Naked at Lunch : The Adventures of a Reluctant Nudist, Paperback

Naked at Lunch : The Adventures of a Reluctant Nudist Paperback


Naked at Lunch is one man's cracklingly witty, compellingly odd and oddly life-affirming journey into the subculture of nudism.

Celebrated journalist Mark Haskell Smith meets, and indeed joins, those shucking off social conventions by shucking off their clothes - he hikes bareback in the Alps with a naked rambler's society, he buys baguettes in the buff in a French resort and he meets the marginally dressed mayor of a Spanish clothes-optional municipality.

But this is not just a book of naked adventures and sun-ripened genitals.

It is a study of 20th-century Western cultural and social mores; a record of radical history and politics practised by those made radical by their refusal to get dressed; a heartfelt celebration of the simple joys of being alive; and a full-blooded war cry for reclaiming pride in our bodies and rejecting those who would make us ashamed.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books
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  • Category: Memoirs
  • ISBN: 9781782397151



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