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The Book of Idle Pleasures By Dan Kieran

The Book of Idle Pleasures by Dan Kieran

Condition - Very Good
$16.99
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Summary

The Book of Idle Pleasures is a restorative gift book for the stressed out, tired and hassled.

The Book of Idle Pleasures Summary

The Book of Idle Pleasures by Dan Kieran

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.

The Book of Idle Pleasures Reviews

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 cup of smouldering tea", on which note I must leave you, as the kettle has just boiled * Guardian *

About Dan Kieran

Tom Hodgkinson (Author)
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.

Dan Kieran (Author)
Dan is co-founder and CEO of Unbound. Before that he was a Sunday Times bestselling author, publishing twelve books including Crap Towns, The Idle Traveller and Three Men in A Float. He was Deputy Editor of The Idler for many years and still writes occasionally for the Guardian, The Times, the Telegraph and Die Zeit. He has given talks and workshops on raising money, entrepreneurship and how to have ideas at the Do Lectures, Cambridge University and the European Parliament.

@dan_kieran

Additional information

GOR000939858
9780091923327
0091923328
The Book of Idle Pleasures by Dan Kieran
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Ebury Publishing
2008-05-01
224
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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