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From: Tom S.
To: vip-books (at) telus.net
Subject: Re: The Joy of Not Working
I just picked up your book The Joy of Not Working this weekend. The
title sort of grabbed me. I have been out of work since April and
(so far) have found very little joy in it. Then I came to page 50
and fig 4.2 with the two boxes of before and after for a workaholic.
It was me. My marriage had been bad for years and finally ended
earlier this year. In effect I had already crossed off one item in
my box a long time ago. Then my employer decided to help me cross
off the other one. No wonder I felt lost, desperate, alone, and with
no idea where to turn. The only two things that mattered to me were
gone. From that I went through one compulsion after another. First
women (the serial dater), exercise, you name it. None made me happy.
Now I realize it’s not about finding a passion, it’s about finding
all of them. I am going to get to work right now filling up my box.
Thanks for steering me in the right direction. I’ll take it from
There are many more reasons to read The Joy of Not Working: A Book for the Retired, Unemployed, and Overworked. For the record, this international bestselling book has now sold over 225,000 copies and has been published in 17 languages - soon 18 (Bulgarian this time).