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The Amateur: The Pleasures of Doing What You Love

Authors: Merrifield, Andy
Publisher: Verso Books
BISAC/Subject: SEL009000, LIT007000, PHI010000
ISBN: 9781786631091, Related ISBNs: 1786631067, 1786631075, 1786631091, 9781786631060, 9781786631077
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 240,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: A radical manifesto about doing what you love

Andy Merrifield offers a passionate tribute to the revolutionary spirit of the amateur—a figure who thinks outside the box, takes risks, dreams the impossible dream, seeks independence, and carves out a new world. Merrifield celebrates such square pegs as Charles Baudelaire, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Edward Said, Guy Debord, Hannah Arendt, and Jane Jacobs, each of whom shows us a path of unconventional wisdom and freedom.

The Amateur advocates urgently for the liberated life, one that creates the space to question authority.

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