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Don't Get Too Comfortable [electronic Resource]

By David Rakoff

David Rakoff takes us on a bitingly funny grand tour of our culture of excess. Whether he 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.


This edition includes an excerpt from David Rakoff's Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish.

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.
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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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