24/6

Narrated by: Tiffany Shlain
Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Winner of the Marshall McLuhan Outstanding Book Award 

People’s New Book Worth Reading 

Real Simple’s Great Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down 

Entrepreneur’s 12 Productivity and Time-Management Books to Read 

“I’m won over to a day with people, not screens.... I tried Shlain’s idea. I highly recommend it.” (The New York Times

“Tiffany Shlain is a modern-day prophet, brilliant and incredibly funny in equal measure.... 24/6 is timeless and timely wisdom.” (Angela Duckworth, number one New York Times best-selling author) 

This “wise, wonderful work” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) demonstrates how turning off screens one day a week can work wonders on your brain, body, and soul.

Do you wish you had more time to do what you love, think deeply, and focus on the people and things that matter most? By giving up screens one day a week for more than a decade, internet pioneer and renowned filmmaker Tiffany Shlain and her family have gained more time, productivity, connection, and presence. Shlain takes us on a thought-provoking and entertaining journey through time and technology, introducing a strategy for flourishing in our 24/7 world. Drawn from the ancient ritual of Shabbat, living 24/6 can work for anyone from any background. With humor and wisdom, Shlain shares her story, offering the accessible lessons she has learned and providing a blueprint for how to do it yourself. 

“Bolstered with fascinating and germane facts about neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, and the history of the concept of a day of rest” (Publishers Weekly), 24/6 makes the case for incorporating this weekly reset into our 24/7 lives, issuing a call to rebalance ourselves and our society. 

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©2019 Tiffany Shlain (P)2019 Simon & Schuster Audio

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A deeply felt portrait of our digital culture

I started listening to this book and could not stop until I was finished. I had no idea there was so much to say about unplugging, the internet and how it effects our creativity. It's also the story of her life as she was one of the first females in tech. I was not expecting such an emotional journey. By the end of the book I was completely wrung out. The narration is exceptional!

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Just the inspiration and structure I needed!

I just finished my first Tech Shabbat. Thank you to Tiffany Shlain – this is exactly the antidote I needed for the digital life that has saved its way into every crack of life. I can’t wait for my next 24 hours of unplugging. This will be a lifetime rhythm for me!