Don't Get Too Comfortable

Don't Get Too Comfortable

Book - 2005
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A bitingly funny grand tour of our culture of excess from an award-winning humorist.

Whether David Rakoff is contrasting the elegance of one of the last flights of the supersonic Concorde with the good-times-and-chicken-wings populism of Hooters Air; working as a cabana boy at a South Beach hotel; or traveling to a private island off the coast of Belize to watch a soft-core video shoot--where he is provided with his very own personal manservant--rarely have greed, vanity, selfishness, and vapidity been so mercilessly skewered. Somewhere along the line, our healthy self-regard has exploded into obliterating narcissism; our manic getting and spending have now become celebrated as moral virtues. Simultaneously a Wildean satire and a plea for a little human decency, Don't Get Too Comfortable shows that far from being bobos in paradise, we're in a special circle of gilded-age hell.
Publisher: New York :, Broadway,, 2005.
Edition: First paperback edition.
ISBN: 9780767916035
0767916034
Branch Call Number: 081 RA
Characteristics: x, 222 pages ; 21 cm

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hgeng63 Aug 11, 2012

I hate this bk because it just reeks with self-hatred.

ser_library Jul 28, 2011

better to read an essay a week rather than sit down for 2+ hours

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