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Death by Leisure Books

  • Autor: Chris Ayres
  • Editor: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
  • Relaese Date: 18 February 2010
  • ISBN: 0802143652
  • Format Book: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
  • Number of page: 300 pages
  • File Size: 23MB
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Description Death by Leisure de Chris Ayres:

For Chris Ayres, the young British journalist whose first book, War Reporting for Cowards, was celebrated as "gripping" (People), "blushingly honest" (Los Angeles Times), and "hysterically funny" (CNN), life in Hollywood is no celebrity junket--it's a full-immersion gonzo experiment. After returning to Los Angeles from his harrowing experience in Iraq, Ayres decides to trade the front lines of war for the front lines of the extreme leisure economy. Like Hunter Thompson crossed with one of David Brooks's bobos in paradise, Ayres embeds himself in L.A.'s "leisuretocracy": an over-the-top-everything world of caviar facials, billionaire charity balls, souped-up SUVs, and monster home loans . . . not to mention thousand-dollar-a-night brothels and million-dollar poker tournaments. Ayres's highly leveraged lifestyle lands him a surreal night with a supermodel and a disastrous date at Michael Jackson's birthday party at Neverland Ranch (Ayres bribes the organizers five grand to get in). Dreading his thirtieth birthday and determined to find meaning--and maybe a girlfriend--through gratuitous consumption, Ayres begins to auction his possessions via Craigslist as part of a pledge to "upgrade everything." Bizarrely, he discovers this is the perfect way to meet girls: A succession of "beautiful-but-broke" starlets parade through his living room to buy his old furniture. Naturally, he marries one of them. But disaster is never far away. Whether it's a wildfire the size of Massachusetts in which Ayres becomes trapped or a flood that almost wipes his home off its mountainside, the leisure economy seems to be balanced on a precipice. In the book's brutal final section, Ayres is forced to confront theexcesses of his generation at a scene of apocalyptic destruction: the Katrina-ravaged South. Told with the same blend of offbeat irreverence, genuine pathos, and incisive social commentary as War Reporting for Cowards, Ayres's Death by Leisure is a savage and darkly humorous odyssey that taps directly into the contemporary psyche. Details about mcdougal should not be found and also have been removed with the request of the creator. You could may be considering alternative ebooks with the Chris Ayres. There we were competent to acquire a lot of the almost all iformatsii for yourself. To get copy writers: web site doesn't include consumer admittance your own guides on the web sites solely introduction information regarding the publication. If you believe that our site is usually infringing, remember to write to us about this and if you're in truth the writer of them ebooks, i will rapidly take away web pages from site.

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