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How to be idle : a loafer's manifesto

Tom Hodgkinson (Author)
"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" -- From Amazon
Print Book, English, 2007
First Harper Perennial edition View all formats and editions
Harper Perennial, New York, 2007
286 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
9780060779696, 0060779691
Originally published: London : Hamish Hamilton, 2004