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Escape Everything - Robert Wringham
« on: August 24, 2016, 06:54:59 AM »
"Escape Everything!"

Escape from work. Escape from consumerism. Escape from despair. - book by Robert Wringham

The title says it all ;-)


 



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Re: Escape Everything - Robert Wringham
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2016, 07:49:15 PM »
As far as I know, the only way to "escape everything" is suicide.  And even that may not be true, depending on if there is an "afterlife," as some believe.

I'm assuming the book doesn't advocate for that, so I'm guessing it's more "Escape some things you don't like," which is less catchy, though more accurate.

I'm presuming, since you're recommending it, you've read it?  I have nothing in my life that I want to escape from (that I know of); is it still worth reading?
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Re: Escape Everything - Robert Wringham
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2016, 07:54:17 PM »
Chill dude, sounds like a cheesy title to discuss early retirement is all. I assume many people retire early to make work unnecessary. One way to do that is to escape consumerism and debt (despair). No haven't read the book and most likely won't.

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Re: Escape Everything - Robert Wringham
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2016, 08:07:34 PM »
Chill dude, sounds like a cheesy title to discuss early retirement is all.

I'd assume it's more encompassing than just ER.  I was picturing something more like How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World, but I might be giving it too much credit.
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Re: Escape Everything - Robert Wringham
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2016, 08:38:59 PM »
That freedom comes with a hefty fucken fee, you gotta pay your buck O' five!!!!
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Re: Escape Everything - Robert Wringham
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2016, 02:13:57 AM »
It's about work, mortgages, the consumer life... "We are all trapped by modern life. Trapped by work, consumerism, stress, debt, isolationism and general unhappiness. We will each spend an average of 87,000 hours at work before we die. We will spend another 5,000 hours getting to and from work and countless more preparing for work. Worrying about work. Recovering from work. The majority of us hate our jobs. But without work, we can't buy all the things we've been told we should want and need, so around we go...Through the pages of New Escapologist magazine, Robert Wringham has been studiously examining the traps of modern life, questioning where our commitment to them stems from and why we are so unable to break free."

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Re: Escape Everything - Robert Wringham
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2016, 02:53:20 AM »
Sounds pretty ERE/Mustachian.  Thanks for the recommendation!
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Re: Escape Everything - Robert Wringham
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2016, 08:38:24 AM »
New Escapologist is a UK magazine, with an amusing blog - http://newescapologist.co.uk/

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Re: Escape Everything - Robert Wringham
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2016, 06:03:13 PM »
New Escapologist is a UK magazine, with an amusing blog - http://newescapologist.co.uk/

I highly recommend the blog, and now that I know those are the people behind the book I will try to get my hands on the book (through my library, of course.)

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Re: Escape Everything - Robert Wringham
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2016, 07:33:38 AM »
Sounds pretty ERE/Mustachian.  Thanks for the recommendation!
With apologies for resurrecting a somewhat older thread, yep, definitely mustachian. In fact, ERE and MMM both featured in/wrote something for Issue 9 of the magazine. Which is, of course, the one issue I cannot find. Really thought I'd find it when I moved but it seems to have disappeared. Oh well.


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Re: Escape Everything - Robert Wringham
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2016, 08:11:45 AM »
New Escapologist is a UK magazine, with an amusing blog - http://newescapologist.co.uk/

I highly recommend the blog, and now that I know those are the people behind the book I will try to get my hands on the book (through my library, of course.)

Added to my reading list. (Both blog and book)

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Re: Escape Everything - Robert Wringham
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2019, 07:34:19 AM »
In case anyone is interested, I just got an email that the last couple of boxes of this book are available at the special price of GBP 8.50* (per book, not per box). Link to shop: http://wringham.co.uk/everything/spesh/



* It said free shipping, but made no mention of whether that meant free shipping internationally or just within the UK so you might want to check on that.


Disclosure: Only got the email because I bought the New Escapologist and this book and so was on their mailing list. No connection otherwise.
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Re: Escape Everything - Robert Wringham
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2019, 08:11:27 AM »
My copy arrived this morning, and I am enjoying sitting in the sun reading it.

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Re: Escape Everything - Robert Wringham
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2019, 01:59:22 PM »
Looks like Amazon gave me a $5 credit that expires soon for no reason (marketing, I guess), so I just bought the eBook for free.

Thanks for bumping this thread, I'd completely forgotten about it! :)
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Re: Escape Everything - Robert Wringham
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2019, 03:16:38 PM »
I read this book a couple years ago and enjoyed it. The writing is thoroughly entertaining. Just keep in mind that the author is a humorist and not a researcher :)

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Re: Escape Everything - Robert Wringham
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2019, 02:27:19 AM »
I think that's a good summary, less4success. It's a well-written & funny book, very good at pointing out the absurdities of work, commuting, consumerism etc. and why one should aim to avoid having a job. Probably not so good if you're after a practical "how to do it" guide and I guess British humour doesn't always cross the Atlantic successfully. One of the things I like is that he wears his learning lightly and I noted probably 20+ references in passing to books and people that I plan to follow up on.

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Re: Escape Everything - Robert Wringham
« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2019, 09:13:01 PM »
Looks like Amazon gave me a $5 credit that expires soon for no reason (marketing, I guess), so I just bought the eBook for free.

Thanks for bumping this thread, I'd completely forgotten about it! :)
Finally got around to reading it.

It was somewhat similar to the ERE book, but VERY similar to The Freedom Manifesto. The author referenced both of the authors of those, so he was aware he was borrowing heavily from them.

It was more enjoyable than either though, IMO.

Probably nothing new for someone who's been around the FIRE movement for awhile, especially leanFIRE concepts. But for consumerists trapped in normal society's expectations, I imagine it would be quite the eye opener.
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