How to Be Idle : A Loafer's Manifesto

How to Be Idle : A Loafer's Manifesto

Book Title: How to Be Idle : A Loafer's Manifesto

Author: Tom Hodgkinson

Format: Paperback | 286 pages

Publication Date: 01 May 2007

ISBN-13: 9780060779696

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.