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THE ART OF THE WASTED DAY

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Patricia Hampl

Personal Growth • 9 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2018

In a nonlinear fashion, Patricia Hampl's essays moves from topic to topic--from place to biography to marriage--as she discusses the importance of daydreaming, solitude, and the pursuit of happiness. (For Hampl, pursuit is the key.) What makes this audiobook remarkable is Hampl's performance--gentle and wise, along with a dash of wry humor and an edge of melancholy. When Hampl, a Catholic, learns that the Church considers daydreaming a sin, she just shrugs because it cannot be helped. She travels and learns about her inspirations--two ladies who retired together to read and garden in Wales, a monk at Brno, and writer Michel de Montaigne, who popularized the personal essay. Throughout, Hampl weaves in sweet memories of her husband with a wistful and dreamy tone that leaves no doubt of her grief at his unexpected death. A.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2018]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Penguin Audio • 2018

DD ISBN 9780525529750 $20.00

 

Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2018

DD ISBN 9780525529767 $76.00

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