24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week

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Author: Shlain, Tiffany

Brand: Gallery Books

Number Of Pages: 256

Release Date: 24-09-2019

Details: Product Description Winner of the Marshall McLuhan Outstanding Book Award People’s New Book Worth Reading Real Simple’s Great Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down Entrepreneur’s 12 Productivity and Time-Management Books to Read “I’m won over to a day with people, not screens….I tried Shlain’s idea. I highly recommend it.” —The New York Times “Tiffany Shlain is a modern-day prophet, brilliant and incredibly funny in equal measure...24/6 is timeless and timely wisdom.” — Angela Duckworth, #1 New York Times bestselling author This “wise, wonderful work” (Publishers Weekly starred review) demonstrates how turning off screens one day a week can work wonders on your brain, body, and soul. Do you wish you had more time to do what you love, think deeply, and focus on the people and things that matter most? By giving up screens one day a week for over a decade, Internet pioneer and renowned filmmaker Tiffany Shlain and her family have gained more time, productivity, connection, and presence. Shlain takes us on a thought-provoking and entertaining journey through time and technology, introducing a strategy for flourishing in our 24/7 world. Drawn from the ancient ritual of Shabbat, living 24/6 can work for anyone from any background. With humor and wisdom, Shlain shares her story, offering the accessible lessons she has learned and providing a blueprint for how to do it yourself. “Bolstered with fascinating and germane facts about neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, and the history of the concept of a day of rest” ( Publishers Weekly), 24/6 makes the case for incorporating this weekly reset into our 24/7 lives, issuing a call to rebalance ourselves and our society. Review “In this wise, wonderful work, filmmaker Shlain eloquently argues the merits of taking a break from technology, particularly smartphones, one day a week …Bolstered with fascinating and germane facts about neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, and the history of the concept of a day of rest, this excellent cross between instruction and memoir deserves a wide audience.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “In her new book, 24/6 , Tiffany Shlain, the founder of the Webby Awards, lays out a plan for surviving our 'always on' culture… Even for a digital curmudgeon like me, being 'unproductive' felt like a small revolution—and that’s after only one day of it. I can’t wait to discover what a decade of tech Shabbats feels like.” —Harvard Business Review  “Consider picking one day per week where you just put the phone down. Tiffany Shlain, author of the book “24/6,” said her family has been unplugging for the Sabbath for a decade, and she finds the practice even more useful under stay-at-home orders where everyone’s daily use of screens has skyrocketed.” —The Washington Post  “[A] bright debut... A useful and much-needed guide to turning the clock back to a less frazzled pre-internet and -smartphone day.”  — Kirkus Reviews     “24/6 is poised to start a movement. Try it, and get your attention span back.” — Refinery29 “In  24/6, filmmaker and popular speaker Shlain introduces readers to what she calls a ‘Technology Shabbat’—the one day, every week, where she and her family turn off all electronic devices. Beyond detailing the many ways she and her family have benefited, Shlain gives helpful, reassuring advice for embracing your own tech Shabbat and curbing device use.”  — Real Simple “Quarantine is magnifying the importance of creating these boundaries between time on vs. time off, online vs. in person, what we do ourselves vs. what we outsource, need vs. want.”  — USA Today "An essential guide... There is nothing else like it; here is a place to turn if you feel there’s something missing in our modern world."  — Jaron Lanier, best-selling author of Dawn of the New Everything and You Are Not a Gadget   “Shlain's well-written and well-reasoned book offers families excellent ideas for taming the digital monsters who have moved into their homes. I recommend i

EAN: 9781982116866

Languages: English

Binding: Hardcover

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