Author Topic: Rest by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang  (Read 1081 times)

wordnerd

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Rest by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
« on: March 01, 2018, 11:16:36 AM »
Is anyone else reading Rest? Though he disparages "get-rich quick schemes and early retirement" early in the book and emphasizes how rest supports work (and vice versa), it reads to me as a guide to a well-lived FIRE life. A lot of the book draws on the experiences of creative thinkers (writers, scientists, etc) and how they structured their lives to achieve great things. I think many of us here have passions we'd like to pursue post-FIRE (mine is writing), and the book seems particularly applicable to those with goals and an ability to set our own schedules (so FIREes).

More of a summary here: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/12/books/review/arianna-huffington-rest-alex-soojung-kim-pang.html (though it says the book is $27, I got mine from the library without much of a wait).

Would love to hear others' reactions to the book!

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Re: Rest by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2018, 04:24:40 AM »
Neat! I've thrown it on my (far too long) to-read list!