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Idling Is For Everyone [Kindle Edition]

Idle Foundation
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Product Description

An idler believes that there's more to life than mortgages, hire purchase and shopping at Tesco – so they won't bust a gut to pay for it. You're unlikely to see an idler cooing over expensive penthouse flats in estate agents' windows, or filling their home with the latest gadgets. As a result, you're also less likely to see them putting in long days at work. They're probably spending time with friends and family, or in an art gallery, or on their allotment. In fact, idling is about spending time in the manner of your own choosing, and whether that's on the sports field or on a deckchair should be up to you.

'Idling Is For Everyone' will help you break free. It is made up partly of ideas, partly of analysis, and partly of the expression of creativity that you won't find at the office. There's more to life than a busy working life can provide. Read this book and enjoy your new-found freedom.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4724 KB
  • Print Length: 248 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006BUUZVC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #195,081 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Idle Foundation are a collection of writers who believe that there is more to life than the 9-5, mortgages, hire purchases and shopping at Tesco. Idling is about spending time in the manner of your choosing, and that's what the Idle Foundation supports. The writers of the Idle Foundation are only a small part of a much larger group, who congregate at idlefoundation.org to share ideas, offer support, and indulge in a lot of silly banter!

We hope you enjoy reading our book, and that it helps you to find an enjoyable and happy lifestyle.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By KC
Format:Kindle Edition
Any fans of The Idler (Tom Hogkinson) will be familiar with some of the ground covered in this fine first volume from members of the Idle Foundation. It would be wrong to assume therefore that one has little new to learn. This volume is funny in places and always entertaining though the humour when it comes cannot disguise the well articulated objections to the oppressive world of work as it is inflicted on so many people to the detriment of their health and wellbeing.

If you are uncomfortable with the idea of having the callous assumptions by which our society is regulated passionately dissected and found to be false constructs it is probably best to think carefully before reading it as it could well disturb your day. Though you might be just the person who needs to read it.

If on the other hand you are in some way dissatisfied and have discovered that the promises of a career, if your employment can be graced with that term, have been broken, buy with confidence. The contributors all have powerful thoughts about what has gone wrong in society generally and in some cases with their own lives. They go on to explain how they have sought to regain, not without difficulty, personal independence.

Great value and a cracking read I finished it in two sessions.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good read 14 Feb 2014
By JWT
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I can't say I agree with everything in this book but it's a good introduction to idling. I'd follow it with 'How to be idle' by Tom Hodgkinson.
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By Plum
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Idling is for everyone is a wonderful collection of writing, art and poetry that cocks a snoot at 'the man', whilst helping readers to look at different ways of living. Idling is not about laziness, but about finding ways to live your life to the fullest. A must read for anyone who feels trapped by modern society - there is another way!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good 26 April 2013
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It was difficult to put down this book and I had to keep reading bits out to friends. It certainly makes you think!
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