Death by Leisure by Chris Ayres
A Cautionary Tale

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Published to rave reviews and now available in paperback, Death by Leisure is the incisive, irreverent, and savagely funny story of British journalist Chris Ayres’s attempt to infiltrate the American leisure class (and find true love) in the credit-fueled years before the economic collapse. When the bubble bursts, however, Ayres must learn to live without the billionaire balls, supermodel girlfriends, foie gras pina coladas, and caviar facials to which he’s grown accustomed. Just like the rest of us, alas.
 

About Chris Ayres

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Chris Ayres was born in 1975. He joined The Times (London) in 1997 and was a media business correspondent before moving to Los Angeles, where he is currently the paper's L.A. correspondent.
 
Published January 19, 2010 by Grove Press. 321 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment, Business & Economics, Education & Reference, Travel. Non-fiction

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Fast and funny, “Death by Leisure” has the high spirits of a chick book, but it is also a tale of real woe.

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Unfortunately for Ayres, his book labours under a more ominous shadow than the tropical storm clouds: Toby Young, and his How To Lose Friends and Alienate People, which treads a very similar red carpet.

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Publisher: Grove Press Product Description The hilariously intrepid young author of War Reporting for Cowards returns from Iraq only to dive head-first into another absurd, terrifying world: the American leisur...

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