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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
Title variation remainder
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
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A collection of essays provides a sardonic glimpse of American contemporary society, documenting how extreme consumerism has led to a culture of excess, greed, and vanity
Tone
Writing style
Award
Lambda Literary Award for Humor, 2005.
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201235
Cataloging source
NPUBL
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Rakoff, David
Dewey number
081
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Consumer behavior
  • Social status
  • Travelers' writings
Target audience
adult
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the indignities of coach class, the torments of low thread count, the never-ending quest for artisanal olive oil, and other first world problems
Label
Don't get too comfortable, David Rakoff
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Hardcover ed. originally published by Doubleday, 2005
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
  • Sesión 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
Control code
ocm71778979
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st paperback ed.
Extent
x, 222 p.
Isbn
9780767916035
Other control number
9780767916035
Label
Don't get too comfortable, David Rakoff
Publication
Note
Hardcover ed. originally published by Doubleday, 2005
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
  • Sesión 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
Control code
ocm71778979
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st paperback ed.
Extent
x, 222 p.
Isbn
9780767916035
Other control number
9780767916035

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