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Drawing upon in-depth case studies of vacation habits and the observations of philosophers, writers, and sociologists such as Aristotle, Mark Twain and Thorstein Veblen, Al Gini argues why vacations are so venerated and why 'doing nothing' is a fundamental human necessity. From shopping sprees and extreme sports to the ultimate vacation - retirement - The Importance of Bein Drawing upon in-depth case studies of vacation habits and the observations of philosophers, writers, and sociologists such as Aristotle, Mark Twain and Thorstein Veblen, Al Gini argues why vacations are so venerated and why 'doing nothing' is a fundamental human necessity. From shopping sprees and extreme sports to the ultimate vacation - retirement - The Importance of Being lazy demonstrates that without true leisure, we are diminished as individuals and as a society.


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Drawing upon in-depth case studies of vacation habits and the observations of philosophers, writers, and sociologists such as Aristotle, Mark Twain and Thorstein Veblen, Al Gini argues why vacations are so venerated and why 'doing nothing' is a fundamental human necessity. From shopping sprees and extreme sports to the ultimate vacation - retirement - The Importance of Bein Drawing upon in-depth case studies of vacation habits and the observations of philosophers, writers, and sociologists such as Aristotle, Mark Twain and Thorstein Veblen, Al Gini argues why vacations are so venerated and why 'doing nothing' is a fundamental human necessity. From shopping sprees and extreme sports to the ultimate vacation - retirement - The Importance of Being lazy demonstrates that without true leisure, we are diminished as individuals and as a society.

30 review for The Importance of Being Lazy: In Praise of Play, Leisure, and Vacation

  1. 4 out of 5

    Kamyab Gh

    در مرحله اول که اصلا به جامعه جهانی اشاره‌ای نمیکنه و این که آماری که میده همه تا سال۲۰۰۰ که تقریبا برای دو دهه پیش اما یکی دوتا از فصل‌هاش خوب بود و درکل بگم که یه جوری تاریخ کتاب گذشته و اطلاعاتش به دردتون نمیخوره

  2. 5 out of 5

    Mohsen Domanlou

    کتاب زیادی آمریکاییه و اصلا درباره جامعه آمریکاست. خیلی بیشتر از اینکه در مورد فلسفه کار و تفریح باشه، بیان وضع موجود، واقعیتها و آمار کار و استراحت مردم آمریکا است. با این وجود دو فصل انتهای کتاب (بازنشستگی و سخن آخر) قابل تأمله و ارزش خوندن داره.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Yegane

    کتاب بدی نیست اما میتونست کوتاه تر باشه، یه بخشایی رو چندبار تکرار کرده بود و پر بود از آمار و ارقام که تا یه حدی خوبن و به فهم بیشتر کمک میکنن اما اینما حس میکنم زیادی بود، از طرفی خیلی آمریکایی بود و به جامعه جهانی نگاهی نداشت.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Hosein Eghbal

    کتابی زرد ... رنگ جلدشم زرد ... تکرار مکرارات می کند من این جنس کتب را زرد می دانم

  5. 4 out of 5

    Mike Bularz

    This short book essentially sums itself up in the first few chapters: Americans are overworked, people don't get enough rest, people don't make time for family, or introspection. people try to cram leisure into cheap prepackaged vacations, people are workaholics, etc. The book then trails off into chapters of the same formula: talk about the chapter subject a little, and spend the rest of the time pointing out how we're overworked. A lot of the writing is basically: mention a book that proves his This short book essentially sums itself up in the first few chapters: Americans are overworked, people don't get enough rest, people don't make time for family, or introspection. people try to cram leisure into cheap prepackaged vacations, people are workaholics, etc. The book then trails off into chapters of the same formula: talk about the chapter subject a little, and spend the rest of the time pointing out how we're overworked. A lot of the writing is basically: mention a book that proves his point a bit, write a two paragraph review of that book, and throw in some demographics/ stats that are debate-able proof of the point being made. Although it has a few decent points, they all rely on pretty staple and popular books, some I've come across already, and some of his mini summaries border on plaguerism. The writing is BORING, and becomes a headspin of you/they/him/her sleepy simple-words. He peppers in a bit of his life into the book, which is pretty humorous (laughing at, not with) at times, and frustrating when he writes things directly addressing his mother, and the cheesiest ending ever leaves you a little nauseous. The Sports and Retirement chapters are O.k., although the latter trails off a bit too. I did get a kick out of finding this book randomly at the library, and coming across a mention of an officer in my small town, although it's not that extreme of a coincidence, seeing as the writer is from the area.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Indah Threez Lestari

    129th - 2011 Setujuuuu!!! Pengen banget liburan panjaaaang buat ngabisin ratusan buku fisik yang masih nongkrong di to-read-list (dan yang belum diaplot), ribuan koleksi ebook yang ngabisin memori laptop, dan aktivitas doing-nothing lainnya... Tapi kelihatannya nggak bakal deh atasan ngasih ijin gw ngambil jatah cuti besar 90 hari dengan alasan just wanna be lazy... ^.^ Untung masih ada weekend.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Diane

    After seeing the author speak, and finding him hilariously funny, I decided to embark on some of his books. However, the writing in this book was dry-very much like reading a book of statistics. Lots of references but little meat and poorly flavored. I was disappointed-I really wanted to like this.

  8. 4 out of 5

    KristaCorinne

    Didn't finish it...no time to sit down. haha Didn't finish it...no time to sit down. haha

  9. 5 out of 5

    Tori

    WE DO NOT REALLY TAKE VACATIONS!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Lori Grant

    A should-read book on happiness in self development for knowledge workers, managers, executives, and entrepreneurs.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca Ly

  12. 4 out of 5

    Niloofar

  13. 4 out of 5

    Amin Farz

  14. 4 out of 5

    Arsalan Amirahmadi

  15. 5 out of 5

    Nasimaa

  16. 4 out of 5

    Hanna

  17. 5 out of 5

    Natalie

  18. 4 out of 5

    Zahra

  19. 4 out of 5

    Renee

  20. 5 out of 5

    Lisa

  21. 4 out of 5

    Mohadeseh Eskandari

  22. 5 out of 5

    Carolynn Haug

  23. 5 out of 5

    Alana

  24. 5 out of 5

    Anne Haack

  25. 4 out of 5

    Mohammad Farhady

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jerry

  27. 4 out of 5

    Andrea

  28. 5 out of 5

    Minabanoo

  29. 4 out of 5

    Renee Maciejewski

  30. 5 out of 5

    Lily Tsui

    I got annoyed at the overuse of exclamation marks. So I quit reading it.

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