The Book of Idle Pleasures

The Book of Idle Pleasures

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The Art of Doing Nothing meets The Dangerous Book for Boys in this charming celebration of simple delights. In "The Book of Idle Pleasures," the United Kingdom's expert Idlers Tom Hodgkinson and Dan Kieran stand up for the simple pleasures in life . . . by lying down for a nap. With its tongue firmly in its cheek, "The Book of Idle Pleasures" renounces our world of ever-growing consumer overload in favor of the timelessly true adage that the best things in life really are free. Clever and sometimes all too true in its reflections on 100 simple pastimes--among them slouching, skipping stones, staring out the window, doodling, and, natch, taking a nap--"The Book of Idle Pleasures" is a charming celebration of simple pleasures for the sake of pleasure itself, making it a soothing antidote for our nonstop culture and an ideal restorative against the costly confusion of our daily more

Product details

  • Hardback | 203 pages
  • 136 x 200 x 24mm | 439.98g
  • Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0740785087
  • 9780740785085
  • 170,676

About Dan Kieran

Dan Kieran, deputy editor of the Idler, writes regularly for the "Observer," the "Sunday Times," and the "Guardian." He lives in South London with his wife, Rachel, and their son. The Idler team created the best-selling and widely imitated Crap Towns I and II. Online: Writer and editor Tom Hodgkinson cofounded the Idler in 1993. He is the author of two books based on this attitude to life: "How to Be Idle," published in 20 countries, and "How to Be Free," which takes an anarchic approach to the everyday barriers that come between us and our dreams. He lives in Devon, United Kingdom. The Idler team created the best-selling and widely imitated Crap Towns I and II. Online: more

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