From the publisher: "The Idler was launched by Tom Hodgkinson back in 1993 with the intention of providing a dose of fun, freedom and fulfilment in a busy world. We're now a bi-monthly journal, and in every issue you'll find an enthralling mix of interviews, essays on the good life, history, philosophy, arts coverage, beautiful photography and orignal illustration. You'll find much to laugh at and much useful stuff as well, from Modern Toss to recipes for making bacon and guides to beekeeping. If you've ever felt that there's more to life than boring jobs, then why not join us? The Idler is a cheering read that makes you feel better about life."
Inside issue 79!
Jessie Cave, chill out rooms and tortoises: Actor, novelist and artist, Jessie Cave talks life, death and coffee shops, Andrew Quayle discusses the secret joy of keeping tortoises, and they wax lyrical about the future of the 'chill out room.'
Elsewhere, there's the joy of the swiss army knife, the Idler philosophy of Don Quixote, British wildlife holidays and Stewart Lee on 'sweary eighties anarcho punk!'