No Time

No Time

Stress and the Crisis of Modern Life

Book - 2005
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Everyone agrees: there aren't enough hours in the day. But what happened to the promise that technology would provide more leisure time? Instead, everyone is working harder and longer than they did 15 years ago, squeezed and scattered and stressed to the point of burnout. Coping with the dizzying pace of a society drowning in information overload, it's a wonder anyone functions normally.

Building on the success of Whose Brave New World? and Fastforward and Out of Control, Heather Menzies takes readers on a sobering tour of this troubling phenomenon, highlighting personal stories from a workaholic father and a woman suffering from chronic fatigue. Menzies details the root causes of the frantic quest to speed everything up; looks at the especially difficult situation for those such as teachers, nurses, and social workers who are responsible for social well being; and offers commonsense solutions to a problem affecting all of society.
Publisher: Vancouver ; Berkely, CA : Douglas & McIntyre, 2005.
ISBN: 9781553650454
155365045X
Characteristics: xi, 291 p. ;,22 cm.

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WVMLStaffPicks Jan 19, 2015

I only had time to review one book for this edition and guess what? I am not alone in feeling like I have no time anymore. A fascinating, albeit somewhat scattered look at multi-tasking, ‘Crackberry’ syndrome, the inability to focus, the addictive nature of multi-tasking, the crisis of public and private accountability, and conditions such as depression and ADD. An invigorating read that makes you stop and think about taking back our lives and finding ways to put humanity back in our institutions.

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