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Rich People Things

3.30  ·  Rating Details  ·  73 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
It’s never easy being rich: endless tax avoidance, the Sisyphean search for reliable domestic staff, the never-ending burden of surly stares from the Great Sea of the Unwashed as one goes about one’s rightful business. Toughest of all is simply keeping track of everything one owns. There’s so much of it. And personal possessions are just the beginning. You must keep a giml ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published October 15th 2010 by OR Books (first published September 15th 2010)
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Matt
Jan 11, 2011 Matt is currently reading it
Witty bordering on pretentious cultural criticism, focused on skewering the things that matter most to terrible people on the Upper East Side. Chris Lehmann is a fantastic writer nonetheless. Will update when I finish.
Stephen
Nov 09, 2011 Stephen rated it it was amazing
I was walking on Pearl Street in Boulder, Co and saw a book store called Left Hand Books, an all-volunteer, not-for-profit, progressive bookstore providing access to alternative viewpoints and difficult-to-obtain sources of information. This description grabbed my attention so I strolled inside and could not believe what I saw - better than anything I experienced in that liberal oasis on Long Island Sound! After perusing the stock I stumbled onto the "just released display table" and picked up t ...more
Gregory
Jan 08, 2013 Gregory rated it did not like it
Much ranting, little analysis. Like listening to your drunk uncle at Thanksgiving dinner.
Aaron
Mar 04, 2012 Aaron rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: No one
I have the feeling that Chris Lehmann started writing this book with the intention of a) Enjoying a good laugh at the bad taste of the rich and famous (an the wannabee groupies), and b) Informing the public of the very real and serious unfair advantages the wealthy of America enjoy over the rest of us. Or something like that. However, what he delivered with a disorganized package of personal gripes, once-over-lightly social analysis, and many, many run on sentences. I bought this book, for the d ...more
Alisi ☆ wants to read too many books ☆
Interesting essays. They were a hit and miss with me. I did enjoy the Ayn Rand one; that was rather ballsy considering her "legion" of fans.
Caitlyn
Sep 19, 2012 Caitlyn rated it it was ok
too dense, used the phrase "just-in-time" as a strange epithet too often, and fell victim to "this is bad because I said so!". it was ok.
Lawrence A
Nov 20, 2010 Lawrence A rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Enjoyable polemic, laced with cultural criticism, against plutocrats and malefactors of wealth. Not recommended for budding arbitrageurs.
Theresa
Mar 14, 2013 Theresa rated it really liked it

Clever, funny. Good to pick up while waiting in an office, between classes, etc.
Ciarran
Apr 16, 2014 Ciarran rated it really liked it
A perfectly snarky condemnation of all that is wrong with capitalism.
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Jan 05, 2012 Kacper rated it did not like it
uninspired and takes itself too seriously
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