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The Resource Sloth, Wendy Wasserstein

Sloth, Wendy Wasserstein

Label
Sloth
Title
Sloth
Statement of responsibility
Wendy Wasserstein
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Here is a rollicking parody of the self-help genre, one that skewers the couch-bound, apathetic mentality so pervasive in America today. With tongue in cheek, Sloth guides readers step-by-step toward a life of noncommittal inertia. "You have the right to be lazy," writes Wasserstein. "You can choose not to respond. You can choose not to move." Readers will find out the importance of Lethargiosis--the process of eliminating energy and drive, the vital first step in becoming a sloth. To help you attain the perfect state of indolent bliss, the book offers a wealth of self-help aids. Readers will find the sloth songbook, sloth breakfast bars (packed with sugar, additives, and a delicious touch of Ambien), sloth documentaries (such as the author's 12-hour epic on Thomas Aquinas), and the sloth network, channel 823, programming guaranteed not to stimulate or challenge in any way. ("It may be difficult to distinguish between this and other channels, but only on channel 823 can you watch me sleeping.") Readers will also learn the top ten lies about Sloth, the ten commandments of Sloth, the SLOTH mantra, even the "too-much ten"--Over-achievers such as Marie Curie, Shakespeare, and William the Conqueror. You will discover how to become a sloth in your diet, exercise, work, and even love-life (true love leads to passion, she warns, and passion is the biggest enemy of sloth). Wendy Wasserstein is one of America's great comic writers--one who always has a serious point to her humor. Here, as she pokes fun at the self-help industry, she also satirizes the legion of Americans who are cultural and political sloths"--publisher description
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wasserstein, Wendy
Dewey number
179/.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.A798
LC item number
S57 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
The seven deadly sins
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Laziness
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Laziness
  • Luiheid
  • Ethische aspecten
Label
Sloth, Wendy Wasserstein
Instantiates
Publication
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
I: Why Sloth worked -- The Sloth path -- A personal history -- The concise history of Sloth -- Sloth will change your life -- II: How to do it -- Success with Sloth -- Welcome to your inner Sloth -- Phase one : getting started -- Phase two : in the swing -- Plateaus -- Maintaining your Sloth -- Medical breakthrough : Sloth is the way to good health! -- A pause in the proceeding -- Überslothdom
Control code
646790582
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 114 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780198037217
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)646790582
Label
Sloth, Wendy Wasserstein
Publication
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
I: Why Sloth worked -- The Sloth path -- A personal history -- The concise history of Sloth -- Sloth will change your life -- II: How to do it -- Success with Sloth -- Welcome to your inner Sloth -- Phase one : getting started -- Phase two : in the swing -- Plateaus -- Maintaining your Sloth -- Medical breakthrough : Sloth is the way to good health! -- A pause in the proceeding -- Überslothdom
Control code
646790582
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 114 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780198037217
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)646790582

Library Locations

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      38.710138 -90.311107
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