How to Be Idle (With added idleness, 2005)
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.