Ernie J. Zelinski
International Best-Selling Author: 
Helping Adventurous Souls Live Prosperous and Free

Ernie J. Zelinski and His Best-Selling Books


The Joy of Not Working 
(A Book for the Retired, Unemployed
  and Overworked)

by Ernie J. Zelinski

Working Quotations  

Over 315,000 Copies Sold

Published in 17 Foreign Languages

Ernie Zelinski could change your view of the world forever.


Ernie has already taught over 315,000 people what The Joy of Not Working is all about: learning to live every part of your life - employment, unemployment, retirement, and leisure time alike - to the fullest. With this completely revised and expanded edition, you too can join the thousands of converts and learn to thrive at both work and at play.


Many readers have already written to Ernie about this book including a resident of Greece who feels this book about leisure is a natural for his country because "Leisure is Greece's National Sport."


Illustrated by eye-opening exercises, thought-provoking diagrams, and lively cartoons and 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.
• Vanquish any guilt you may have about not working long and hard hours.
• Be financially independent with less money.

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


If you have a job, The Joy of Not Working is about how to thrive at work by being more leisurely.


If you are unemployed, the book will help you be happier than most people who have jobs, simply because happiness is a matter of choice, whether you have a job or not.


If you are retired, The Joy of Not Working will help you find just as much purpose - even more - as you had in your career life.


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

“Ernie Zelinski helps others find the time to live.”
- Boston Herald

“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

"This book should be "must" reading for
every pre-retiree who dreads the thought
of boredom and inactivity in retirement."
- Retirement Planning Journal, (Published
by International Society of Retirement Planners)

What a wonderful title: The Joy of Not Working.
Ernie Zelinski's basic message, no matter your career
stage, is get a well-balanced life and quit relying
on your job to define who you are.
It's hard to quibble with Zelinski's live-life-to-the-fullest
message. Those who have drafted a resignation letter
in their heads a thousand times may be motivated
to finally quit an unfilling job.
- Michelle Archer, USA TODAY

"The Joy Of Not Working is finding a niche next
 to "What Color Is Your Parachute?" - in other words,
it is becoming a sort of career guide for the
involuntarily downsized."
- Quill & Quire Magazine

"A delightful indictment of workaholism and ways to counteract it.
The author views unemployment as a true test of who one really is."
 - U.S. Department of State Book Reviews

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