How to Be Idle
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... show more
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.
Publish date: April 24th 2007
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 286
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Self Help
, How To
How to be idle offered me a wide range of books for my to-read list. The book itself was a pleasant reading and made me think of Austin Kleon who is not and adept of the work-yourself-to-death idea.
This book made me think about life and how I'm living it (and for those who dislike it, at least read the last chapter, it has the most fuel for thought). Although I don't agree with him entirely I do think that we have become enslaved by the system and serve it rather than it serving us. Many of us...
bagian-bagian awal cukup seru, tapi mulai ke tengah makin terasa dipaksakan ... dan aku berhenti membacanya di tengah. jujur kecewa!
What I learned from this book:Sometimes it’s OK to idle in bed a few more minutes, and yes, there’s no use in running after the bus. There will be another one.***uneori e ok sa lenevesti in pat citeva minute. cartea asta m-a invatat sa nu fug dupa autobus. intotdeauna vine altul dupa citeva minute.