Listeners expecting instruction on the art of doing nothing (especially those who hope to unplug, listen, and return to work refreshed and productive) will be surprised: This audiobook is less about HOW to do nothing than WHY to do nothing--it illuminates what we gain by doing less and unplugging from the "cult of productivity." Narrator Rebecca Gibel offers a spirited sense of company as she unfolds this extended essay. Odell invokes Montaigne's definition--the work is more open-ended exploration than argument. Gibel's insight and guidance are especially useful in highlighting Odell's sometimes circuitous questioning of the nature of productivity and the way that our current social-media-driven culture asks us to curate our lives. A provocative invitation to reconsider the nature--and benefits--of paying attention. J.C.G. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2019]
Trade Ed. HighBridge Audio 2019
CD ISBN 9781684573936 $23.45 Eight CDs
DD ISBN 9781684573929 $17.49
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