The Romans called it Taedium vitae, the tedium of life,” and Nietzsche described it as that disagreeable, windless calm of the soul.” By whatever name it’s known, ennui has reached epidemic proportions. The good news? Ennui causes all sorts of fascinating behavior and lots of terrific quotes collected in this surprisingly fun book. They range from Louis XV’s What would life be without coffee? But then, what is it even with coffee?” to Oscar Levant’s immortal So much time, so little to do.” Contributors include Gore Vidal, M. F. K. Fisher, Eddie Murphy, Andy Warhol, Fran Lebowitz, and many others.