The Idler 59

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The Idler 59

Idler 59, March/April 2018

King of comedy: Graham Linehan on The It Crowd, why Silicon Valley is evil and weed as creative tool
Inaction men: doing very little with India’s yogis
Will Self analysis: a tale of literary ambition
Carry on glamping: a treehouse getaway

Plus how to buy a good cheap car, Carlo Rovelli, a house in the woods, wet weather wear.

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Inspired by the great Dr Johnson, who was both very brilliant and very lazy, I launched the Idler magazine back in 1993. I wanted to celebrate the art of doing nothing and to remind people of the importance of contemplation, creativity and loa ng about. Too many of us toil for no purpose.


Both inspiring and useful, the Idler is a magazine for the free spirits of the world. It appears six times a year and offers a bumper 156–180 pages of articles and interviews. You’ll nd much to laugh at and much to help you in the search for the good life.


Regulars include our books roundup, “Idle Home” feature, Modern Toss cartoons, Tim Richardson’s art âneur column, pieces on idle travel, beer, beekeeping and astronomy, and “How I Live”, inspiring stories from people who have quit the nine to ve to pursue what they really want to do. Contributors include Michael Palin, Sally Phillips, Tim Lott, Mark Vernon, Virginia Ironside, Rowley Leigh and Murray Lachlan Young.              


The Idler is a cheering read and is beautifully art directed by illustrator Alice Smith. So study the art of good living, and join the growing and merry club of Idler readers.                                               


Tom Hodgkinson, Editor