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Review that never survived,
This review is from: How to be Idle (Hardcover)The following review was written for Jack magazine, but unfortunately that publication became defeunct before this recommendation for How To Be Idle could be printed.
Generally, if a book makes you want to fall asleep, it's not considered a good thing. While reading 'How To Be Idle' though, a light snooze seems a good idea simply because Hodgkinson, editor of 'The Idler' magazine, makes such a compelling case for the beneficial properties of ambling, rambling, chilling out and sitting off.
Ably assisted by such languid luminaries as GK Chesterton, Walt Whitman and Robert Louis Stevenson, amongst others, he also rails passionately against the unnatural, go-getting, lunch is for wimps attitude so prevalent in the industrialised world. Absolutely hilarious, yet also deadly serious, it may just make you want to live your life differently. You should buy it now. If you can be arsed.