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The Art of Procrastination by John R. Perry
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Sep 21, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: america, truth
Read in August, 2012

John Perry is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Stanford University and co-host of the syndicated public radio program "Philosophy Talk". He is the author and editor of several books and countless articles that can be accurately described as 'hard core academic philosophy'.

Professor Perry achieved an esteemed academic career (industriously teaching, writing and publishing) in spite of being what can accurately be described as a 'hard core procrastinator'.

How? "The Art of Procrastination" explains it. And, in the process, John Perry strikes a decisive blow against the guilt many procrastinators (like me) suffer. In Perry's view procrastination is not a negative. Quite the contrary. Procrastination, properly understood and artfully utilized, is a gift.

In addition to being a procrastinator of the highest order, Professor Perry is also hilariously insightful. And his book is a laugh riot.

I had the distinct honor of introducing John Perry at the 2012 Decatur Book Festival. So, prior to meeting Professor Perry, I read this sweet little book. And it was a very enjoyable read.
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