The Idler (Issue 37) Childish Things: Issue 37

The Idler (Issue 37) Childish Things: Issue 37

Paperback Idler

By (author) Tom Hodgkinson, By (author) Gavin Pretor-Pinney, By (author) Dan Kieran

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  • Publisher: Ebury Press
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 147mm x 208mm x 18mm | 454g
  • Publication date: 27 June 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0091906229
  • ISBN 13: 9780091906221
  • Illustrations note: 224
  • Sales rank: 582,580

Product description

This new issue of "The Idler" explores childhood and wonders whether today's kids are suffering from too much education, too many activities and too much interfering. "Childish Things" features Bertrand Russell's essay on education and freedom, an attack on professionalism, a visit to Summerhill School, where lessons are optional, and a guide to childcare for the lazy by editor Tom Hodgkinson. There's an interview with Michael Palin, a man who has gone with the flow to great acclaim. You'll also find Nicholas Lezard on Samuel Beckett, John Michel on William Cobbett, new short stories, and biting satire and humour from Gwyn, Ian Vince, Adam Buxton, Tony Husband, Chris Donald and "The Idler's" own agony uncles, Bill Drummond and Mark Manning. And the ejected bass player from The Darkness writes from his French chateau. All this as well as tips for living the good life and full colour illustrations and photography throughout.

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Author information

Tom Hodgkinson is the editor of the Idler, which he co-founded in 1993. He is also the author of the best-selling How To Be Idle. He lives in Devon with his girlfriend and three small children. Dan Kieran is deputy editor of the Idler and runs the magazine's website. He also co-edited the titles Crap Jobs and Crap Towns. He is currently researching a book about the Beast of Bodmin. Gavin Pretor-Pinney is the co-founder and creative director of the Idler. He lives in London and is currently writing a book about clouds.

Review quote

"* 'Britain's coolest magazine' - Alex James, Blur * 'Uniquely engaging... devoted to idleness in all its forms... surprisingly energetic in its sagaclous coverage of trends and trendiness... Packed with ideas.' - Time Out * 'The thinking person's Loaded' - Select * 'Full of good things... genuinely radical, irreverent and iconoclastic' - the Rt Hon Alan Clark * 'I'd read it even if I didn't write for it' - Louis Theroux"