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Author: Wendy Wasserstein
Publisher: New York : New York Public Library : Oxford University Press, ©2005.
Series: Seven deadly sins.
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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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Humor
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy Wasserstein
ISBN: 9780195312096 0195312090 0195166302 9780195166309
OCLC Number: 54929662
Description: xix, 114 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Contents: I: Why Sloth works --
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 --
Series Title: Seven deadly sins.
Responsibility: Wendy Wasserstein.
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Guiding the readers toward a life of noncommittal inertia, this book helps you discover how to become a sloth in your diet, exercise, work, and even love-life. Highlighting the importance of  Read more...


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'Simon Blackburn on lust and Joseph Epstein on envy have produced little classics: written, researched and argued exemplarily, they take their topics seriously but discuss them with elegance and Read more...

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