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A potentially interesting and fun subject turned into a tedious and somewhat dull exercise. The main problem is that the author can't write (he's a professor at a research... Read morePublished 5 months ago by RS1994
Starts off great. Wonderful premise, very funny, and informative. Then about 75 pages in, it turns into a coma-inducing slog only an academic could love. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Ingersoll1969
Whether you are a workaholic or a slacker, you will find out pretty much everything, probably even more than you might want to know about how work ethics and the ethics of idling... Read morePublished on June 4, 2008 by J. Yeh
Sorry, but I could only recommend this book to someone who wants nothing, but dry history. The author managed to take a really fun and interesting subject and turn it into a... Read morePublished on March 5, 2008 by Christopher Green
I don't know how Tom managed to take such a fun subject and just suck the life right out of it. The subject and people he covers are interesting despite his best efforts, but if... Read morePublished on August 8, 2007 by T. Ward
It was fun finding out that there are so many loafers, including so many famous and accomplished people. But there were too many for me. Read morePublished on December 9, 2006 by andris virsnieks
My father, of blessed memory, Reuben Kelly Freedman used to say ,"Be a worker, not a shirker". And all my life I have been driven by the idea that I must be working , doing... Read morePublished on September 4, 2006 by Shalom Freedman