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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

David Rakoff

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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 David Rakoff's collection of autobiographical essays, Fraud, established him as one of our funniest, most insightful writers. In Don't Get Too Comfortable, Rakoff journeys into the land of plenty that is contemporary North America. Rarely have greed, vanity, selfishness, and vapidity been so mercilessly and wittily portrayed. Whether contrasting the elegance of one of the last flights of the supersonic Concorde with the good times and chicken wings of Hooters Air, portraying the rarified universe of Paris fashion shows where an evening dress can cost as much as four years of college, or traveling to a private island off the coast of Belize to watch a soft-core Playboy TV shoot, where he is provided with his very own personal manservant, David Rakoff takes us on a bitingly funny grand tour of our culture of excess, delving into the manic getting and spending that defines the North American way of life. Somewhere along the line, our healthy self-regard has exploded into obliterating narcissism, and Rakoff is there to map that frontier. He sits through the grotesqueries of "avant garde" vaudeville in Times Square immediately following 9/11. Twenty days without food allows him to experience firsthand the wonders of "detoxification," and the frozen world of cryonics, whose promise of eternal life is the ultimate status symbol, leaves him very cold indeed (much to our good fortune). At once a Wildean satire of our ridiculous culture of overconsumption and a plea for a little human decency, Don't Get Too Comfortable is a bitingly funny grand tour of our special circle of gilded-age hell. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Length:

6h 4m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:03


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:17


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:07


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:25


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:20


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:49


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:29


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:09


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:34


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:56


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:06


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:02


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:11


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:53


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:20


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:11


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:32


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:30


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:14


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:03


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:27


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:03


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:08


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:56


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:38


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:30


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:23


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:34


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:18


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:48


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:32


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:15


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

02:39


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:51


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:57


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:06


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:44


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:50


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:06


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:50


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:46


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:36


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:13


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:50


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

02:04


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:53


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:05


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:53


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:04


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:34


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:36


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

02:27


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:55


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:33


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:41


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:03


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:25


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:53


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:58


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:45


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:53


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:18


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:26


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:36


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:57


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:13


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:10


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:22


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:20