Books Yawn Adventures in Boredom by Mary Mann Paperback, 164 pages, FSG Originals, List Price: $15 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleYawnSubtitleAdventures in BoredomAuthorMary Mann Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary In a humorous account, the author tells the unexpected story of her hunt for a deeper understanding of boredom, in all its absurd, irritating and inspiring splendor. Genres: Nonfiction History & Society Science & Health Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Yawn Review Book Reviews We Have Always Been Bored — 'Yawn' Wonders Why May 20, 2017 Mary Mann's new book digs into a phenomenon as old as humanity: boredom. Why do we get bored? Is there a cure? Yawn is a thoughtful read, but its mix of autobiography and scholarship doesn't jell.