The Art of Procrastination

A Guide to Effective Dawdling, Lollygagging, and Postponing, Or, Getting Things Done by Putting Them

By John Perry; Brian Holsopple (Read by)
(Highbridge Company, Compact Disc, 9781611749663, 105pp.)

Publication Date: August 2012

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover

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John Perry's insights and laugh-out-loud humor bring to mind Thurber, Wodehouse, and Harry Frankfort's "On Bullshit." This charming and accessible audio educates, entertains, and illuminates a universal subject. Procrastinators will be relieved to learn that actually you can accomplish quite a lot while procrastinating. In fact, the book itself is the result of Perry avoiding grading papers, refereeing academic proposals, and reviewing dissertation drafts. It also has a practical side, offering up advice that listeners can put to use. Who knew that placing "Learn Chinese" at the top of your to-do list would inspire you to get the less monumental tasks below it done? Witty, wise, and beautifully written, "The Art of Procrastination" will make the perfect gift for the untold number of lollygaggers out there.



NPR
Tuesday, Dec 25, 2012

Robert Siegel talks with author John Perry about his book, The Art Of Procrastination. It's a tiny little tome that extols the virtues of constructive procrastination. (This piece initially aired Sept. 16, 2012, on All Things Considered). More at NPR.org

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