LoveReading

Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…

Find out more

How to Be Bored

by Eva Hoffman, The School of Life

Part of the The School of Life Series

How to Be Bored Synopsis

Lethargic inactivity can be debilitating and depressing; but for those living in the modern world, the pendulum has swung far in the other direction. We live in a hectic, hyperactive, over-stimulated age. Excessive busyness and overfilled schedules are the norm, as are their effects on our mental and emotional lives. How might we address and counter such problems, for the sake of experiencing our lives more fully? In How to Be Bored, Eva Hoffman explores the importance we place on success, high level function, effectiveness and alertness in today's competitive society. In a world where it is almost impossible to be idle, she draws upon lessons from history, literature and psychotherapy to help us embrace boredom and find meaning in doing nothing - to appreciate real reflection and enjoy the richness of our inner and external lives.

How to Be Bored Press Reviews

The School of Life is dedicated to making our lives clearer, less puzzling and more enjoyable - by studying the big themes of life with the help of culture. This new series of self-help books continues to reinvent the genre, making it into something more serious, profound and genuinely helpful. * Alain de Botton *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781447293255
Publication date: 23rd February 2016
Author: Eva Hoffman, The School of Life
Publisher: Macmillan an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 160 pages
Categories: Self-help & personal development, Coping with personal problems,

About Eva Hoffman, The School of Life

Eva Hoffman is a Polish-American writer and academic. Her books include Lost in Translation and Shtetl.

More About Eva Hoffman, The School of Life

Share this book