I just learnt that my main man Tom Hodgkinson is out with a new book that contains the enticing subtitle, “A month-by-month guide to husbandry, or the fine art of looking after yourself. ” And yes, it’s on the way from the UK. Tom is one of my favorite authors because he champions a philosophical, merry life, well-lived. And he champions naps, beer-drinking, and playing the ukulele, all of which I’m moderately good at. I also wrote about a few of these pursuits here. His books, How To Be Idle, How To Be Free, and The Idle Parent are all mainstays of my book collection, although I don’t know where any of them are because I’ve lent them all out.