Synopses & Reviews
John Perrys insights and laugh-out-loud humor bring to mind Thurber, Wodehouse, and Harry Frankforts 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.
“This is a fun audiobook—guaranteed to make fellow procrastinators chuckle and laugh throughout its relatively short run time. By the way, it took John Perry 16 years to turn his essay into a book and it may well have been worth the wait.”
“With a charming brand of vocal confidence and one of the clearest baritone voices in audio, Brian Holsopple does a wonderful job of delivering . . . [Perrys] invitation for procrastinators to stop beating themselves up.”
For anybody who procrastinates or knows a procrastinator: an irresistible gift for the legions of people who believe in never doing today what you can do tomorrowor maybe the day after that.
About the Author
After working in the radio/production field for fifteen years, BRIAN HOLSOPPLE has been a full-time voiceover artist for well over a decade. In addition to audiobooks, he has done work for The Discovery Channel, the FBI, the US Army, and others. He is the voice of Thomas Jefferson in the official Park Service program at the Mount Rushmore National Monument.JOHN PERRY is an internationally recognized philosopher and a professor emeritus at Stanford, where he taught philosophy from 1974 to 2008. In 2011, he won the Ig Nobel Prize in literature for the essay on which this book is based. (The Ig Nobels honor achievements in science “that first make people laugh and then make people think.”) He is also the co-host of the public radio show Philosophy Talk, which is broadcast regularly on more than 50 stations in 20 states. The father of three grown children, he lives with his wife in Palo Alto, CA.