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How to Be Idle: A Loafer's Manifesto

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Publisher Comments:

From the founding editor of The Idler, the celebrated magazine about the freedom and fine art of doing nothing, comes not simply a book, but an antidote to our work-obsessed culture. In How to Be Idle, Tom Hodgkinson presents his learned yet whimsical argument for a new universal standard of living: being happy doing nothing. He covers a whole spectrum of issues affecting the modern idler—sleep, work, pleasure, relationships—while reflecting on the writing of such famous apologists for it as Oscar Wilde, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Nietzsche—all of whom have admitted to doing their very best work in bed.

Synopsis:

From the founding editor of The Idler, the celebrated magazine about the freedom and fine art of doing nothing, comes not simply a book, but an antidote to our work-obsessed culture. In How to Be Idle, Tom Hodgkinson presents his learned yet whimsical argument for a new universal standard of living: being happy doing nothing. He covers a whole spectrum of issues affecting the modern idler— sleep, work, pleasure, relationships— while reflecting on the writing of such famous apologists for it as Oscar Wilde, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Nietzsche— all of whom have admitted to doing their very best work in bed.

Synopsis:

In 24 chapters representing each hour of the day, this book will coax out the loafer in even the most diligent and schedule-obsessed worker. Line drawings throughout.

About the Author

Tom Hodgkinson is still doing what he's always done, which is a mixture of editing magazines, writing articles, and putting on parties. He was born in 1968, founded The Idler in 1993, and now lives in Devon, England. He is also the author of The Freedom Manifesto.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060779696
Author:
Hodgkinson, Tom
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
by Tom Hodgkinson
Subject:
Form - Parodies
Subject:
Personal Growth - General
Subject:
General Self-Help
Subject:
Laziness
Subject:
HUMOR / Parodies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.16x5.02x.90 in. .59 lbs.

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Product details 304 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780060779696 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , From the founding editor of The Idler, the celebrated magazine about the freedom and fine art of doing nothing, comes not simply a book, but an antidote to our work-obsessed culture. In How to Be Idle, Tom Hodgkinson presents his learned yet whimsical argument for a new universal standard of living: being happy doing nothing. He covers a whole spectrum of issues affecting the modern idler— sleep, work, pleasure, relationships— while reflecting on the writing of such famous apologists for it as Oscar Wilde, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Nietzsche— all of whom have admitted to doing their very best work in bed.
"Synopsis" by , In 24 chapters representing each hour of the day, this book will coax out the loafer in even the most diligent and schedule-obsessed worker. Line drawings throughout.
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