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The War Against Boredom: Short Stories, Riffs & Insanities Seth Kaufman

The War Against Boredom: Short Stories, Riffs & Insanities

Seth Kaufman

Published May 12th 2015
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Kindle Edition
108 pages
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Great fun! An engaging collection in the finest tradition of Douglas Coupland and Timothy McSweeney.—Ben Schott, author of Schott’s Original MiscellanyHilarious and wildly inventive, The War Against Boredom is a welcomed assault on theMoreGreat fun! An engaging collection in the finest tradition of Douglas Coupland and Timothy McSweeney.—Ben Schott, author of Schott’s Original MiscellanyHilarious and wildly inventive, The War Against Boredom is a welcomed assault on the mind-numbing effects of the modern world. Reverse-engineering obsessions with Big Data, the Internet, movies, coffee shops, pot, spying, rock stars, relationships and sex scandals, Seth Kaufman morphs reality into comedy with 21 short stories and satirical columns. The pieces, two of which originally ran on newyorker.com, are must reads for fans of Kaufmans acclaimed novel The King of Pain.Notable skirmishes in The War Against Boredom:• A husband hires a business consultant to help improve his marriage.• An assistant engineer recalls working with Michael Jackson, Freddie Mercury and a llama.• An insurance actuary becomes a star by decoding the odds for the Academy Awards.• A caustic National Security Administration advice columnist answers questions and exposes employees.• Cheech and Chong reunite over a golden hookah.• A hardcore techie conducts a bizarre old school search for love in “Segway in Overdrive.”