If you are bored and you want to read a brilliant book, buy L’egoiste romantique by Frederic Beigbeder. It’s a bit similar to 99 Francs which you know, if you work in advertising. A brilliant piece of work, with some very smart thoughts about life that made me laugh and think. The rest is about parties, drugs, sex and depression – great mixture. I don’t find an English version of the book at Amazon, but I think there must be one.
Keep searching or learn French or German – it’s worth.