Tom Hodgkinson

The Book of Idle Pleasures
  • The Book of Idle Pleasures

  • 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 leaves, whittling, staring out of the window, dreaming, doodling or taking a nap. The Book of Idle Pleasures is a celebration of pleasure for its own sake in a world of consumer overload.

Tom Hodgkinson is the editor of The Idler, which he co-founded in 1993. He is also the author of the best-selling How To Be Idle. He lives in Devon with his girlfriend and three children.

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