I don't remember who recommended this book, but whoever it was, thanks.*
Lutz is a boomer age academic. His book is a really interesting history of work and attitudes toward work in America, and to a lesser extent elsewhere. I have wanted to do little or nothing that could be deemed economically useful (other than speculate) for as long as I can remember. I have also felt a bit guilty about that attitude for as long as I can remember.
Apparently this conflict is the hallmark of a true slacker, as well as an accompanying tendency toward ironical detachment.
I don't think the book is exactly intended to be funny; but I find it hilarious because of the way it highlights the BS and contradictions of any approach to work life, be it the ironical approach of a slacker, or the apparently straight ahead approach of a captain of industry or Dr. Norman Vincent Peale.
Rating **** for all slackers; possibly lower for other personality types.