A fascinating, highly original meditation on time… Jay Griffiths exposes the political nature of the linear, mechanical and global time of industrial culture and contrasts it with the myriad "times" embodied in nature's processes, known to indigenous cultures. Her writing style is rich and rhythmic, reflecting her main thesis. This is a book which needs to be read slowly." Fritjof Capra, author of The Tao of Physics and Web of Life.
"Ambitious… playful, feminine, spontaneous and hedonistic." – The Economist
"Like the seminal socialist, feminist and ecological works, Pip Pip articulates what thousands have felt but no-one has been able to put into words. Suddenly, shapeless concerns are brought into focus. Outrage takes the place of confusion, fascination displaces complacency. Cheeky, intelligent, always gripping, Pip Pip re-introduces us to a dimension we've utterly neglected. It will be the opening salvo in a new battle over the human spirit." – George Monbiot, columnist, The Guardian
"A wonderfully argued and very moving book" – BBC Radio 4, Open Book
From the Author
"A fascinating, highly original meditation on time. Jay Griffiths e xposes the political nature of the linear, mechanical and global time of indust rial culture and contrasts it with the myriad "times" embodied in nat ure's processes, known to indigenous cultures. Her writing style is rich and r hythmic, reflecting her main thesis. This is a book which needs to be read slo wly." - Fritjof Capra, author of The Tao of Physics and The Web of Life.
"Like the seminal socialist, feminist and ecological works, Pip Pip articulates what thousands have felt but no-one has b een able to put into words. Suddenly, shapeless concerns are brought into focu s. Outrage takes the place of confusion, fascination displaces complacency. C heeky, intelligent, always gripping, Pip Pip re-introduces us to a dimension we 've utterly neglected. It will be the opening salvo in a new battle over the human spirit." - George Monbiot, author, activi st and columnist for The Guardian
"A thoughtful, original and intuitive account of how we perceive time which offers many alternative chronological co nsiderations. This book addresses themes such as the taming of time by clock-d ominated societies, the significance of speed in relation to time, how time is experienced differently according to gender, and how political and fiscal power s manipulate time to their own advantage. There are chapters concerning time a nd death, time and eroticism, and a final section entitled "Wild Time,&quo t; where biodiversity, moving at its own pace in unspoilt wildernesses, renders the clock irrelevant... amusing and erudite, fascinating and spirited. Bravo! " - Peter Reading, Th e Times Literary Supplement
"A wonderful, delightfully humourous polemic against everything that's wrong with the way we deal with time today" - The Indep endent, Books of the Year
"An irresistibly provocative and political ana lysis of time... Her wittily enthusiastic thesis is that time has too long bee n used as a tool to power: as a manifesto, it could cause a revolution." - Iain Finlayson, The Times, Books of the Year
"A truly brilliant and wonderful book, beautifully wr itten. This is one of the best books I've read in years." - Vandana Shiva, author and BBC Reith lectu rer
"A whirl of a book. Any page will get you hooked." - New Scientist
"A compulsivel y readable book cleverly combining influences as diverse as Otis Redding, Belta ne and Australian aboriginals; Griffiths does for time what Robert M Pirsig did for truth-obsessed philosophy in 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance'. It's also a sexual, playful, intensely female book. Griffiths argues that thr ough their monthly menstruation cycles, often affected by the moon, women are m uch more in tune with cyclical concepts of non-linear time. With 'Pip Pip' Gri ffiths may just have beaten the clock. Passionately written and cogently argue d, it's a book you should make time to read." - Pete May, Time Out
&q uot;Both revolutionary and a real pleasure to read. Certainly this must become one of the principal texts of anyone campaigning for social or environmental j ustice." - The Ecologist
"A wonderfully argued and very moving boo k" - BBC Radio 4, Open Book
"An exhilarating, truly mind-expanding book." - The Daily Mail
"A mine of ideas, of anecdotes, connections, angles" - Ivan Illich
"A wonderful book, full of illuminating juxt apositions. She has invented a new literary genre." - Richard Gott, author, critic for the London Review of Books < P> "A beautiful, bold, brilliant book." - John Vidal, Environment Editor, The Guardian
"Pip pip is a b rave and novel rage against the machine of time. It oozes ideas as rich as a li terary death-by-chocolate. Savour a spoonful at a time and allow several months to digest." - The B ig Issue
"Jay Griffiths is a dazzlingly original writer, a wordsmith of the first order. She writes like an angel: a funny, brave, passionate and some times naughty angel. Her book is dynamite. It will change your life and you w ill never think of Time the same way again. It is highly serious and yet playf ul; it is wise, wide ranging and radical. If this book were a political party, I'd join it." - Anita Roddick.
"It defies genres, it flows seamlessly from the po etic to the academic, from Joycean puns to rich Sinclair-like meandering, from moments where one can almost see the ink dry as another thought blossoms. Her writing is so alive; in many ways it mimics the flowing circularity that the bo ok speaks of, the organic, fluid moving pulse of life itself." - John Jordan, artist and activist.
" ;Extremely well written and engaging." - Charles Secrett, Director of Friends of the Earth
&q uot;Ambitious... playful, feminine, spontaneous and hedonistic."
- The Economist
"Done with an energetic panache that will le ave you mentally richer... a delight." - Earthmatte rs
"An extraordinary book that challenges us to take a very different vi ew of time." - Green Futures Magazine
"A huge pleasure to read. It just makes you smile." - Archie Baron, producer BBC 'Timewatch'
"She w rites like an angel." - Anthony Nuttall, Profe ssor of English Literature, Oxford University
See all Product Description