Alisa's Reviews > Endangered Pleasures: In Defense of Naps, Bacon, Martinis, Profanity, and Other Indulgences

Endangered Pleasures by Barbara Holland
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May 04, 2017

really liked it
bookshelves: humor-satire
BCID: 10232892


What a delight! At first I was put off by the somewhat haughty tone to her writing, but it quickly evolved into a wry and clever style that was perfectly suited to the lyric of the book. Each indulgence is covered in a short essay so you can read this in brief sittings without missing a beat. The treasure in this is the reminder that the seemingly "little" things in life - bare feet, working, clothes, weekends, happy hour - are true gifts if we are attentive to and relish in the nuances. Absolute fun little romp of a book. I usually pass books along when I am done with them but might have to hang onto this one so I can revisit the occasional topic just to lift my day.
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Reading Progress

October 8, 2010 – Shelved
March 27, 2017 – Started Reading
March 27, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
March 27, 2017 – Shelved as: humor-satire
May 4, 2017 – Finished Reading

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