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Do Nothing by Celeste Headlee
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Mar 10, 2020 | ISBN 9781984824738

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“Through deep research and evocative storytelling, Celeste Headlee shows us how to break free from constant pressure and live the life we truly want.”—Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of Thrive Global

“Despite working harder than ever, people have never been more depressed, anxious, and unhappy. Without a doubt, our modern way of life is not working. In fact, it’s killing us. But what is to be done? With intelligence and compassion, Headlee presents realistic solutions for how we can reclaim our health and our humanity from a technological revolution that seems hell-bent on destroying both. I’m so grateful to have read this book. It delivers on its promise of a better life.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Big Magic and Eat Pray Love
 
“Celeste Headlee makes a powerful case that productivity is not an inherent virtue—if you’re not careful, it can become a vice. If you’ve ever felt compelled to work harder, this book is a clarion call to work smarter instead. Sometimes you accomplish more by doing less.”—Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take, and host of the chart-topping TED podcast WorkLife
 

“At a time when so many people are feeling overworked, overwhelmed and addicted to busyness, work, and ever-present technology, Celeste Headlee offers a pathway out. Drawing on extensive research and her own experience, Do Nothing is a powerful reminder that taking the time to stop, connect with others, and forge real bonds is vital for building community, fostering empathy, and ultimately leads to joy.”—Brigid Schulte, author of the New York Times bestselling Overwhelmed, and director of The Better Life Lab at New America
 

“I needed this book. And chances are you need it, too. Celeste Headlee does something amazing in Do Nothing. She battles this hectic, stressful time and highlights the things that makes our lives better. Connection. Experience. Self-care. And, above all, she reminds us to get busy living.”—Jared Yates Sexton, author of The Man They Wanted Me to Be
 
“In this thought-provoking, well-researched book, Celeste invites readers to push back against the I’m-too-busy narrative and discover what it means to be truly successful.”—Laura Vanderkam, author of Off the Clock and I Know How She Does It

“This book is honest, heartbreaking, and hopeful. It’s that kind of gem that you read and know you need to hear, know you need to embrace, even if it’s challenging. Incredibly well-researched and yet never preachy or dull, this book will help us all reclaim a bit of our humanness if we allow it.”—Nataly Kogan, author of Happier Now

“[Do Nothing’s] conversational tone draws readers in, and it will appeal to those looking beyond self-help to something more meaningful.”Booklist

“This is neither a self-help book nor a how-to for people looking for a guide for different working habits. Rather, Headlee systematically deconstructs the toxicity of hustle culture with historical and scientific research to help readers question their habits and impulses surrounding overwork.”—Shelf Awareness

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