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The Resource Soon : an overdue history of procrastination, from Leonardo and Darwin to you and me, Andrew Santella

Soon : an overdue history of procrastination, from Leonardo and Darwin to you and me, Andrew Santella

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Soon : an overdue history of procrastination, from Leonardo and Darwin to you and me
Title
Soon
Title remainder
an overdue history of procrastination, from Leonardo and Darwin to you and me
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Santella
Title variation
Overdue history of procrastination, from Leonardo and Darwin to you and me
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the tradition of cultural historians like Sarah Vowell and Jim Holt comes a galvanizing meditation on the perils and pleasures of procrastination. While others are busy leaning in, crushing it, and trying to work smarter, faster, and better, Andrew Santella stops to ask why so many of our greatest inventors, artists, and scientists have led double lives as committed procrastinators. Santella examines great procrastinators from Leonardo da Vinci and Frank Lloyd Wright to Charles Darwin and prophets from the Old Testament. He also explores the modern-day 'cult of efficiency'--its gurus, principles, and promises. Ultimately, Santella seeks to answer the following questions: Can procrastination lead to innovation? Can we draw a connection between delay and brilliance? And why do we often equate procrastination with laziness? A self-proclaimed procrastinator, Santella writes with candor and wit about his own habits, from painting a radiator to listening to sports talk radio just to avoid writing. [This] is a book for anyone who has ever put off a task, convincing the reader that time is our most valuable resource and 'wasting' it just might be the key to a happy life."--Jacket
Cataloging source
PNX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Santella, Andrew
Dewey number
155.2/32
Index
no index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
BF637.P76
LC item number
S26 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Procrastination
  • Laziness
  • Personality
Label
Soon : an overdue history of procrastination, from Leonardo and Darwin to you and me, Andrew Santella
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-195)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Barnacles -- Madness to defer -- Saints, crows, poets, priests -- A brief history of the to-do list -- On the clock -- Seeds -- Therefore bind me -- Not yet
Control code
on1027789714
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
197 pages
Isbn
9780062491589
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1027789714
Label
Soon : an overdue history of procrastination, from Leonardo and Darwin to you and me, Andrew Santella
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-195)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Barnacles -- Madness to defer -- Saints, crows, poets, priests -- A brief history of the to-do list -- On the clock -- Seeds -- Therefore bind me -- Not yet
Control code
on1027789714
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
197 pages
Isbn
9780062491589
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1027789714

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