How to Do Nothing
Resisting the Attention Economy


A complex, smart and ambitious book that at first reads like a self-help manual, then blossoms into a wide-ranging political manifesto. – Jonah Engel Bromwich, The New York Times Book Review

One of Barack Obama's Favorite Books of 2019

When the technologies we use every day collapse our experiences into 24/7 availability, platforms for personal branding, and products to be monetized, nothing can be quite so radical as… doing nothing.

Here, Jenny Odell sends up a flare from the heart of Silicon Valley, delivering an action plan to resist capitalist narratives of productivity and techno-determinism, and to become more meaningfully connected in the process.

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