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The Play Ethic: A Manifesto For a Different Way of Living Paperback – Unabridged, 3 Sep 2004

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  • Paperback: 458 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan; Main Market edition (3 Sept. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0333907361
  • ISBN-13: 978-0333907368
  • Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 3.2 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 987,614 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'A brave attempt to inject a little playfulness... into the dull grind of the working stiff.' -- Iain Finlayson, The Times

'Fizzes with intellectual curiosity. Kane writes engagingly and with a humility difficult fo find among idea-entrepreneurs.' -- James Harkin, Independent

The Play Ethic ought to be the most influential book by a Scot since R.D.Laing's The Divided Self. -- Christopher Harvie, author of No Gods and Precious Few Heroes, and Professor of British Studies at the University of Tubingen.

Pat Kane has rescued play from the margins of our life and hauled it to the center, where it belongs. -- Daniel H. Pink, author of Free Agent Nation and A Whole New Mind (forthcoming), ex-speechwriter to Al Gore

Pat Kane should convince even skeptical work addicts of the interdependence of play, purpose, and profit. -- Douglas Rushkoff, author of Coercion and Children of Chaos, and Professor of Virtual Culture at New York University

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A zeitgeist defining book that will challenge all that you know about work, rest and play.

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