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Author Dessaix, Robert, 1944- author

Title The pleasures of leisure / Robert Dessaix
Published North Sydney, NSW : Penguin Random House Australia, 2017
North Sydney, NSW Penguin Random House Australia, 2017


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Description 218 pages ; 22 cm
Summary In today's crazily busy world the importance of making time for leisure is more vital than ever. 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 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
Analysis Australian
Notes "A Knopf book"--Title page verso
Subject Leisure -- History.
Recreation -- History.
Work-life balance.
Leisure -- 21st century -- Anecdotes.
Recreation -- 21st century -- Anecdotes.
Work-life balance -- Anecdotes.
Genre/Form Anecdotes.
Reading nook.
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