Endangered Pleasures: In Defense Of Naps, Bacon, Martinis, Profanity, And Other Indulgences

Paperback | July 1, 2000

byBarbara Holland

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Here is a refreshing look at life as it ought to be. Bare feet, gardening, dawdling over the newspaper, oversleeping, and idle summer vacations are infinitely more satisfying than counting fat grams, eating only vegetables, and sitting behind that desk every day. So toss out the guilt and rebel. Don't just stop and smell the flowers--call in sick and lie among them, preferably with a good friend, a bottle of wine, and a handful of chocolates. Endangered Pleasures is a delightful reminder that rest and relaxation are more rewarding than a job performance review. After all, life's too short. Why not have some fun while you're supposed to be living it?

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Most things that we truly love doing are not good for us. So we subscribe to a health regiment: taking better care of our bodies, drinking less and overall, having less fun. In Endangered Pleasures: In Defense of Naps, Bacon, Martinis, Profanity, and Other Indulgences, Barbara Holland argues that life is too short not to enjoy ever...

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Here is a refreshing look at life as it ought to be. Bare feet, gardening, dawdling over the newspaper, oversleeping, and idle summer vacations are infinitely more satisfying than counting fat grams, eating only vegetables, and sitting behind that desk every day. So toss out the guilt and rebel. Don't just stop and smell the flowers...

Barbara Holland's books include Secrets of the Cat, Hail to the Chief, and One's Company.Her articles have appeared in Arts and Entertainment, Country Journal, and Smithsonian.She lives in Bluemont, Virginia.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.44 inPublished:July 1, 2000Language:English

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ISBN - 10:006095647x

ISBN - 13:9780060956479

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Most things that we truly love doing are not good for us. So we subscribe to a health regiment: taking better care of our bodies, drinking less and overall, having less fun. In Endangered Pleasures: In Defense of Naps, Bacon, Martinis, Profanity, and Other Indulgences, Barbara Holland argues that life is too short not to enjoy every minute and she encourages readers to work less and take time to ‘smell the roses.’ This book helps readers relax and realize the absurdity of some of their daily activities.

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"[Laugh] in marvel at the degree to which Ms. Holland captures on paper the many delights in life." (Raleigh News and Observer)