Synopses & Reviews
This is the official handbook for "Take Back Your Time Day," a national (and first annual) event scheduled for October 24, 2003. Few people know that the average American worker, by October 24, will have already worked as many hours as our European counterparts work for the entire year. That's fully 9 weeks more work for us! In Take Back Your Time, well-known experts, academics, and opinion makers examine the problems of overwork, over-scheduling, time pressure and stress in America and propose personal, corporate, legislative, and citizen-led solutions. (Coast-to-coast bookstore signings all on September 24, featuring many of the book's 30 contributors. Serial rights campaign aimed at excerpting 10 of the book's 30 chapters.)
Key NotesThe official handbook of Take Back Your Time Day--a national event scheduled for October 24, 2003 and the 4th Friday in October in subsequent years, when millions of Americans will take time off from work to join the fight against overwork and time poverty in America
The typical American worker puts in nine weeks more on the job than his or her European counterpart. The costs of this overwork are enormous, both personally and societally. This bracing collection of essays is both a wide-ranging analysis of the phenomenon and a blueprint for change. With contributions by such notable names as Vicki Robin, author of Your Money or Your Life, and David Korten, author of When Corporations Rule the World, this book shows what ordinary citizens can do to restore balance to themselves and their communities. Take Back Your Time is the official handbook for Take Back Your Time Day, a national event rallying support for reclaiming a proper work-life balance.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-253) and index.
Table of Contents
The (even more) overworked American /Juliet Schor --Issue for everybody /Barbara Brandt --Incredible shrinking vacation /Joe Robinson --Forced overtime in the land of the free /Lonnie Golden --Overscheduled kids, underconnected families /William Doherty and Barbara Carlson --Recapturing childhood /Betsy Taylor --What about Fluffy and Fido? /Camilla H. Fox --Wasted work, wasted time /Jonathan Rowe --Time to be a citizen /Paul Loeb --Time and crime /Charles Reasons --An hour a day (could keep the doctor away) /Suzanne Schweikert.