In How to Do NothingJenny 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.

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 one of our bookstore partners Literati Bookstore, Skylight Books, The Book Stall, or White Whale Bookstore, and admission to the virtual conversation. Select the bookstore of your choice or the one closest to you to support.

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.”

Event Details

March 8, 2023 • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm ET
Ann Arbor, MI
Los Angeles, CA
Winnetka, IL
Pittsburgh, PA

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