The Resource Don't get too comfortable, David Rakoff, (electronic resource)

Don't get too comfortable, David Rakoff, (electronic resource)

Label
Don't get too comfortable
Title
Don't get too comfortable
Statement of responsibility
David Rakoff
Creator
Subject
Genre
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
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rakoff, David
Dewey number
081
Index
no index present
LC call number
AC8
LC item number
.R217 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Consumer behavior
  • Social status
  • Social Science
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS
  • Consumer behavior
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Social status
Label
Don't get too comfortable, David Rakoff, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • As It Is in Heaven: Chicken Wings of Desire
  • 54
  • J.D.V., M.I.A.: Joie de Vivre, Missing in Action
  • 68
  • Privates on Parade: Not Folding Your Genitals into a Butterfly Means the Terrorists Have Won
  • 79
  • Beach Bummer: The Loves of a Cabana Boy
  • 90
  • Morning in America: Live from the Isle of Joy
  • 107
  • Love It Or Leave It: Okay by Me in A-me-ri-ca!
  • Martha, My Dear: These Are Hands; Use Them
  • 118
  • I Can't Get It for You Wholesale: The $20,000 Skirt That Was Also a Defibrillator! Just Kidding, It's Only a Skirt
  • 130
  • Beat Me, Daddy: Singing the Log Cabin Blues
  • 152
  • Whatsizface: Death in Venice, California
  • 174
  • Faster: None for Me, Thanks
  • 188
  • 1
  • Off We're Gonna Shuffle: First Prize: Eternal Life. Second Prize: Eternal Life in Scottsdale
  • 204
  • What Is the Sound of One Hand Shopping?: A Koan for a Gilded Age
  • 21
  • Sesion Privada: Playmates! Sunshine! Despair!
  • 31
  • Wildman: Stalking the Brooklyn Asparagus
  • 43
Control code
ocn669070909
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (x, 222 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385516839
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00148860
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
67383954-B6AD-49FA-A58F-0FB73F440430
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o669070909
  • (OCoLC)669070909
Label
Don't get too comfortable, David Rakoff, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • As It Is in Heaven: Chicken Wings of Desire
  • 54
  • J.D.V., M.I.A.: Joie de Vivre, Missing in Action
  • 68
  • Privates on Parade: Not Folding Your Genitals into a Butterfly Means the Terrorists Have Won
  • 79
  • Beach Bummer: The Loves of a Cabana Boy
  • 90
  • Morning in America: Live from the Isle of Joy
  • 107
  • Love It Or Leave It: Okay by Me in A-me-ri-ca!
  • Martha, My Dear: These Are Hands; Use Them
  • 118
  • I Can't Get It for You Wholesale: The $20,000 Skirt That Was Also a Defibrillator! Just Kidding, It's Only a Skirt
  • 130
  • Beat Me, Daddy: Singing the Log Cabin Blues
  • 152
  • Whatsizface: Death in Venice, California
  • 174
  • Faster: None for Me, Thanks
  • 188
  • 1
  • Off We're Gonna Shuffle: First Prize: Eternal Life. Second Prize: Eternal Life in Scottsdale
  • 204
  • What Is the Sound of One Hand Shopping?: A Koan for a Gilded Age
  • 21
  • Sesion Privada: Playmates! Sunshine! Despair!
  • 31
  • Wildman: Stalking the Brooklyn Asparagus
  • 43
Control code
ocn669070909
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (x, 222 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385516839
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00148860
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
67383954-B6AD-49FA-A58F-0FB73F440430
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o669070909
  • (OCoLC)669070909

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