Getting 'Comfortable' with First-World Frustrations

Madeleine Brand speaks with writer and humorist David Rakoff, author of the new book Don't Get Too Comfortable: The Indignities of Coach Class, The Torments of Low Thread Count, The Never-Ending Quest for Artisanal Olive Oil, and Other First World Problems.

The book delves into the hypocritical aspects of American life, the luxuries many of us take for granted and the absurdities we simply ignore.

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