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  • The Idle Parentby Tom Hodgkinson

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 15.95

    This wise and funny book presents a revolutionary yet highly practical approach to childcare: leave them alone. " The Idle Parent came as a huge relief to the whole family. Suddenly, it was okay to leave the kids to sort it out among themselves. Suddenly, it was okay to be responsibly lazy. This is the most counterintuitive but most helpful... more...

  • How To Be Freeby Tom Hodgkinson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; Not Available

    How to be Free is Tom Hodgkinson's manifesto for a liberated life. Modern life is absurd. How can we be free? If you've ever wondered why you bother to go to work, or why so much consumer culture is crap, then this book is for you. Looking to history, literature and philosophy for inspiration, Tom Hodgkinson provides a joyful blueprint... more...

  • The Idle Parentby Tom Hodgkinson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available

    The Idle Parent is Tom Hodgkinson's radical parenting remedy against stifled, mollycoddled children. Modern life is wrecking childhood. Why can't we just leave our kids alone? If you've ever wondered why so many of today's children are unhappy, spoilt, stressed and selfish, then the answers and the remedy are to be found in The Idle... more...

  • How To Be Idleby Tom Hodgkinson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; Not Available

    How to be Idle is Tom Hodgkinson's entertaining guide to reclaiming your right to be idle. As Oscar Wilde said, doing nothing is hard work. The Protestant work ethic has most of us in its thrall, and the idlers of this world have the odds stacked against them. But here, at last, is a book that can help. From Tom Hodgkinson, editor of... more...

  • Brave Old Worldby Tom Hodgkinson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    Brave Old World is Tom Hodgkinson's year-round guide to the ancient art of husbandry. In this indispensable addition to his much-loved guides for the free-spirited, Tom Hodgkinson takes us on a modern tour of the ancient arts of everyday living: philosophy, husbandry and merriment. Drawing on the wisdom of an eclectic range of... more...

  • The Freedom Manifestoby Tom Hodgkinson

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 11.99

    The author of How to Be Idle , Tom Hodgkinson, now shares his delightfully irreverent musings on what true independence means and what it takes to be free. The Freedom Manifesto draws on French existentialists, British punks, beat poets, hippies and yippies, medieval thinkers, and anarchists to provide a new, simple, joyful blueprint for modern... more...

  • How to Be Idleby Tom Hodgkinson

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 11.99

    From the founding editor of The Idler , the celebrated magazine about the freedom and fine art of doing nothing, comes not simply a book, but an antidote to our work-obsessed culture. In How to Be Idle , Tom Hodgkinson presents his learned yet whimsical argument for a new universal standard of living: being happy doing nothing. He covers a whole... more...

  • The Book of Idle Pleasuresby Tom Hodgkinson; Dan Kieran

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 17.71

    The Book of Idle Pleasures is a restorative gift book for the stressed out, tired and hassled. An antidote to our non-stop culture, it is a welcome compendium of timeless delights. The book lists and reflects on 75 simple pastimes and proves that the best things in life really are free: lighting fires, skimming stones, catching falling... more...

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