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The Weekend Effect

The Life-Changing Benefits of Taking Time Off and Challenging the Cult of Overwork

About the Book

In a book that is part investigation, part personal odyssey, journalist Katrina Onstad searches for the lost weekend, and, crucially, how we can get it back.

The weekend—the once-sacred forty-eight hours of leisure—has been lost to overbooked schedules, pinging devices and encroaching work demands. Many of us are working more hours than we did a decade ago, and worse, we allow those hours to slide over seven days a week, giving us no respite to tune out and recharge.

We don’t need the research to tell us that this is hurting us. Our health is deteriorating, our social networks (the face-to-face kind) are weak and our productivity is down. It wasn’t long ago that working less and living more was considered an American virtue. So what happened?

In The Weekend Effect, journalist Katrina Onstad, suffering herself from Sunday-night letdown, digs into the history, the positive psychology and the cultural anthropology of the great missing weekend. She pushes back against the all-work-no-fun ethos and follows the trials of people, companies and countries who are vigilantly protecting their weekends for joy, for adventure and, most importantly, for meaning. Readers of The Happiness Project, All Joy and No Fun and Thrive will find personal and business inspiration in Onstad’s well-researched argument to re-frame our weekends.

A well-lived weekend is the gateway to a well-lived life. The Weekend Effect shows us how by saving the weekend we can save ourselves.

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781443449274
  • ISBN 10: 144344927X
  • Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers
  • On Sale: 04/11/2017
  • List Price: 13.99 CAD
  • BISAC1: SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Happiness
  • BISAC2: SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General

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