. Not only does she encounter booth "babes," for example, she finds herself hiring one. And the element of espionage intrigues her as she tries to guess at the sometimes mixed motives of the buyers showing interest in her products (are they spies? are they journalists?) Doggett depicts the stress, the humor and the competitiveness of working these shows with wit and insight, all the while hoping that the perfect buyer will come in and place orders for her pasta.