As Dorothy Parker once sagely noted, curiosity is the cure for boredom, but there is no cure for curiosity. It is endless and free, unlike television, wine, or the water in our taps. It is more pleasurable and reliable than sex. It's what makes us human. Spend time with the curious minds of Stephen Fry, Philip Pullman, science writer Steve Jones, and more. Guest editors for this issue of Idler are John Lloyd, founder of QI and the producer of Blackadder and Spitting Image, and John Mitchinson, coauthor with Lloyd of The Book General of Ignorance. They have filled every inch with absurd and curious facts and ideas.
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Tom Hodgkinson has written for many magazines and newspapers. His other books include The Freedom Manifesto and How To Be Idle. Dan Kieran is deputy editor of the Idler and editor of Crap Holidays, Crap Jobs, and The Idler Book of Crap Towns. He has written for The Guardian, The Observer, The Sunday Times, and The Times.Review:
Britain's coolest magazine', Alex James, Blur .'Uniquely engaging... devoted to idleness in all its forms... surprisingly energetic in its sagacious coverage of trends and trendiness... Packed with ideas', Time Out .'The thinking person's Loaded', Select .'Full of good things... genuinely radical, irreverent and iconoclastic', the Rt Hon Alan Clark, .'I'd read it even if I didn't write for it', Louis Theroux,
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Book Description Ebury Press, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110091923018