Search for books, people and lists
Read This Twice
HomePeopleBooksLibrariesSign In
How to Do Nothing book cover

How to Do Nothing

Resisting the Attention Economy

Jenny Odell

This thrilling critique of the forces vying for our attention re-defines what we think of as productivity, shows us a new way to connect with our environment and reveals all that we’ve been too distracted to see about our selves and our world.When the technologies we use every day collapse our experiences into 24/7 availability, platforms for perso...
Publish Date
2019-04-09T00:00:00.000Z
2019-04-09T00:00:00.000Z
Goodreads rating
3.78
ISBN
9781612197494
Recommendations
9
Recommendations
2019-05-23T14:31:32.000Z
That's from @the_jennitaur's book "How To Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy," which hit me particularly hard, and made this conversation such a delight.      source
2022-05-10T10:50:31.000Z
the core insight of both Cal Newport's "Digital Minimalism" and @the_jennitaur's excellent book is that it's possible to use tools rather than be used by them (but first, you have to detox so you can do it with a clear head)      source
2022-05-15T00:58:28.000Z
Some great insights here… And some interesting complementary themes that mesh well with @johannhari101’s latest, brilliant book.      source
2019-08-20T04:25:42.000Z
@espiers I agree, it’s a fantastic book.      source
2023-01-11T03:17:07.000Z
I’ve only read 3 pages & I’m so grateful to Jenny Odell for writing this book for my heart & soul.      source
2020-01-16T17:24:49.000Z
Such a great book. Gave me a lot of confidence to pursue some new ideas.      source
2020-07-22T18:41:26.000Z
Just finished How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by @the_jennitaur - really great book, thanks to @emdupre_ for suggesting!      source
2019-12-29T16:12:57.000Z
Favorite books read in 2019 🧵 1. How to do nothing by @the_jennitaur. Essay, beautifully written. Not a book about working less, but about understanding why we do, our relationship with technology, choosing how/what to attend to, and the politics of all of that. Also, birds.      source