Der Hobbyist

David Denk

Der Hobbyist

Auf der Suche nach der verlorenen Freizeit

222 pages
Original edition
First day of sale: 13.01.2016
ISBN 978-3-8321-6265-8

DER HOBBYIST. Auf der Suche nach der verlorenen Freizeit/
THE HOBBYIST. In Search of what used to be known as a Hobby

Ca. 200 p.
Spring 2014

24 paths to happiness

Recommended by leading hobby testers!

The pilgrimage years of a confessed hobbyist

Just the word alone sounds cute and old-fashioned: Hobby. Back when the 7-Elevens still closed at night there was room for a “hobby horse” in every basement. You can now go shopping 24/7 and whoever has time for a hobby is not working to capacity. Our achievement-oriented minds have no time for leisure activities. Even going to the gym serves the improvement of one’s back muscles for the next day’s desk work. But a rethinking has gradually been going on: Ever more people are sick and tired of being overwhelmed by their work. Work is one half of one’s life – but not any more than that, please. And how do we spend the rest of our time? asks the (still) hobbyless David Denk. He sets off in search of a hobby and tries out 24 of them, from A like autograph hunting to Z like Zumba dancing.
Hobby is a great word; it must be rescued!

David Denk,
born 1981 in Düsseldorf, studied journalism and theatre studies in Leipzig. Since 2008, he has been responsible for the “Flimmern & Rauschen” media page at the taz newspaper and has headed the “tazzwei/Medien” department since 2011. David Denk lives in Berlin.

David Denk

David Denk, geboren 1981 in Düsseldorf, studierte Diplom-Journalistik und Theaterwissenschaft in Leipzig. Ab 2008 war er bei der taz verantwortlich für die Medienseite ›Flimmern & Rauschen‹, 2011 wurde er Leiter des Gesellschaftsressorts ›tazzwei/Medien‹. Seit 2014 ist David Denk Mitglied der Medienredaktion der Süddeutschen Zeitung. Er lebt in München und Berlin.