Saving Time: Discovering a Life Beyond the Clock

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Price
$28.99  $26.96
Publisher
Random House
Publish Date
Pages
400
Dimensions
6.4 X 9.3 X 1.4 inches | 1.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780593242704

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About the Author
Jenny Odell is a multidisciplinary artist and author. Her first book How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy was the New York Times bestseller. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, Sierra magazine, and other publications. She lives in Oakland, California.
Reviews
"This grand, eclectic, wide-ranging work is about the various problems that swirl out from dominant conceptions of 'time, ' which sometimes means history, sometimes means an individual lifetime and sometimes means the future"--The New York Times

"Saving Time seeks a more expansive, nonlinear view of time itself, an important endeavor. . . . A kind of compendium on time itself, one that attempts to take a less depressing and deterministic view of the climate future."--Vanity Fair

"Odell's follow-up to 2019's How to Do Nothing establishes her as a leading philosopher of our age."--Hazlitt

"A sweeping yet personal challenge to assumptions Western society makes about the relationships between individuals and the finite hours in a given day."--Time

"Saving Time's real triumph lies in [Odell's] road map for experiencing time outside the capitalist clock. . . . Expect to feel changed by this radical way of seeing."--Esquire

"An ambitious project that takes on time-management, self-help, climate nihilism, our fear of dying and the grind of corporate life, ultimately asking us to see time itself through different lenses."--The Washington Post

"Unpack[s] the clock as a tool of domination [and] goes in search of a conception of time that isn't painful--but rather, liberatory."--Ms.

"Odell elevates non-Western, non-linear ways of understanding time--as circular, or tied to our changing environments, or stretching into the past and future simultaneously. Money can't buy the time it takes the ocean to wear down rock."--Literary Hub

"A carefully constructed vision of hope with meaningful advice that will linger."--BookPage (starred review)

"Bounds from the meaning of church bells to present-day methods for optimizing every moment of our lives--always with an eye to the holdouts against temporal order."--Vulture

"At this pivotal historical moment, when so many of us are struggling with burnout, anxiety about the future, and a gnawing dissatisfaction that things don't have to be like this, in strides Jenny Odell with the exact book that we needed . . . It is rigorous, compassionate, profound, and hopeful. It is one of the most important books I've read in my life."--Ed Yong, author of An Immense World and I Contain Multitudes

"I experience Jenny Odell's work as the rarest kind of intervention: it alters you immediately, and then it lasts. In Saving Time, she is alive, as always, to the bleakest aspects of contemporary existence--the brute-force instrumentalization of our time, our planet, our humanity--and yet [Jenny Odell] finds a way to transubstantiate grief into vision, to beat back inevitability and instead show us possibility, beauty, resolve, sublime desire . . . Saving Time is an inimitable gift."--Jia Tolentino, author of Trick Mirror