The Book of Idle Pleasures

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Andrews McMeel Publishing, Sep 14, 2010 - Self-Help - 224 pages
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In The Book of Idle Pleasures, the United Kingdom's expert Idlers Tom Hodgkinson and Dan Kieran stand up for the simple pleasures in life . . . by lying down for a nap.

With its tongue firmly in its cheek, The Book of Idle Pleasures renounces our world of ever-growing consumer overload in favor of the timelessly true adage that the best things in life really are free.

Clever and sometimes all too true in its reflections on 100 simple pastimes--among them slouching, skipping stones, staring out the window, doodling, and, natch, taking a nap--The Book of Idle Pleasures is a charming celebration of simple pleasures for the sake of pleasure itself, making it a soothing antidote for our nonstop culture and an ideal restorative against the costly confusion of our daily existence.


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User Review  - Fliss88 - LibraryThing

I borrowed this book from my local library, then left it on the coffee table without looking at it for nearly 2 weeks, perhaps an Idle Pleasure in itself! When I did pick it up to have a look, I read ... Read full review

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User Review  - subbobmail - LibraryThing

Here we have a collection of little prose pieces from The Idler, all in praise of (you guessed it) idleness. The reader is encouraged to lie in bed, lie on the grass, soak in the tub, stroll, sing ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Dan Kieran, deputy editor of the Idler, writes regularly for the Observer, the Sunday Times, and the Guardian. He lives in South London with his wife, Rachel, and their son.

The Idler team created the best-selling and widely imitated Crap Towns I and II.Online:

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