The book of idle pleasures
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Published by Andrews McMeel Pub. in Kansas City .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Recreation,
  • Leisure

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementedited by Tom Hodgkinson & Dan Kieran ; illustrasted by Ged Wells
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 203 p.
Number of Pages203
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27124570M
ISBN 100740785087
ISBN 109780740785085
LC Control Number2009940829
OCLC/WorldCa449846787

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  In The Book of Idle Pleasures, the United Kingdom's expert Idlers Tom Hodgkinson and Dan Kieran stand up for the simple pleasures in life by lying down for a nap.. With its tongue firmly in its cheek, The Book of Idle Pleasures renounces our world of ever-growing consumer overload in favor of the timelessly true adage that the best things in life really are free/5(28).   The Book of Idle Pleasures is a restorative gift book for the stressed out, tired and 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 /5(30). 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. 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 Brand: Ebury Publishing.

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  The Book of Idle Pleasures is a restorative gift book for the stressed out, tired and 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 Reviews: 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 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. In The Book of Idle Pleasures, the United Kingdom’s expert Idlers Tom Hodgkinson and Dan Kieran stand up for the simple pleasures in life by lying down for a nap.. With its tongue firmly in its cheek, The Book of Idle Pleasures renounces our world of ever-growing consumer overload in favor of the timelessly true adage that the best things in life really are free.   Book Tipp: “The Book of Idle Pleasures” by Dan Kieran & Tom Hodgkinson “At its best, the book has a delightful tone of foppish grandeur, achieving without much fuss a kind of phenomenological intensity in entries such as “Walking Back Home Drunk” or “Poking the Fire”. Remember, too, that most things are improved with “a [ ].