The critics have weighed in: at the Boston Globe, at the Chronicle Review, even with a slideshow on Slate.com, and the consensus is that Peter Toohey’s Boredom: A Lively History is anything but boring! (You can imagine how it came to have such a subtitle from the “Book Bench” interview with The New Yorker.)
This morning at 11AM EDT, Toohey will appear on WBUR’s On Point, along with A.O. Scott and Jonah Lehrer, to talk about what boredom has to offer—why it’s of central value to our society. Tune in and check back with us later for more info on how boredom plays into summertime plans, or the lack thereof.