Here is an e-mail that I recently received about The World's Second Best Retirement Book from someone in New Zealand:
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From: "Dave & Reena Tattersfield"
Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2006 9:23 PM
I wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know how much I enjoyed reading The Joy of Not Working .
Your voice is a refreshing change from the 'work harder and buy more and more stuff' voice that seems to purvade western.society.
A simpler approach and enjoying life is far more attractive to me.
- If the soul has food for study and learning, nothing is more delightful than an old age of leisure.
— Cicero (Roman Statesman 106-43 B.C.)
I would not exchange my leisure hours for all the wealth in the world.
— Comte de Mirabeau (French Statesman 1749- 1791)
Leisure is the time for doing something useful. This leisure the diligent person will obtain, the lazy one never.
— Benjamin Franklin (American Statesman 1706- 1790)