Feeling guilty about putting off something important? Can’t seem to finish that daunting task at the top of the to-do-list? Here’s a philosophy book for you: “The Art of Procrastination: A Guide to Effective Dawdling, Lollygagging and Postponing”. John Perry is an emeritus professor of philosophy at Stanford University, and an admitted chronic procrastinator. He wrote the book as a way of avoiding doing something else – a principle he calls “structured procrastination".
Author Nicholson Baker joins us to talk about his recurring character Paul Chowder. The procrastinating poet first tuned up in Baker's novel The Anthologist, and is now the center of his latest book, Traveling Sprinkler.
A.J. Jacobs is serious about self improvement.
Jay Wexler's new book and blog focus on the odd Constitutional clauses we should, maybe, focus on a little less... and those we should, perhaps, turn into awesome t-shirts.
Former war journalist turned humorist P.J. O'Rourke talks about travel writing, and living in the family war zone. His latest book is Holidays in Heck.
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