Don't Get Too Comfortable

Don't Get Too Comfortable

Book - 2005
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In these essays, social satirist Rakoff journeys into the land of unchecked plenty that is contemporary America, skewering overconsumption, greed, vanity, selfishness, and vapidity. 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. Whether 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--Rakoff takes us on a grand tour of our culture of excess, and comes away from his explorations hilariously horrified.--From publisher description
Publisher: New York : Doubleday : c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385510363
Characteristics: x, 222 p. ; 22 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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