Meditations for Mortals: Four Weeks to Embrace Your Limitations and Finally Make Time for What Counts (Hardcover)

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Meditations for Mortals: Four Weeks to Embrace Your Limitations and Finally Make Time for What Counts (Hardcover)

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From Oliver Burkeman, author of the New York Times bestseller Four Thousand Weeks, a four-week journey to embracing your limitations, thriving in an age of bewilderment, and finally making time for what counts.

Four Thousand Weeks, Oliver Burkeman’s breakout New York Times bestseller, touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of readers. Inspired and moved by his investigation of how to live unblinkingly in the face of our limited time on earth, some of them changed their lives—and made big decisions to rethink careers, relationships, priorities, and misguided assumptions about productivity.

Now, in Meditations for Mortals, Burkeman brings the themes and questions at the center of Four Thousand Weeks—time, mortality, imperfection, productivity, and how to live fully and deeply even when things are most challenging—into the heart of our daily lives. How do we embrace the reality of our finiteness? How do we make decisions and act with conviction when there is always too much to do and failure is inevitable? How do we find a deeper sense of purpose when we realize that life is not a problem to be solved? How does care for others make us more free?

Comprised of four weeks of extended reflections on inspiring quotations—drawn from philosophy, religion, literature, psychology, and self-help—Burkeman’s latest is the perfect companion during a time of turbulence and pervasive anxiety: a source of solace and enlightenment, inspiration and insight, and humor and provocation. The result is a winking challenge to the usual self-help platitudes—a surprising and entertaining crash course in living meaningfully.

Oliver Burkeman is a feature writer for The Guardian. He is a winner of the Foreign Press Association's Young Journalist of the Year Award and has been short-listed for the Orwell Prize. He wrote a popular weekly column on psychology, "This Column Will Change Your Life," and has reported from New York, London, and Washington, D.C. His books include Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals and The Antidote: Happiness for People who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking. He lives in New York City.
Product Details ISBN: 9780374611996
ISBN-10: 0374611998
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: October 8th, 2024
Pages: 288
Language: English