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Joy of Not Working: A Book for the Retired, Unemployed and Overworked - 21st Century Edition
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International best-selling author and innovator Ernie Zelinski could change your view of the world forever. He has already taught more than 250,000 people what The Joy of Not Working is about: learning to live every part of your life - employment, unemployment, retirement,  and leisure alike - to the fullest. In this completely revised and expanded edition, you too can join the thousands of converts and learn to thrive at both work and play. Illustrated by eye-opening exercises, thought-provoking diagrams, and lively cartoons and retirement quotations, The Joy of Not Working will guide you to: Be more productive at work by working less. Discover and pursue your life's passions. Gain the courage to leave your corporate job if it is draining life out of you. Pursue interesting leisure activities that make a difference in your physical, mental, and spiritual well-being...
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International best-selling author and innovator Ernie Zelinski could change your view of the world forever.

He has already taught more than 250,000 people what The Joy of Not Working is about: learning to live every part of your life - employment, unemployment, retirement,  and leisure alike - to the fullest.

In this completely revised and expanded edition, you too can join the thousands of converts and learn to thrive at both work and play.

Illustrated by eye-opening exercises, thought-provoking diagrams, and lively cartoons and retirement quotationsThe Joy of Not Working will guide you to:

  • Be more productive at work by working less.
  • Discover and pursue your life's passions.
  • Gain the courage to leave your corporate job if it is draining life out of you.
  • Pursue interesting leisure activities that make a difference in your physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.
  • Vanquish any guilt you may have about not working long and hard hours.
  • Be financially independent with less money.

Plus, new to this edition are thirty inspiring letters from readers detailing how the book helped them improve the variety, tone, and quality of their lives.

The Joy of Not Working is a provacative, entertaining, down-to-earth, and tremendously inspiring book that will help you get more joy and satisfaction out of everything you do.

The Joy of Not Working has sold over 250,000 copies and has been published in 17 languages in 21 different countries. [It's sister book about retirement  has sold over 125,000 copies]

Book Review

Like The Bible, The Joy of Not Working tells you everything you need to know to resolve your Life crisis, but doesn’t exclude humor in its presentation. Check Chapter 7, “Lighting the Fire Rather than Being Warmed by it”, pages 118-120, for a list of 200 activities for your consideration.”

— Helga Roberts writing on AuthorsDen.com 

Top 10 Reasons to Buy The Joy of Not Working

  • You are more independent and more creative than most people.
  • You were born a lover of life and not a workaholic.
  • You don't want the cheese; you just want to get out of the trap.
  • You like books that are reader friendly with lots of cartoons, quotations, and exercises.
  • You like books that make you smile and challenge traditional ways of living and thinking.
  • You agree with the words of Bertrand Russell: "To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the best product of civilization."
  • You are receptive to the concept that we can achieve more if we relax, enjoy life more, forget about what the majority in society thinks is important, and focus on the things that really matter.
  • Your parents and co-workers will not approve of your adopting this book as your lifestyle Bible.
  • You know a good deal when you see one — if a book has been published in 17 languages in 21 different countries and has sold over 250,000 copies, it must have great value.
  • You know something important that the hard workers of this world don't know: the secret to a happy and fulfilling life is to work smart and not hard.

Note: The U.S. Department of State recommends The Joy of Not Working at:

     Recommended Retirement Books by The U.S. Department of State: 

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Real Life Success Stories

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The Joy of Not Working

As indicated in the introduction to the Appendix in the 21st Century Edition of The Joy of Not Working, I have been particularly amazed by how the book has affected people differently since it was first published. Some readers indicated that they developed a better work/life balance after reading the book; others revealed that they quit their jobs; still others said that they were inspired to leave a boring job that they worked at just for the money and find a job that they really like.

I must admit with some embarrassment that a few of these readers are living The Joy of Not Working better than I am. Although I don't work hard or long hours, lately I haven't taken a one-year break, or longer, from work as some readers have. Undoubtedly, I have something to learn from them.

Some of the most interesting letters that I have received since the 21st Century Edition of was published are located at Retirement Letters about The Joy of Not Working  .

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About Ernie

Ernie J. Zelinski is an international best-selling author, innovator, life-coach, unconventional career expert, and creativity consultant.

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<p> <uL> <a href="http://www.linkedin.com/in/vipbooks"><B>Ernie Zelinski</B></a>, creator of <a href="http://www.vipbooks.us/Promotional-Giveaways.html"><u><b>Business Promotional Giveaways</b></u></a>, has taught more than 250,000 people what <strong><em>THE JOY OF NOT WORKING</em></strong> is about: learning to live every part of your life-work and play, employment, and retirement alike-to the fullest. In this completely revised and expanded edition, you'll learn how to create an excellent work/life balance by working less, producing more, and being more leisurely; how to gain the courage to leave a life-draining job; and, if you are recently <a href="http://www.thejoyofbeingretired.com/"><b><u>retired or unemployed</b></u></a>, how to bring purpose and community back to your life. Plus, new to this edition are 30 inspiring <a href="http://www.retirement-quotes.com/retirement_letters.html"><b>letters from readers</b></a> detailing how the book helped them live a more exciting and rewarding life. Illustrated with eye-opening exercises, thought-provoking diagrams, and lively cartoons and quotations, <strong><em>THE JOY OF NOT WORKING</em></strong> will guide you to living a more exciting and rewarding life-at work and at play. </p>