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One more day for Goodreads' giveaway of Katrina Onstad's THE WEEKEND EFFECT

One more day for Goodreads' giveaway of Katrina Onstad's THE WEEKEND EFFECT

Only one more day to enter Goodreads'  giveaway of 10 early galley copies of Katrina Onstad's THE WEEKEND EFFECT: The Life-Changing Benefits of Taking Time Off and Challenging the Cult of Overwork! Sign into your Goodreads account to enter to win a copy ahead of the April 2 release date. The entry period expires at midnight on Friday, March 10th.


THE WEEKEND EFFECT is a persuasive, practical, and much needed manifesto that makes the case for reclaiming our weekends to increase joy, creativity, productivity, and success in our lives.

Award-winning journalist Katrina Onstad's The Weekend Effect asks us to reconsider the role of the weekend in our lives—often lost to overbooked schedules, domestic chores, shopping, pinging devices, and encroaching work demands—debunking the belief that you have to be on 24/7 in a 24/7 economy to be successful, and revealing the extensive benefits of a well-lived weekend.

We're working more hours that we did a decade ago, and worse, we allow those hours to slide over seven days a week, leaving no space or time 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?

Digging into the history, the positive psychology, and the cultural anthropology of the great, missing weekend, Onstad, herself suffering from Sunday-night letdown, pushes back against the all-work-no-fun ethos, and follows the trail of people, companies and countries who are vigilantly protecting their weekends for joy, adventure, and most importantly, for meaning.

Onstad offers real-world strategies for wrestling back this lost time with how-to practices in making the most of the weekend. Readers of The Happiness Project, All Joy and No Fun, and Thrive will find personal and business inspiration in this well-researched argument to save the weekend, and as a result, save ourselves. A well-lived weekend, filled with face-to-face socializing, idleness, and nature, is the gateway to a well-lived life.
 

Praise for THE WEEKEND EFFECT:

“Often we race through the week, only to find our weekends packed with countless errands and never-ending to-do lists….In The Weekend Effect, Katrina Onstad offers a powerful argument, and practical advice, on the importance of reclaiming your leisure time to live a happier and more fulfilling life.” — Gretchen Rubin, New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before

“Too often work and technology erode our ability to connect meaningfully face-to-face, intruding into the critical time we need to recharge ourselves. In Katrina Onstad’s insightful and compelling book, The Weekend Effect, she offers an urgent call to arms on the essential need to take back our weekends.” — Dallas Hartwig, New York Times bestselling co-author of It Starts With Food and The Whole30

“Masterfully researched and beautifully written, The Weekend Effect urgently makes the case that our hard won free time is essential to our survival, and needs to be reclaimed. Pick up this book, and get ready to rekindle your love of the weekend! Your emails can wait until Monday.” — David Sax, author of The Revenge of Analog

“The Weekend Effect is a call to action-or even better-a call to inaction. It proves its case that by staking a claim to your weekend, your work and home life (and your health and wellbeing) benefit every day of the year.” — Kirstine Stewart, media and technology executive and author of Our Turn

Susan David featured on Boston NPR

Susan David featured on Boston NPR

Melody Warnick and Susan David are Books For a Better Life finalists

Melody Warnick and Susan David are Books For a Better Life finalists