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    • The Art of the Wasted Day

    • By: Patricia Hampl
    • Narrated by: Patricia Hampl
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    The Art of the Wasted Day is a picaresque travelogue of leisure written from a lifelong enchantment with solitude. Patricia Hampl visits the homes of historic exemplars of ease who made repose a goal, even an art form. She begins with two celebrated 18th-century Irish ladies who ran off to live a life of "retirement" in rural Wales. Her search then leads to Moravia to consider the monk-geneticist, Gregor Mendel, and finally to Bordeaux for Michel Montaigne who retreated from court life to sit in his chateau tower and write about whatever passed through his mind.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect Flow of Consciousness Piece

    • By Richard on 04-30-18

    Regular price: $28.00