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The Love a Recession website  and the E-book 101 Reasons to Love a Recession were created by Ernie Zelinski and remain his intellectual property.

Ernie J. Zelinski  is a world-class author, innovator, entrepreneur, and creativity consultant. He is an authority on the topics of early retirement, solo-entrepreneurship, and applying creativity to business and leisure.

Over 25 years ago Ernie was fired from his engineering job for taking too much vacation time. He hasn't worked at a real job ever since. Now he works only three or four hours a day - sometimes five - and earns a better living than 80 percent of the corporate employees.

KalDerThe National Turkish Society for Quality recently spent over $20,000 to bring Ernie to their 17th annual convention in Istanbul to speak about The Joy of Not Working to over 2,000 executives, scholars, and students.

Ernie Zelinski - Best-Selling Author at Renoir Restaurant

Ernie Zelinski at La Table de Renoir Restaurant

Ernie is the author of The World's Best Retirement  Book: How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free (over 310,000 copies sold and published in 9 languages) and The Joy of Not Working (over 295,000 copies sold and published in 17 languages). Ernie has negotiated 111 book deals with publishers in 27 countries for his various books - which have now sold over 950,000 copies.  

Top-10 European Countries in Which Foreign Publishers Have Published Ernie Zelinsk's Books

  1. Spain - four different Spanish publishers in Barcelona have published a total of at least 10 of Ernie's books - including three that have never been published in English.
  2. France - Group Eyrolles in Paris has acquired the rights to three of Ernie's books (The Joy of Not Working, The Lazy Person's Guide to Success, and 1001 Ways to Enjoy Your Retirement)
  3. Greece - The Joy of Not Working and How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free have been pubished by a publisher in Athens.
  4. Portugal - The Joy of Not Working and The Lazy Person's Guide to Happiness have been published by the same
  5. Germany - The Joy of Not Working and The Lazy Person's Guide to Happiness
  6. Italy - The Joy of Not Working and The Joy of Not Being Married
  7. Holland - The Joy of Not Working and The Lazy Person's Guide to Success
  8. Czech Republic - The Joy of Not Working
  9. Russia - six books published (three by a publisher in Moscow including The Joy of Not Working and three by a publisher in St Petersburg including Real Success Without a Real Job)
  10. Turkey -The Joy of Not Working

Ernie Zelinski's Bestselling Book - How to Retire Happy

An reviewer states that "How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free is "The World's Best Retirement Book." Indeed, type "retirement" into 's search feature and How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free appears in the #1 position - out of over 14,000 listings for retirement-related books!

Ernie Zelinski is uniquely qualified to write books such as  The Joy of Not Working,  How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free, and Career Success Without a Real Job given that he opted for semi-retirement when he was only thirty years old, broke, and close to financial bankruptcy (with a net worth of minus $30,000 from his student loans). Yes, that's right! Ernie semi-retired when he had no job, had no assets, and had debts of $30,000.

Yet today Ernie is a prosperous writer, entrepreneur, and connoisseur of leisure who maintains a three- to four-hour workday and doesn’t like to work at all in any month that doesn’t have an "r" in its name. Ernie lives in Edmonton, where, besides hanging around his favorite coffee shops with his laptop, he enjoys running, cycling, tennis, reading, and traveling.

You can follow Ernie Zelinski on Twitter at: Zelinski at Twitter.

Here is the contact information for Europe if you would like to have Ernie Zelinski speak at your conference about How to Retire HappyThe Joy of Not Working or any other topic relating to applying creativity to leisure and business.



Ernie Zelinski

Contact Telephone: 780-434-9202

Creative Global Solutions /
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P.O. Box 4072
Edmonton, AB,
T6E 4S8  Canada

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