Three for Three

Issue Three — The Practicalities Issue — was our breakthrough issue and is always our most popular item at book fairs.

To celebrate its approximate anniversary, we’ve made the PDF available for a paltry £3. That’s the same price as… well, something very cheap indeed.


Never read New Escapologist? Never tried our digital editions? Here’s a cost-effective opportunity.

Issue Three features a conversation with Tom Hodgkinson who you’ll all know as the editor of the Idler and headmaster of the Idler Academy. It’s also full of fine practical tips on how to get started on (and to maintain) your life of freewheeling laziness.

Spread over 90 beautifully-typeset pages, the contents include:

– Robert Wringham’s classic article “Plot Your Escape”;
– David Gross on tax resistance;
– Mark Wentworth on easy minimalism;
– Mark Wentworth on how to travel;
– Wringham on being a pedestrian;
– Fan-favourite Jon Ransom on how to skip work with aplomb;
– Neil Scott on David Foster Wallace;
– Escaping dependencies;
Brian Dean on escaping anxiety culture;
– Reggie C. King on the music of Moondog;
– Projects, Trifles, and Follies;
– Tom Mellors on Bartleby the Scrivener;
– Fabian Kruse on how to disappear;
Leo Babauta on shopping;
Dickon Edwards and Reggie C. King on pseudonyms;
– Fabian Kruse on money without the work;
– Wringham on Autonomy.

Enjoy it all for just £3 today. But hurry! The offer will end at some arbitrary near-future date!

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Robert Wringham is the editor of New Escapologist. He also writes books and articles. Read more at

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