Overwhelmed : how to work, love, and play when no one has the time

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New York : Picador, 2015.
First Picador edition.
1250062381, 9781250062383
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xiii, 354 pages ; 21 cm
Cumberland - Non-Fiction (2nd Floor)
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New York : Picador, 2015.
First Picador edition.
1250062381, 9781250062383


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"A Sarah Crichton Book".
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Includes a new preface.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"Can working parents in America--or anywhere--ever find true leisure time? According to the Leisure Studies Department at the University of Iowa, true leisure is "that place in which we realize our humanity." If that's true, argues Brigid Schulte, then we're doing dangerously little realizing of our humanity. In Overwhelmed, Schulte, a staff writer for The Washington Post, asks: Are our brains, our partners, our culture, and our bosses making it impossible for us to experience anything but "contaminated time"? Schulte first asked this question in a 2010 feature for The Washington Post Magazine: "How did researchers compile this statistic that said we were rolling in leisure--over four hours a day? Did any of us feel that we actually had downtime? Was there anything useful in their research--anything we could do?" Overwhelmed is a map of the stresses that have ripped our leisure to shreds, and a look at how to put the pieces back together. Schulte speaks to neuroscientists, sociologists, and hundreds of working parents to tease out the factors contributing to our collective sense of being overwhelmed, seeking insights, answers, and inspiration. She investigates progressive offices trying to invent a new kind of workplace; she travels across Europe to get a sense of how other countries accommodate working parents; she finds younger couples who claim to have figured out an ideal division of chores, childcare, and meaningful paid work. Overwhelmed is the story of what she found out"--Provided by publisher.


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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Schulte, B. (2015). Overwhelmed: how to work, love, and play when no one has the time (First Picador edition.). Picador.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Schulte, Brigid, 1962-. 2015. Overwhelmed: How to Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time. Picador.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Schulte, Brigid, 1962-. Overwhelmed: How to Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time Picador, 2015.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Schulte, Brigid. Overwhelmed: How to Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time First Picador edition., Picador, 2015.

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