Book: The Idler's Glossary

The genuine idler is not a dawdling layabout but rather a philosopher king, savoring the pleasure of his own thoughts and planning to act on them in, oh, about five minutes. In this glossary of idler-specific terms, longtime Boston journalist Glenn and his coauthor not only defend the practice but show what idlers are truly capable of. The result is an erudite, witty, and urbane tome that demonstrates—through its exploration of such topics as Augustine and Jesus and the etymology of the word “fart”—that idling is actually really hard work.