How to Be Bored

How to Be Bored

Book - 2017 | First U.S. edition
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Baker & Taylor
Helps readers become more engaged in their lives by reducing the amount of uninterrupted activity in their modern, overstimulated daily activities and teaches them to relish moments of unplugged idleness and restore depth and meaning to their existence. Original.

McMillan Palgrave

In the latest installment of the acclaimed School of Life series, learn how to make peace with your down time—and even benefit from it.

Lethargic inactivity can be debilitating and depressing, but in the modern world the pendulum has swung far in the other direction. We live in a hyperactive, over-stimulated age. Uninterrupted activity can seem exciting, but it can also leave us emotionally disorientated and mentally depleted. How can we recover a sense of balance and a richness in our lives?

In How to Be Bored, Eva Hoffman argues for the need to cultivate curiosity and self-knowledge and to relish moments of unplugged idleness and non-virtual contact with others. Drawing on psychoanalysis, neuroscience, and a wide range of literature, she emphasizes the need to understand our own preferences and purposes and to replenish our inner resources. This book aims to make readers more vigorously engaged in their lives and to restore a sense of depth and meaning to their experiences.



Baker
& Taylor

Offers guidance on making peace with boredom and benefiting from it, focusing on cultivating curiosity and self-knowledge.

Publisher: New York : Picador, 2017
Edition: First U.S. edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781250078674
1250078679
Branch Call Number: 152.4 HOFFMAN
Characteristics: x, 174 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm

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