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Pleasures of Leisure, The

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  • Pleasures of Leisure, The 
    Title: Pleasures of Leisure, The
    Author: DESSAIX ROBERT
    Format: HARDCOVER
    Publication date: 01/05/2017
    Imprint: ALFRED A KNOPF
    Price: $30.00
    Publishing status: Active

    "In today's crazily busy world the importance of making time for leisure is more vital than ever. Yet so many of us lack a talent for it. We are working longer hours, consuming more than ever before; technology erodes the work-life balance further; increasingly, people feel that only work gives existence meaning. In a world where time is money, what is the value of walking without purpose, socialising without networking, nesting when we could be on our laptops? Robert Dessaix shows, in this thoughtful and witty book, how taking leisure seriously gives us back our freedom - to enjoy life, to revel in it, in fact; to deepen our sense of who we are as human beings. He explains how we can reclaim our right to 'rest well', and to loaf, groom, nest and play, as he looks at leisure from many angles- reading, walking, travelling, learning languages, taking siestas and simply doing nothing. The result is a terrifically lively and engaging conversation that reminds us that at leisure we are at our most intensely and pleasurably human."

    ISBN: 9780143780045
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