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Don't get too comfortable, David Rakoff

Label
Don't get too comfortable
Title
Don't get too comfortable
Statement of responsibility
David Rakoff
Title variation
Don't get too comfortable: the indignities of coach class, the torments of low thread count, the never-ending quest for artisanal olive oil, and other first world problems
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
NPUBL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rakoff, David
Dewey number
  • 081
  • 910.4
Index
no index present
LC call number
AC8
LC item number
.R217 2006
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Consumer behavior
  • Social status
  • Travelers' writings
  • United States
Label
Don't get too comfortable, David Rakoff
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Hardcover edition originally published by Doubleday, 2005
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Morning in America: live from the isle of joy
  • Martha, my dear: these are hands; use them
  • I can't get it for you wholesale: the $20,000 skirt that was also a defibrillator! Just kidding, it's only a skirt
  • Beat me, daddy: singing the log cabin blues
  • Whatsizface: death in Venice, California
  • Faster: none for me, thanks
  • Off we're gonna shuffle: first prize: eternal life; second prize: eternal life in Scottsdale
  • Love it or leave it: Okay by me in A-me-ri-ca!
  • What is the sound of one hand shopping? A koan for a gilded age
  • Sesi<U+00d4>on privada: playmates; sunshine; despair
  • Wildman: stalking the Brooklyn asparagus
  • As it is in heaven: chicken wings of desire
  • J.D.V., M.I.A.: Joie de vivre, missing in action
  • Privates on parade: not folding your genitals into a butterfly means the terrorists have won
  • Beach bummer: the loves of a cabana boy
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st paperback ed.
Extent
x, 222 pages
Isbn
9780767916035
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocm71778979
  • (OCoLC)71778979
  • 1007213
Label
Don't get too comfortable, David Rakoff
Link
Publication
Note
Hardcover edition originally published by Doubleday, 2005
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Morning in America: live from the isle of joy
  • Martha, my dear: these are hands; use them
  • I can't get it for you wholesale: the $20,000 skirt that was also a defibrillator! Just kidding, it's only a skirt
  • Beat me, daddy: singing the log cabin blues
  • Whatsizface: death in Venice, California
  • Faster: none for me, thanks
  • Off we're gonna shuffle: first prize: eternal life; second prize: eternal life in Scottsdale
  • Love it or leave it: Okay by me in A-me-ri-ca!
  • What is the sound of one hand shopping? A koan for a gilded age
  • Sesi<U+00d4>on privada: playmates; sunshine; despair
  • Wildman: stalking the Brooklyn asparagus
  • As it is in heaven: chicken wings of desire
  • J.D.V., M.I.A.: Joie de vivre, missing in action
  • Privates on parade: not folding your genitals into a butterfly means the terrorists have won
  • Beach bummer: the loves of a cabana boy
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st paperback ed.
Extent
x, 222 pages
Isbn
9780767916035
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocm71778979
  • (OCoLC)71778979
  • 1007213

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