New York Times bestselling author Bradley Trevor Greive breathes new life into Bertrand Russell’s classic work, In Praise of Idleness, with a magical package that includes BTG’s new introduction, biographical afterword, historical notes, additional quotations and comic illustrations. This is the perfect gift for the fearless literary connoisseur who values creativity, big ideas and revolutionary spirit.
Considered “the Voltaire of his time”, Bertrand Russell was a fearless iconoclast who stood unbowed before political and religious leaders; his disdain for conventional thinking and accepted beliefs set him apart from his academic peers and at odds with the authorities throughout his long and storied life.
Russell’s penetrating insights and exquisite turns of phrase feel as fresh and relevant today as when they were first written. Arguing that we can achieve far more by doing far less, and that traditional wealth accumulation is a form of cultural and moral poverty, Russell demands greater depth from our age of abundant creativity and heralds the next wave of enlightened entrepreneurs.
Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, OM, FRS was a Welsh philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic and political activist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950.
New York Times bestselling author Bradley Trevor Greive (BTG) became a household name after writing The Blue Day Book. He has since gone on to become one of the world’s most successful humour authors, and his books have sold more than 25 million copies in 29 languages and 115 countries. Born in Tasmania, BTG spent most of his childhood living in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Singapore before returning to Australia. After graduating from The Royal Military College, BTG served as a Paratrooper Platoon Commander in the Australian Army before starting his publishing career as a cartoonist with the Sydney Morning Herald. An internationally respected wildlife expert and accident-prone adventure sportsman, BTG was awarded the Order of Australia in 2014 for his services to literature and wildlife conservation. BTG is married and currently divides his time between Australia and the USA in order to placate his American in-laws.