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How to be Idle By Tom Hodgkinson

How to be Idle
by Tom Hodgkinson

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As Oscar Wilde said, doing nothing is hard work. The Protestant work ethic has most of us in its thrall, and the idlers of this world have the odds stacked against them. This book presents us with a laid-back argument for a contract between routine and chaos, an argument for experiencing life to the full and living in the moment.
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How to be Idle Summary


How to be Idle by Tom Hodgkinson

How to be Idle is Tom Hodgkinson's brilliant guide to reclaiming your right to be idle

'Well written, funny and with a scholarly knowledge of the literature of laziness, it is both a book to be enjoyed at leisure and to change lives' Sunday Times

As Oscar Wilde said, doing nothing is hard work. A burn-out work ethic has most of us in its thrall, and the idlers of this world have the odds stacked against them. But here, at last, is a book that can help. Hodgkinson presents us with a laid-back argument for a new contract between routine and chaos, an argument for experiencing life to the full and living in the moment.

Ranging across a host of issues that affect the modern idler:
-Sleep
-Work
-Pleasure and hedonism
-Relationships
-Bohemian living
-Revolution

Drawing on the writings of such well-known apologists for idleness as Oscar Wilde, Robert Louis Stevenson and Nietzsche, his message is clear: take control of your life and reclaim your right to be idle.

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How to be Idle Reviews


"A true literary gem... irresistable" -- USA Today
In these stress-filled times . . . we should all give ourselves the gift of reading this debut. --Library Journal
A true literary gem... irresistable --USA Today
"In these stress-filled times . . . we should all give ourselves the gift of reading this debut."--Library Journal
"A true literary gem... irresistable"--USA Today

About Tom Hodgkinson


Tom Hodgkinson was born in 1968. Since founding the Idler in 1993, he has been a frequent contributor to many newspapers and magazines and appears regularly on TV and radio to discuss 'idler' issues. This is his first book.

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GOR010596260
How to be Idle by Tom Hodgkinson
Tom Hodgkinson
Used - Like New
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2005-06-30
368
0141015063
9780141015064
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.