Oliver Burkeman is the author of The Antidote- Happiness for People
Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking, and for many years wrote a
popular weekly column on psychology for the Guardian, 'This Column
Will Change Your Life'. His work has also appeared in the New York
Times, Wall Street Journal, Psychologies and New Philosopher.
He has a devoted following for his writing on productivity, mortality, the power of limits, and building a meaningful life in an age of bewilderment.
This book is wonderful. Instead of offering new tips on how to cram
more into your day, it questions why we feel the need to ... My
favourite kind of book is this one ... it examines the human
struggle with intelligence, wisdom, humour and humility.
Perfectly pitched somewhere between practical self-help book and philosophical quest ... as with all the best quests, its many pleasures don't require a fast-forward button, but happen along the way
Life is finite. You don't have to fit everything in. Enjoy your life. Breathe out. Read this book and wake up to a new way of thinking and living
*Emma Gannon, author of The Multi-Hyphen Method*
A wonderfully honest book, Four Thousand Weeks is a much-needed reality check on our culture's crazy assumptions around work, productivity and living a meaningful life
*Mark Manson, bestselling author of Everything is F*cked and The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck*
His book will challenge and amuse you. And it may even spur you on to change your life. At the very least reading it would be a good use of one of your four thousand weeks