The Art of Rest — Claudia Hammond


Every now and then I fall into the trap of buying a self-help book based on the fancy promises on the cover, where reputable news papers and reviewers will utter raving praise and imply that reading the book is a truly life-changing experience. Spoiler: It never is.

Leading the life of a stressed out student, I thought the promise of finding “respite in the modern age” as given in the book’s subtitle was a rather appealing one.

The book consists of 10 chapters, each detailing one of the top 10 most resultful activities according to a particular study. I found the writing needlessly verbose and simultaneously lacking in academic depth.


Steer clear and spend your time having a restful walk instead.

Jeppe Klitgaard
Jeppe Klitgaard
Physics Student

Just another enthustiastic polymoron thinking out loud. Aspiring goodish person.