How to Be Idle: A Loafer's Manifesto

How to Be Idle: A Loafer's Manifesto

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By (author) Tom Hodgkinson

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  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Format: Paperback | 286 pages
  • Dimensions: 122mm x 178mm x 28mm | 249g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0060779691
  • ISBN 13: 9780060779696
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 60,803

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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.

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"In these stress-filled times . . . we should all give ourselves the gift of reading this debut."--Library Journal