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Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has The Time Paperback – 13 Mar 2014

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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (13 Mar. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408826682
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408826683
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 2.8 x 23.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 553,330 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Every parent, every caregiver, every person who feels besieged by permanent busyness, must read this book (Anne-Marie Slaughter, author of Why Women Still Can't Have It All)

Why is life so insanely busy? What happened to "leisure" time? Tired of the modern hamster wheel, Brigid Schulte set out to find a better way to live. Overwhelmed is a passionate, funny, very human book (William Powers, author of Hamlet’s BlackBerry: Building a Good Life in the Digital Age)

Features the author's personal search for balance alongside her advice for busy women (Red)

Startling ... May well do for time-poor workers that Lean In has done for guilt-ridden working mums (Evening Standard)

The very real and sometimes moving book is a masterly combination of social observation, interview, statistics and riveting human stories. Schulte's honesty is appealing (Irish Daily Mail)

Thought-provoking ... Brigid Schulte takes to takes our headlong descent into multi-tasking madness (Daily Telegraph)

She says we turn leisure into work, thinking we are lazy if we're not 'doing something'. I couldn't agree more (Janet Street-Porter, Daily Mail)

Engaging . by turns a pop science explainer, self-help guide and subtle feminist polemic - aims to discover why some of us feel there simply aren't enough hours in the day ... This book's strength is mixing research and anecdote in a lively, accessible way, with a reporter's eye for detail (Guardian)

In one of the best sections of the book, Ms. Schulte interviews Pat Buchanan, the man who more than anyone else destroyed the prospect of a high-quality universal child care system in the United States (New York Times)

Brigid Schulte writes directly of her own cubicle experience, and it is not pretty (Financial Times)

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Overwhelmed is a map of the stresses - individual, historical, biological and societal - that have ripped working mothers' leisure to shreds, and a quest for how it might be possible for them to put the pieces back together

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