Books Bryan Charles Books by Bryan Charles Bryan Charles has written books about: Nonfiction Biography & Memoir Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Bryan Charles Review Three Books... Day In, Day Out: Three Not-At-All-Boring Books On Tedium November 24, 2013 Boredom in the immobility of a quadriplegic. Ennui in a Manhattan high-rise cubicle. Monotony in the slow-moving life of a writer. Said Sayrafiezadeh takes a look at everyday drudgery, highlighting three great memoirs that found inspiration in dullness. Life can be boring, he says, but books offer a way out — whether we're reading or writing them.