How to Live on 24 Hours a Day
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With the advent of the modern corporate workplace in the twentieth century, more and more Americans were toiling away behind desks, wearily clocking the standard forty-hour week. By 1910, writer Arnold Bennett had observed a worrying trend of exhausted wage-earners whose waking hours revolved around their jobs and who had little time to spend on the business of actually living. Self-improvement was Bennett’s prescription for a speedy escape from the woes of the rat race. In his popular work How to Live on 24 Hours a Day, he advised those starved for time to set manageable goals for themselves and to pursue fulfilling activities—in much the same way that modern self-help experts urge today’s busy people to seek enlightenment, relaxation, and satisfaction in a chaotic world. Take a break from your busy day and let Arnold Bennett’s still-fresh advice help you find the contentment and calm you seek.
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This preface, though placed at the beginning, as a preface must be, should be read at the end of the book.
I have received a large amount of correspondence concerning this small work, and many reviews of it--some of them nearly as long as the book itself--have been printed. But scarcely any of the ...
Reviewed by dreamdust on Sep 6, 2011
Real gentle tips to enhance our approach to life.
Reviewed by ronniemarz on Mar 29, 2010
How to live on 24 hours a day
This book was way to long for what could have been summed up in just a few words....get off your #%$ and do something. Quit wasting your time on stupid stuff (like reading this book) and utiliize your time to the fullest.
Reviewed by jogrebe on Apr 3, 2009
But the core to the message does not change even though how we define living vs merely existing does from age to age.
Reviewed by HillbillyTaz on Mar 3, 2009
It was alright. Not what I expected. A lot of things have changed in 100 years.
Reviewed by solarchakra on Feb 10, 2009
24 Hours a Day
Kind of an amusing read. Definitely outdated in some ways, not so in others.
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