Embracing the Ordinary - Michael Foley

Embracing the Ordinary

Embracing the Ordinary

4 1 5 Author: Michael Foley
'In recession-chastened, soddenly staycationing Britain, Foley may well have devised a new bestseller format: a how-to book offering a way of escape ... [a] lovely book' Guardian

It has always been difficult to appreciate everyday life, often devalued as dreary, banal and burdensome, and never more so than in a culture besotted with fantasy, celebrity and glamour. Yet, with characteristic wit and earthiness, Michael Foley - author of the bestselling The Age of Absurdity - draws on the works of writers, thinkers and artists who have celebrated and examined the ordinary life, and encourages us to delight in the complexities of the everyday.

With astute observation, Foley brings fresh insights to such things as the banality of everyday speech, the madness and weirdness of snobbery, love and sex, and the strangeness of the everyday environment, such as the office. It is all more fascinating, comical and mysterious than you think.

Intelligent, funny and entertaining, Foley shows us how to find contentment and satisfaction by embracing the ordinary things in life.

'A convincing argument for the beauty of the seemingly banal… ' Scotsman
Language: English Category: Non-Fiction Translator:

More info about the ebook

Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Published: 2013-01-05
ISBN: 9781849839143

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