An Idler's Manual

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From the editor of the Idler magazine and author of the much-loved books How to Be Idle and How to Be Free comes a handbook for happines.

Dr Johnson wrote that “every man is, or hopes to be, an idler”. Being idle brings untold benefits both to individuals and to the planet. But how do you do it? Doing nothing is actually quite tricky, because the world is always telling you to be busy.

Tom Hodgkinson brings you 24 easy ways to do nothing, from keeping a diary to sitting on a bench. These idling tricks can be done here and now, by nearly anyone, and for little or no cost.

Follow these simple steps and you’ll find that anxiety will evaporate, your life will become more enjoyable, and you’ll start to live well, just as Epicurus intended.

Fine illustrations by Alice Smith.

"An Idler’s Manual is the wittily distilled, richly presented, wisdom of years. Tom’s thoughts on, and experiments in, idling will make you laugh and could transform our lives," Mark Vernon

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Oldie Publications Ltd
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