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 shootawhere he is provided with his very own personal manservantararely 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, Donat Get Too Comfortable shows that far from being bobos in paradise, weare in a special circle of gilded-age hell. This edition includes an excerpt from David Rakoff's Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish.aHow to makeaquot; almost always trumps aquot;How to lauyaquot; in my book. (There are exceptions. Ia#39;m perfectly happy not to have to grind my own flour or blow my own lightbulbs.) It was Martha Stewart, in fact, who made me realize that aquot;art fag, aquot; theanbsp;...
|Title||:||Don't Get Too Comfortable|
|Publisher||:||Anchor - 2005-09-20|