Author(s): Tom Hodgkinson
As Oscar Wilde said, doing nothing is hard work. The idlers of this world have the odds stacked against them, but here, at last, is a book that can help. From Tom Hodgkinson, editor of The Idler, comes How To Be Idle, an antidote to the work-obsessed culture which puts so many obstacles between ourselves and our dreams. Ranging across a host of issues that may affect the modern idler ? sleep, the world of work, pleasure and hedonism, relationships, bohemian living, revolution ? Hodgkinson draws on the writings of such well-known apologists for idleness as Dr Johnson, Oscar Wilde, Robert Louis Stevenson and Nietzsche. His message is clear: take control of your life and reclaim your right to be idle. First published 2004. This revised edition 2005.