The Benefits Of Being Lazy

02/07/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011
  • Tom Hodgkinson GOOD Magazine

Tom Hodgkinson's books sometimes end up in bookstores' self-help sections. That would make How to Be Idle and The Freedom Manifesto the only books to advocate dropping out of consumer society, ditching urban life, anarchy, bread baking, beer drinking, and generally living like it's the Middle Ages. As co-founder and editor of The Idler magazine, Hodgkinson champions laziness, hedonism, thrift and a freewheeling DIY approach to life. Let him tell it, and it's the key to a more ecologically sound (and ale-drenched) future.

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