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The Resource Naked at lunch : a reluctant nudist's adventures in the clothing-optional world, Mark Haskell Smith

Naked at lunch : a reluctant nudist's adventures in the clothing-optional world, Mark Haskell Smith

Label
Naked at lunch : a reluctant nudist's adventures in the clothing-optional world
Title
Naked at lunch
Title remainder
a reluctant nudist's adventures in the clothing-optional world
Statement of responsibility
Mark Haskell Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From naked grocery shopping to the Big Nude Boat, a comic novelist turned narrative journalist lays bare the world of the nudist" --
  • "People have been getting naked in public for reasons other than sex for centuries. But as novelist and narrative journalist Mark Haskell Smith shows in Naked at Lunch, being a nudist is more complicated than simply dropping trou. "Nonsexual social nudism," as it's called, rose to prominence in the late nineteenth century. Intellectuals, outcasts, and health nuts from Victorian England and colonial India to Belle Époque France and Gilded Age Manhattan disrobed and wrote manifestos about the joys of going clothing-free. From stories of ancient Greek athletes slathered in olive oil to the millions of Germans who fled the cities for a naked frolic during the Weimar Republic to American soldiers given "naturist" magazines by the Pentagon in the interest of preventing sexually transmitted diseases, Haskell Smith uncovers nudism's amusing and provocative past. Naked at Lunch is equal parts cultural history and gonzo participatory journalism. Coated in multiple layers of high SPF sunblock, Haskell Smith dives into the nudist world today. He publicly disrobes for the first time in Palm Springs, observes the culture of family nudism in a clothing-free Spanish town, and travels to the largest nudist resort in the world, a hedonist's paradise in the south of France. He reports on San Francisco's controversial ban on public nudity, participates in a week of naked hiking in the Austrian Alps, and caps off his adventures with a week on the Big Nude Boat, a Caribbean cruise full of nudists" --
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  • provided by publisher
  • provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Mark Haskell
Dewey number
613.194
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV450
LC item number
.S55 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smith, Mark Haskell
  • Nudism
  • Nudism
  • Nudist camps
  • Nudists
Target audience
adult
Label
Naked at lunch : a reluctant nudist's adventures in the clothing-optional world, Mark Haskell Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-310)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I'm on a Boat -- Interview with a Nudist -- Skin in the Game -- Gymnophobia -- A Very Brief History of Early Nonsexual Social Nudism -- I Left My Cock Ring in San Francisco -- The Rise of Nudist Clubs in America -- Vera Playa -- The Man in the Fishnet Diaper -- The Naked European Walkign Tour -- Sex and the Single Nudist -- Trends in Genital Topiary -- There's a Reason Florida is Shaped Like a Penis -- Free Beaches -- The Dark Secrets of Lisa Lutz -- The Fall of Nudist Clubs -- World Naked Whatever Day -- Funwreckers -- Fashionista -- Brave Nude World -- Caribbean Nakation -- Naked at Lunch -- Acknowledgments -- Selected Bibliography -- Notes
Control code
ocn890615291
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9780802123510
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780802123510
  • (OCoLC)890615291
Label
Naked at lunch : a reluctant nudist's adventures in the clothing-optional world, Mark Haskell Smith
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-310)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I'm on a Boat -- Interview with a Nudist -- Skin in the Game -- Gymnophobia -- A Very Brief History of Early Nonsexual Social Nudism -- I Left My Cock Ring in San Francisco -- The Rise of Nudist Clubs in America -- Vera Playa -- The Man in the Fishnet Diaper -- The Naked European Walkign Tour -- Sex and the Single Nudist -- Trends in Genital Topiary -- There's a Reason Florida is Shaped Like a Penis -- Free Beaches -- The Dark Secrets of Lisa Lutz -- The Fall of Nudist Clubs -- World Naked Whatever Day -- Funwreckers -- Fashionista -- Brave Nude World -- Caribbean Nakation -- Naked at Lunch -- Acknowledgments -- Selected Bibliography -- Notes
Control code
ocn890615291
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9780802123510
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780802123510
  • (OCoLC)890615291

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