Between 2007 and 2017, I was publisher and editor of New Escapologist, a magazine of wise and funny writing about the good life. The magazine has drawn to a close but continues as an online essay series, a long-established blog, and a column in the Idler — not to mention a comprehensive back catalogue.
Praise for the magazine
“Entertaining and highly literate reading, even if you’re relatively content with wage slavery.” — Moneysense.
“Ambitious, elegantly-designed, literary.” — Yahoo! News.
“Foppish, irresponsible, and very needed” — Pat Kane, Thoughtland.
“A brilliant magazine on the theme of escape as a sane response to an insane situation.” — Brian Dean, Anxiety Culture.
“I have the latest New Escapologist on my bedside table. I go nowhere without it. And I always make sure New Escapologist is on it.” — Ian Macpherson, writer and comedian.
“A splendid publication. So cheerful and light, yet with a ninja-sharp intellect hiding just beneath the surface.” — Mr. Money Mustache
“We had to wait thirty years for someone to come up with an idea like this – an indie magazine about escape attempts!!! Next step: a whole Escapology Cult.” — Prof. Stanley Cohen, co-author of Escape Attempts.