The Curious Habits of Man

  • by Brian Kenneth Swain
  • Narrated by Steve Toner
  • 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

What is the one true secret to weight loss?
What is the correct way to make a grilled cheese sandwich? Is the designated hitter rule the salvation of baseball or its undoing? Is it rational to be an optimist?
And - the question that haunts us all - should toilet paper unwind over the top of the roll or from underneath?
In his first collection of essays, author Brian Kenneth Swain tackles hundreds of life's questions while exploring a vast array of subjects - from tubas to two-year-olds, from field goals to child labor laws, and from high school shop class to the worst round of golf ever played. With an acerbic wit and an honest approach, Swain shares his perspective on such pivotal matters as how to ski without losing a limb or your self-esteem, how to correctly prepare and consume lobster according to Maine standards, and whether marketing ploys hypnotically convince consumers to replace perfectly functioning items without a second thought. Swain encourages a kind of tongue-in-cheek thinking that prompts us to take a second look at the world around us.
The Curious Habits of Man shares an amusing glimpse at life as one man contemplates many of our greatest - and smallest - questions.


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Melba Toast and Dry Tea

This title befits a review cloaked in metaphor and colloquies...,essentially what this entire collection of essays summarize. To pass off as mediocre and painfully average, may be an overstatement. Great yawn if your NyQuil needs assistance - otherwise, pass.
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- Dave Comeau


Painfully boring. I honestly have nothing good to say about this audio book. It was a complete waste of time and money.
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- Stacey L. Webb

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-27-2015
  • Publisher: Brian Kenneth Swain