We’Ve Continually Been Bored — ‘Yawn’ Wonders Why

We Have Always Been Bored — ‘Yawn’ Wonders WhyYawn Adventures in Boredom by Mary Mann Paperback, 164 pages | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book Your purchase helps support NPR programming.
In the 1840s, Thomas Cook invented modern tourism as a way to give bored small-town Brits something to do besides drink.
Was she fundamentally ungrateful for life, as her parents had always suggested about bored people?
‘Yawn’ splits the difference between autobiography and scholarship, and Mann’s need to tie things back to her own experience has mixed results.
But Yawn splits the difference between autobiography and scholarship, and Mann’s need to tie things back to her own experience has mixed results.

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