u003cbu003e** Au003ciu003e New York Times u003c/iu003eBestseller ** u003cpu003eA complex, smart and ambitious book that at first reads like a self-help manual, then blossoms into a wide-ranging political manifesto.--Jonah Engel Bromwich, u003ciu003eThe New York Times Book Reviewu003cbru003eu003c/iu003eu003c/bu003eu003cbru003eu003cbu003eOne of President Barack Obama's Favorite Books of 2019u003c/bu003e u003cpu003eu003cbu003eu003ciu003eNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: Time u003c/iu003e- u003ciu003eThe New Yorkeru003c/iu003e u003cbu003e-u003c/bu003e u003ciu003eNPRu003c/iu003e - u003ciu003eGQ u003c/iu003e- u003ciu003eElle u003c/iu003e- u003ciu003eVulture u003c/iu003e- u003ciu003eFortune u003c/iu003e- u003ciu003eBoing Boingu003c/iu003e - u003ciu003eThe Irish Timesu003c/iu003e - The New York Public Library u003cbu003e- The Brooklyn Public Libraryu003c/bu003eu003cbru003eu003c/bu003eu003cbru003eu003cbu003ePorchlight's Personal Development & Human Behavior Book of the Yearu003c/bu003e u003cpu003eIn a world where addictive technology is designed to buy and sell our attention, and our value is determined by our 24/7 data productivity, it can seem impossible to escape. But in this inspiring field guide to dropping out of the attention economy, artist and critic Jenny Odell shows us how we can still win back our lives. u003cpu003e Odell sees our attention as the most precious--and overdrawn--resource we have. And we must actively and continuously choose how we use it. We might not spend it on things that capitalism has deemed important ... but once we can start paying a new kind of attention, she writes, we can undertake bolder forms of political action, reimagine humankind's role in the environment, and arrive at more meaningful understandings of happiness and progress. u003cpu003e Far from the simple anti-technology screed, or the back-to-nature meditation we read so often, u003ciu003eHow to do Nothingu003c/iu003e is an action plan for thinking outside of capitalist narratives of efficiency and techno-determinism. Provocative, timely, and utterly persuasive, this book will change how you see your place in our world.