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Four Thousand Weeks: The smash-hit Sunday Times bestseller that will change your life

Four Thousand Weeks: The smash-hit Sunday Times bestseller that will change your life (Hardback)

By Burkeman, Oliver

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The average human lifespan is absurdly, outrageously, insultingly brief: if you live to 80, you have about four thousand weeks on earth. How should we use them best? Of course, nobody needs telling that there isn't enough time. We're obsessed by our lengthening to-do lists, our o...verfilled inboxes, the struggle against distraction, and the sense that our attention spans are shrivelling. Yet we rarely make the conscious connection that these problems only trouble us in the first place thanks to the ultimate time-management problem: the challenge of how best to use our four thousand weeks. Four Thousand Weeks is an uplifting, engrossing and deeply realistic exploration of this problem that draws on philosophy, literature and psychology to cover the past, present and future of our battles with time. It goes far beyond practical tips, and its many revelations will transform the reader's worldview. Drawing on the insights of ancient philosophers, Benedictine monks, artists and authors, Scandinavian social reformers, renegade Buddhist technologists and many others, Oliver Burkeman sets out to realign our relationship with time - and in doing so, to liberate us from its grasp.
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ISBN 9781847924018
Publisher Vintage
Format Hardback
Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks

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ISBN-13 9781847924018
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Vintage
Imprint The Bodley Head Ltd
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Burkeman, Oliver
Category Literary Studies: General
Social, Group Or Collective Psychology
Time Management
Popular Science
Popular Psychology
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 144mm
Height: 222mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code 115
Weight 407g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Time
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly