0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books > Health, Home & Family > Self-help & practical interests > Popular psychology

Not currently available

Are You Serious? - How to be True and Get Real in the Age of Silly (Hardcover) Loot Price: R224
Discovery Miles 2 240
You Save: R21 (9%)
Are You Serious? - How to be True and Get Real in the Age of Silly (Hardcover): Lee Siegel
Are You Serious? - How to be True and Get Real in the Age of Silly (Hardcover): Lee Siegel

Share your images

Are You Serious? - How to be True and Get Real in the Age of Silly (Hardcover)

Lee Siegel

 (sign in to rate)
List price R245 Loot Price R224 Discovery Miles 2 240 You Save R21 (9%)

Bookmark and Share

Supplier out of stock. If you add this item to your wish list we will let you know when it becomes available.

A provocative critique of modern frivolity and a guide to being serious in an unserious age

We used to live in a world run by serious people: politicians and religious leaders, writers and artists, journalists and academics, lawyers and business executives, who approached their work with maturity and mindfulness. Today it seems as if most of these figures have all but disappeared, leaving our country and our culture in the hands of amateurs, buffoons, and professional clowns.

Yet, according to Lee Siegel, seriousness has been elusive in every age, and every age has its own particular obstacles to living seriously. In a unique combination of fiction, memoir, history, social criticism, satire, and spiritual reflection, Siegel illuminates our contemporary distractions of profit, popularity, and instant pleasure as we search for ways to be serious in culture, in politics, and in everyday life.

"Are You Serious?" is a thoughtful and enlightening exploration of seriousness in all its incarnations, from the heights of intellectual endeavor to the depths of political conflict to how the word itself is used in ordinary situations, from romance to business. Siegel lays bare the forces in modern life that create the silliness all around us, and he describes how seriousness may be attained through the qualities of attention, purpose, and continuity, in satisfying lives forged in bonds of work and love.

General

Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2011
First published: June 2011
Authors: Lee Siegel
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 22mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 208
ISBN-13: 978-0-06-176603-9
Barcode: 9780061766039
Categories: Promotions
Books > Health, Home & Family > Self-help & practical interests > Popular psychology
Books > Health, Home & Family > Self-help & practical interests > Popular psychology > General
LSN: 0-06-176603-8

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

Loyalty partners