Rarely is a wake-up call simultaneously a joy, and yet Tom Hodgkinson’s The Freedom Manifesto manages to achieve this combination through wit, philosophy, history, and brutal honesty. The Manifesto is for all those who want more time and less work; more nature and less plastic; more quality and less quantity; more pleasure and less guilt.
This is an ambitious book. It covers a lot of ground, and its tone is tirelessly emphatic. Hodgkinson implores us to quit our jobs, quit paying mortgages, quit buying food from supermarkets, and even quit bothering our children! Of course, for some, these propositions may seem far too idealistic. However, Hodgkinson traces the development of industrialization, the flight from community to individuality, and the rise of corporations with such insight and candor that we can see the warped progression of modernity and the absurdity of urban life. You may not quit your job after reading this book, but you will at least have contemplated it.
The Manifesto is witty and engrossing, and very well researched. If you want to radically change your life, or even if you want to fantasize about radically changing your life, check out this critically acclaimed Manifesto today.