Death by Leisure: A Cautionary Tale

Death by Leisure: A Cautionary Tale by Chris Ayres
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ISBN
9780719560163
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
320
Dimensions
129 x 198mm
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After a brief and undignified stint as a war correspondent, Chris Ayres is exiled by his newspaper to Hollywood, where he lives in a building called The Leisureplex and sends celebrity tittle-tattle back home. Seduced by the apparently infinite wealth of LA, Ayres embarks on an ill-advised odyssey of self-gratification (in the name of research) and breaks first rule of foreign reporting: he goes native. Before long, he is an SUV-driving narcissist with a flat-screen TV in every room, eight pairs of designer flip-flops, a seven-digit overdraft, and a wife he met on the internet. As always, however, disaster looms. After a fire the size of Luxembourg, a Biblical flood, and the apocalypse of Katrina, Ayres realises he is living on a precipice. Like a gonzo Great Gatsby, Death by Leisure is a savage and hilarious takedown of our times, and a wake-up call to aspiring Leisuretocrats everywhere.
ISBN:
9780719560163
Publication Date:
01 / 06 / 2009
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

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