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St. Martins Essentials Winter 2020

How to Live on 24 Hours a Day
The Complete Original Edition
By (author): Arnold Bennett Contributions by: Joel Fotinos
Arnold Bennett ,

Contributions by :

Joel Fotinos



Product Form:


Form detail:

Paperback , Trade


General Trade
Feb 04, 2020
Print Run: 20000
$13.50 CAD


7.2in x 5.92 x 0.29 in | 70 gr

Page Count:

96 pages
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Essentials
SELF-HELP / Self-Management / Time Management

Learn to use your most precious commodity—time—to truly live.

Arnold Bennett’s classic book, How to Live on 24 Hours a Day, has been changing the way people use and consider their time since it was first published in 1910. In the intervening century surprisingly little has changed—we still struggle to make use of our time and are often plagued by the persistent worry that we are not making the most of our lives. Bennett encourages readers to stop merely following the rote patterns of their lives and leverage their free hours by viewing time as a commodity like money—each of us is allotted exactly 24 hours every day to spend as we see fit. What we make of our lives will ultimately be a result of what we make of that time.

Bennett’s prescription is simple, but revolutionary: consider the time outside your work day as an entirely separate day, sixteen hours (give or take) during which you are free to do anything you like to grow and improve yourself and your happiness. Building on that premise, he helps readers begin to take control of their time—starting with just 90 minutes three times a week—and use it to truly live. Bennett’s writing is realistic and his advice transcends the years since it was first written. How to Live on 24 Hours a Day is an honest and refreshing perspective on how we can seize control of our time and spend it in the wisest way possible.

Arnold Bennett was a prolific English novelist and leading realist author during the early twentieth century. In addition to his fictional work, he also wrote selected nonfiction and criticism, including his insightful book How to Live on 24 Hours a Day.

"Mr. Bennett is not a name that typically comes to mind when seeking advice about our current high-tech moment. But he should be.... [Bennett] labels our time 'the most precious of possessions.' This is an observation worth remembering when great fortunes are being made by diverting this precious possession"—Cal Newport, The New York Times

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