How to Do Nothing

But in this inspiring field guide to dropping out of the attention economy, artist and critic Jenny Odell shows us how we can still win back our lives. Odell sees our attention as the most precious—and overdrawn—resource we have.

How to Do Nothing

How to Do Nothing

** A New York Times Bestseller ** "A complex, smart and ambitious book that at first reads like a self-help manual, then blossoms into a wide-ranging political manifesto."—Jonah Engel Bromwich, The New York Times Book Review One of President Barack Obama's "Favorite Books of 2019" NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: Time • The New Yorker • NPR • GQ • Elle • Vulture • Fortune • Boing Boing • The Irish Times • The New York Public Library • The Brooklyn Public Library Porchlight's Personal Development & Human Behavior Book of the Year In a world where addictive technology is designed to buy and sell our attention, and our value is determined by our 24/7 data productivity, it can seem impossible to escape. But in this inspiring field guide to dropping out of the attention economy, artist and critic Jenny Odell shows us how we can still win back our lives. Odell sees our attention as the most precious—and overdrawn—resource we have. And we must actively and continuously choose how we use it. We might not spend it on things that capitalism has deemed important … but once we can start paying a new kind of attention, she writes, we can undertake bolder forms of political action, reimagine humankind’s role in the environment, and arrive at more meaningful understandings of happiness and progress. Far from the simple anti-technology screed, or the back-to-nature meditation we read so often, How to do Nothing is an action plan for thinking outside of capitalist narratives of efficiency and techno-determinism. Provocative, timely, and utterly persuasive, this book will change how you see your place in our world.

More Books:

How to Do Nothing
Language: un
Pages: 256
Authors: Jenny Odell
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-04-23 - Publisher: Melville House

** A New York Times Bestseller ** "A complex, smart and ambitious book that at first reads like a self-help manual, then blossoms into a wide-ranging political manifesto."—Jonah Engel Bromwich, The New York Times Book Review One of President Barack Obama's "Favorite Books of 2019" NAMED ONE OF THE BEST
Do Nothing
Language: un
Pages: 288
Authors: Celeste Headlee
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-03-10 - Publisher: Harmony

“A welcome antidote to our toxic hustle culture of burnout.”—Arianna Huffington “This book is so important and could truly save lives.”—Elizabeth Gilbert “A clarion call to work smarter [and] accomplish more by doing less.”—Adam Grant We work feverishly to make ourselves happy. So why are we so miserable? Despite our
Let's Do Nothing!
Language: un
Pages: 40
Authors: Tony Fucile
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-04-01 - Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)

After playing actively all day two friends learn something when they try to do nothing at all.
How to Do Nothing with Nobody All Alone by Yourself
Language: en
Pages: 130
Authors: Robert Paul Smith
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-02-23 - Publisher: Tin House Books

The classic guidebook to everything from paper airplanes to spool tanks to slingshots is back in print, and is as fun, inventive, and charming as ever. How to Do Nothing literally tells "how to do nothing with nobody all alone by yourself"—real things, fascinating things, the things that you did
Refuse to Do Nothing
Language: en
Pages: 190
Authors: Shayne Moore, Kimberly McOwen Yim
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-01 - Publisher: InterVarsity Press

2014 Outreach Magazine Resource of the Year ("Also Recommended," Justice) Slavery didn't end in 1833, when William Wilberforce's decades-long campaign finally resulted in the Slavery Abolition Act. It didn't end in 1863, when Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. It didn't end in 1949, when the United Nations declared trafficking

Popular All Time

Fighting for Life
Greenlights
Untamed
Can't Hurt Me
Will
All Creatures Great and Small
Somebody's Daughter
Battle of Brothers
To Selena, with Love
The Code Breaker
Educated
A Stolen Life
In Order to Live
A Promised Land
Fatherhood media tie-in (previously published as Two Kisses for Maddy)
An Eagle Named Freedom
Yearbook
Born a Crime

Recent Books: