Take Back Your Time: Fighting Overwork and Time Poverty in America

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John de Graaf
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Aug 9, 2003 - Business & Economics - 270 pages
Take Back Your Time is the official handbook for TAKE BACK YOUR TIME DAY, a national event. Organizers have enlisted the support of colleges, universities, religious organizations, labor unions, businesses, activist groups, and non-profit organizations to create events that will take place across the country, calling attention to the ways overwork and lack of time affect us-at home, in our workplaces, and in our communities-and to inspire a movement to take back our time. In Take Back Your Time, well-known experts in the fields of health, family therapy and policy, community and civic involvement, the environment, and other fields examine the problems of overwork, over-scheduling, time pressure and stress and propose personal, corporate and legislative solutions. This book shows how wide-ranging the impacts of time famine in our society are, and what ordinary citizens can do to turn things around and win a more balanced life for themselves and their children.
 

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The main assertion made is simple: Americans work more than needed and much more than most of the rest of the world does. In return, we tend to live more stressful, less happy lives. This book ... Read full review

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I have a real compulsion about these types of books that suggest that my state of overtiredness and my consumer spending habits are a result of "the system" rather than me -- but that also give me ... Read full review

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John de Graaf is an independent producer of award-winning television documentaries, including Affluenza and Escape from Affluenza, and is the national coordinator of Take Back Your Time Day.

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