How to be Idle Paperback – 30 Jun 2005
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About the Author
Tom Hodgkinson was born in 1968. Since founding the Idler in 1993, he has been a frequent contributor to many newspapers and magazines and appears regularly on TV and radio to discuss 'idler' issues. This is his first book.
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Although I would take isue with riot as an idlers pastime and echo other criticisms about smoking, what caught me was the exposure of the myth of those, such as Edison who claimed to do with very little sleep.
Enjoy the 24 fine chapters in this, have a doze and live.
There are a couple of criticisms I would make. Hodgkinsdon seems very keen on smoking and anarchy. Being an ex-smoker I cam emphasize with everything Hodgkinson says. However, being such an addictive substance I can't help thinking that it puts you in thrall to some rather dodgy big business. And, surely anarchy is another name for exploitation of the workers by big business. It is always the CBI who complains about restrictive 'red-tape' or in other words being stopped from killing their workers or making them work 100 hour weeks.
Hodgkinson sensibly and correctly criticises the soul-destroying evangelical brand of Christianity that promotes a Protestant work ethic while pointing out that such as the Song of Songs in the Bible is all about an idle sort of eroticism.Read more ›
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Refreshing alternative to the grasping, acquisitive culture that is all too prevalent in British society today.Published 3 months ago by MR
It was a waste of precious idling time reading more than a few lines of this book.Published 5 months ago by chrisatisis
I was an " idler " and didn't even know it ! .... thankyou Tom , but articulating and validating my lifelong ambition to potter through life , to " take it easy "... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Roger Thompson
The only thing that detracts from the sage advice in this book is that Tom Hodgkinson appears to live anything but an idle life!Published 14 months ago by The Doctor
Tom Hodgkinson is a brilliant writer with ideas for living an alternative life from the one prescribed for us by those in power. Read it and live life the way YOU want to.Published 15 months ago by Acheson
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