How to Be Idle

How to Be Idle

A Loafer's Manifesto

eBook - 2007
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Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2007.
ISBN: 9780062313416
006231341X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (286 p.) : ill.

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brianisay
Jul 27, 2014

Great book - fun and more practical than you think.

Also recommended -International Institute of Not Doing Much at slowdownnow.org.

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modestgoddess
Jul 11, 2013

Ahhhh....My husband must have wondered why I was reading this book - he probably thinks I wrote it. I wish I had! But I certainly agree with much of what Hodgkinson says. If only the whole world would read this book - and then take it to heart - and sloooow down, relax, take it easy, chill. Enjoy the moments, have a nice drink, eat some good slow food, go for a ramble, hang at the pub with friends, have a really good conversation, have a nap or a good lie-in in the morning: people who never do these things have forgotten how to live. I'm beginning to agree with Hodgkinson: the 18th century really does seem to have been the most enlightened one. Found this book a little slow in places, but I idled my way through those and just thoroughly enjoyed the rest. Pass the Cinzano - on the rocks with a twist, please - I'm settling in with the next good read. Housework? What's that? Nothing urgent, I'm sure....

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Luddite
Apr 01, 2010

I read this a few years back and loved it. Lots of fun.

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Baker
Sep 23, 2009

This is a great read--both fun and serious. But the author assumes a male readership, which I found off-putting and frustrating at times, since plenty of women are more than interested in idling ...

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