Take Back Your Time

list_take_back_your_timeFighting Overwork and Time Poverty in America

Edited by John de Graaf
with contributing author Anna Blythe Lappé


The typical American worker puts in nine weeks more on the job than his or her European counterpart. The costs of this overwork are enormous, both personally and societally. This bracing collection of essays is both a wide-ranging analysis of the phenomenon and a blueprint for change. This book shows what ordinary citizens can do to restore balance to themselves and their communities. Take Back Your Time is the official handbook for “Take Back Your Time Day”, a national event rallying support for reclaiming a proper work-life balance.

Responses for Take Back Your Time:

If you only have time to read one book this year, then this is absolutely the book to read!”

—Barbara Ehrenreich
Author of Nickel and Dimed

Take Back Your Time launches the new American revolution against the tyranny of soulless organizations and mindless consumption, liberating ourselves to meaningful and free lives. Take back your time and everything is possible.”

—John Stauber
Executive Director of PR Watch, author of Toxic Sludge Is Good For You! and Trust Us, We’re Experts