In How to Do Nothing, Jenny Odell wrote about the importance of disconnecting from the “attention economy” to spend time in quiet contemplation. But what if you don’t have time to spend? In her new book, Saving Time, Odell argues that we are living on the wrong clock . . . and it is destroying us. Jia Tolentino calls Saving Time “an inimitable gift.”
Join us on Wednesday, March 8 at 7:00 p.m. ET on Zoom for a conversation between Odell and Pulitzer Prize–winning science writer Ed Yong to launch Saving Time. Purchase tickets here.
In this exclusive conversation (and the only virtual event on the Saving Time book tour), Odell will discuss her investigation into the fundamental structure of our society—in which she found that the clock we live by was built for profit, not people. This is why our lives, even in leisure, have come to seem like a series of moments to be bought, sold, and processed ever more efficiently.
Each ticket to this event includes a hardcover copy of Saving Time, fulfilled by our bookstore partner Literati Bookstore, and admission to the virtual conversation.
We can’t wait for you to hear from Odell about this book, which Yong says is "one of the most important books I’ve read in my life.”
**This is a virtual event that will be hosted on Zoom - you will need access to a computer or other device capable of sufficiently accessing the Internet. If you have not used Zoom before, you may consider referencing Getting Started with Zoom.**