'A well-written romp through theory and critiques of work… Amid the hard-work rhetoric, this book feels liberating and a worthy provocation.'
'Rigorous arguments for the desirability of an end – or a radical reduction – to the amount of work we do, and searching analyses of how this might be achieved.’
LSE Review of Books
'The best primer and introduction to anti-work philosophy.'
The New Rambler
'Leads the reader to question if the growing disillusionment with work could blossom into a political alternative and create change on a societal level.’
‘This is the most engaging and comprehensive book I’ve ever read about how work dominates our lives. It is insightful and inspiring and should be read by everyone who goes to work every day, if they can find the time.’
Sharon Beder, author of Selling the Work Ethic
‘A humane reassessment of the ethics of work which will appeal to anyone who has wondered whether the job they are fighting so hard to get, or to hold on to, really is worth the struggle.’
Ralph Fevre, author of The Demoralization of Western Culture and Trouble at Work
'Frayne has accomplished something worthy of admiration. He has written the best primer and introduction to the anti-work philosophy; a fascinating ethnography of people who actively try to resist work.'
The New Rambler
'Where other writers elaborate the scourge of neoliberalism—surely an important and pressing topic—they are less clear about how we, as individuals and political movements, might begin to build alternatives. Addressing this lacuna, Frayne’s approach is a refreshing addition to the conversation.'