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The Art of Rest: How to Find Respite in the Modern Age

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Hardcover, 304 pages
Published November 21st 2019 by Canongate Books
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Alja
Nov 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book reads like a delightful – and, dare I say, restful – conversation about rest. Each chapter is filled with interesting research, and I particularly enjoyed the fact that the author doesn't settle for quick answers and digs around for different perspectives on why we might find each of the ten presented activities restful. I only wish the same rigor was applied when presenting The Rest Test – the large-scale survey that was used to select people's favorite ways of resting. That said, even ...more
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Nov 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Gooodread. Great explanations and interpretations of research, and always a fan of referenced books! Only criticism; slightly repetitive
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