24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week by Tiffany Shlain24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week by Tiffany Shlain

24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week

byTiffany Shlain

Hardcover | September 24, 2019

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In 24/6, Tiffany Shlain explores how turning off screens one day a week can work wonders on your brain, body, and soul—and why this regular practice of looking up gives you a better chance of seeing the big picture.

Internet pioneer and renowned filmmaker Tiffany Shlain takes us on a provocative and entertaining journey through past, present, and future of ideas about time and technology and introduces a strategy for living in our 24/7 world: turning off all screens for 24 hours each week. She and her family call it “Technology Shabbat.” This weekly practice, which they’ve done for nearly a decade with their kids (16 & 10), has completely changed their lives, giving them more time, productivity, connection, and presence.

Drawn from the ancient ritual of Shabbat, living 24/6 can work for anyone from any background. With insight, humor, and wisdom, Shlain shares her story, offers lessons she has learned, and provides a blueprint to do it yourself. Along the way, she examines the neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, and history of a weekly day of rest across cultures, making a convincing argument for why we need to bring this ritual back.

A compelling personal story and a far-reaching examination of the complex world we’ve created, 24/6 is an incisive and urgent call to rebalance ourselves and society through a transformative weekly practice. The book offers a universal, scientifically-grounded, easily doable strategy for living in our 24/7 world that offers exponential benefits.
Title:24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a WeekFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.38 X 5.5 X 0.98 inPublished:September 24, 2019Publisher:Gallery BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1982116862

ISBN - 13:9781982116866

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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“Put down your phone and pick up this book. I did. In one day read it in its entirety, convinced by the end that 24/6 is timeless and timely wisdom. Tiffany Shlain is a modern-day prophet,  brilliant and incredibly funny in equal measure.” —Angela Duckworth, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Grit   “Here is the answer to the greatest collective and personal challenge of our time: reclaiming the essential dignity of being human in a digital age.” —Douglas Rushkoff, author of Team Human and Present Shock   “Shlain delivers a moving family story, documenting the need for Shabbat in the first place.”  —Sherry Turkle, MIT Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology, author of Reclaiming Conversation and Alone Together   "An essential guide... There is nothing else like it; here is a place to turn if you feel there’s something missing in our modern world." —Jaron Lanier, best-selling author of Dawn of the New Everything and You Are Not a Gadget   “I don’t know how Tiffany Shlain does it. First the prize-winning movies, now an amazing book outlining a human way to manage our digital lifestyle. Like Tiffany, we all need to go 24/6. It’s a great way to seize back control from our digital overlords.” —Andrew Keen, Best-selling author of How To Fix The Future   “She convinced me…. that a day of disconnection is a path towards reconnection to the rest of our lives."   - Vint Cerf, the co-creator of the internet   " This book is a wonderfully refreshing and practical roadmap, as she promises, to both slowing down time and having more of it.” —Krista Tippett, Host of On Being and bestselling author of Becoming Wise.   “Tiffany Shlain is a 21st Century Marshall McLuhan, reminding us that having the best of both worlds is not getting consumed by one.” —Jean Rogers, M.S.Ed. Director, Children’s Screen Time Action Network “To fulfill the promise of automation we may well need to re-learn some of the arts of living lost in the industrial revolution. Tiffany Shlain’s book is a much-needed guide for how to start on this path.” —Marina Gorbis, Author & Executive Director Institute for The Future   “Tiffany Shlain is a digital philosopher for our time, confronting the conundrums presented by a constantly demanding, ever-present information environment. I, as a pediatrician, live it and recommend it as a best parenting and best living practice to the families I serve.” —Michael Rich, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School