Book Reviews of Don't Get Too Comfortable : The Indignities of Coach Class, The Torments of Low Thread Count, The Never- Ending Quest for Artisanal Olive Oil, and Other First World Problems

Don't Get Too Comfortable : The Indignities of Coach Class, The Torments of Low Thread Count, The Never- Ending Quest for Artisanal Olive Oil, and Other First World Problems
Don't Get Too Comfortable The Indignities of Coach Class The Torments of Low Thread Count The Never- Ending Quest for Artisanal Olive Oil and Other First World Problems
Author: David Rakoff
ISBN-13: 9780385510363
ISBN-10: 0385510365
Publication Date: 9/20/2005
Pages: 240
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 20 ratings
Publisher: Doubleday
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed Don't Get Too Comfortable : The Indignities of Coach Class, The Torments of Low Thread Count, The Never- Ending Quest for Artisanal Olive Oil, and Other First World Problems on + 24 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
I saw David Rakoff on "The Daily Show" awhile ago and liked him, so wanted to pick up his books. "Don't Get..." is pretty good, and a bit better than his earlier book "Fraud," but overall I find his writing just OK, and not really in the league of David Sedaris or Amy Vowell. Especially in "Fraud" he seems unnecessarily hateful towards certain people.
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Helpful Score: 5
Somewhat funny social commentary, but much of the writing feels forced, like he was trying too hard to catch a laugh.
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Helpful Score: 4
I'm amazed that Rakoff was able to sell a book idea seemingly based on nothing more than whatever other random magazine articles he was researching at the time. I'm even more amazed that the product was still fairly amusing. :)
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Helpful Score: 1
a collection of humorous essays written about the "problems" faced by citizens of first world countries, but especially the upper crust. An ok read, but inconsistent in the humor department.
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Helpful Score: 1
Not quite sure of where this book was going. This was a compiliation of random stories, none of which seemed to have a point.
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These stories are inconsistent in funniness, but the standouts (like the hilarious chapter in which Rakoff flies on the Concorde and Hooters Airline in the same day) make it worth reading.
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Get comfortable and read this book.
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This audio CD is one of the funniest books I've ever listened to in a long time. David Rakoff writes about becoming an American citizen, flying on the Concorde, staying on a private island in Belize to watch a soft-core video shoot, gets to go to the fashion coutoure shows in Paris and more - all told with a deprecating wit in a very soothing voice. Guarantee you'll like this one.
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I found this book to be nothing but obnoxious. Rather than funny, he came across as whiny and somehow pathetically jealous of what he didn't have, rather than poking fun at it. I hope Rakoff never tries to be a standup comedian, because he simply isn't funny.
It's sad actually, It could have been so much better.