'Sloth': A Send Up of the Self-Help Genre

NPR's Neal Conan speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein about her new book, Sloth, a humorous parody of the self-help genre. The book playfully satirizes diet-consciousness, multi-tasking, goal-orientation and social Darwinism by offering up a new life plan — sloth.

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Wendy Wasserstein, playwright and author of Sloth (Oxford University Press, 2005). Won the Pulitzer Prize for her play The Heidi Chronicles.

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