The Resource Yawn : adventures in boredom, Mary Mann

Yawn : adventures in boredom, Mary Mann

Label
Yawn : adventures in boredom
Title
Yawn
Title remainder
adventures in boredom
Statement of responsibility
Mary Mann
Title variation
Adventures in boredom
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The incisive and often hilarious story of one of our most interesting cultural phenomena: boredom. It's the feeling your grandma told you was only experienced by boring people. Some people say they're dying of it; others claim to have killed because of it. It's a key component of depression, creativity, and sex-toy advertisements. It's boredom, the subject of Yawn, a delightful and at times moving take on the oft-derided emotion and how we deal with it. Deftly wrought from interviews, research, and personal experience, Yawn follows Mary Mann's search through history for the truth about boredom, spanning the globe, introducing a varied cast of characters. The Desert Fathers -- fourth-century Christian monks who made their homes far from civilization -- offer the first recorded accounts of lethargy; Thomas Cook, grandfather of the tourism industry, provided escape from the mundane for England's working class; and contemporarily, we meet couples who are disenchanted by monogamous sex, deployed soldiers who seek entertainment and connection in porn, and prisoners held in solitary confinement, for whom boredom is a punishment for crimes they may or may not have committed. With the sharp wit of Sloane Crosley and the historical acumen of Sarah Vowell, Mann tells the unexpected story of the hunt for a deeper understanding of boredom, in all its absurd, irritating, and inspiring splendor."--
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mann, Mary
Dewey number
152.4
Index
no index present
LC call number
BF575.B67
LC item number
M36 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boredom
  • Boredom
  • Boredom
  • Meaning (Psychology)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Boredom
  • Boredom
  • Meaning (Psychology)
Target audience
adult
Label
Yawn : adventures in boredom, Mary Mann
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-162)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In a cubicle with the desert fathers -- Spicing it up -- Bored in Baghdad -- Thomas Cook and the stack pirates -- Drunk with Harold Higgins -- A.J. Liebling in a nap pod -- Reading the phone book in an infinitely expanding inflationary sea -- Epilogue
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
164 pages
Isbn
9780374714420
Lccn
2016041343
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)960239276
  • 1584991
  • (OCoLC)ocn960239276
  • 1584991
Label
Yawn : adventures in boredom, Mary Mann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-162)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In a cubicle with the desert fathers -- Spicing it up -- Bored in Baghdad -- Thomas Cook and the stack pirates -- Drunk with Harold Higgins -- A.J. Liebling in a nap pod -- Reading the phone book in an infinitely expanding inflationary sea -- Epilogue
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
164 pages
Isbn
9780374714420
Lccn
2016041343
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)960239276
  • 1584991
  • (OCoLC)ocn960239276
  • 1584991

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