Author(s): Tiffany Shlain
"Put down your phone and pick up this book" (Angela Duckworth, #1 New York Times bestselling author) that demonstrates how turning off screens one day a week can work wonders on your brain, body, and soul.
Internet pioneer and renowned filmmaker Tiffany Shlain takes us on a provocative and entertaining journey through time and technology, introducing a strategy for living in our 24/7 world: turning off all screens for twenty-four hours each week. This practice, which she's done for nearly a decade with her husband and kids, has completely changed their lives, giving them more time, productivity, connection, and presence. She and her family call it "Technology Shabbat." Drawn from the ancient ritual of Shabbat, living 24/6 can work for anyone from any background.
In this "useful and much-needed guide to turning the clock back to a less frazzled pre-Internet and -smartphone day" (Kirkus Reviews), Shlain shares her story, offers lessons she has learned, and provides a blueprint for how to do it yourself. Along the way, she delves into the neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, and history of a weekly day of rest across cultures, making the case for why we need to bring this ritual back.
A compelling personal story and a fascinating, far-reaching examination of the complex world we've created, 24/6 is a call to regain "the essential dignity of being human in a digital age" (Douglas Rushkoff, author of Team Human).