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Don't Get Too Comfortable [electronic Resource]

By David Rakoff

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.

Format

Ebook

Publish Date

2005

ISBN

9780385516839


Format: Ebook
Author: Rakoff, David
Summary: 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.
Title: Don't get too comfortable [electronic resource] / David Rakoff.
Publisher Date: New York : Doubleday, 2005.
Subject: Consumption (Economics) Consumer behavior Social status
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Format: Ebook
Author: Rakoff, David
Summary: 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.
Title: Don't get too comfortable [electronic resource] / David Rakoff.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Doubleday, 2005.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 222 p.)
Subjects: Consumption (Economics)
Subjects: Consumer behavior
Subjects: Social status
Genre: Electronic books.
Notes: Description based on print version record.
Contents: Love it or leave it -- What is the sound of one hand shopping? -- Sesión privada -- Wildman -- As it is in heaven -- J.D.V., M.I.A. -- Privates on parade -- Beach bummer Morning in America -- Martha, my dear -- I can't get it for you wholesale -- Beat me, daddy -- Whatsizface -- Faster -- Off we're gonna shuffle.
Web Site: http://myrcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=67383954-B6AD-49FA-A58F-0FB73F440430 Click here to check out and download.
Web Site: http://myrcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=67383954-B6AD-49FA-A58F-0FB73F440430 Click here to check out and download.
ISBN: 9780385516839 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
ISBN: 0385516835 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
ISBN: 9780385516839 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
ISBN: 0385516835 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
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Call Number: AC8 .R217 2005eb
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