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Four Thousand Weeks: Embrace your limits. Change your life.

Four Thousand Weeks: Embrace your limits. Change your life. (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

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 9781847924025
Released NZ 17 Aug 2021
Publisher Vintage
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback

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ISBN-13 9781847924025
Stock Available
Status Reprinting
Publisher Vintage
Imprint The Bodley Head Ltd
Released 17 Aug 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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: 135mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 21mm
Dewey Code 115
Weight 287g
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