Unwinding the Clock by Bodil Jonsson
Ten Thoughts on Our Relationship to Time

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Swedish physicist Bodil Jönsson has spent several decades thinking about the opportunities and problems facing human beings in these modern times. Technological developments--from high-speed travel to cell phones to computers and the Internet--would seem to save time, but as the pace of our lives increases, we all feel as if we have much less of it.

Jönsson combines her knowledge of science and technology with common sense and a woman's unique perspective. She reflects on how the pace of contemporary life takes its toll on our bodies and minds, asking difficult questions about what human and technological progress mean. She offers concrete suggestions for preserving our humanity while working and living in the fast lane. With unpretentious wisdom and gentle humor, Jönsson ultimately shows us how to slow down and enjoy life.

Unwinding the Clock is a book of universal appeal, and has been a phenomenal success in Europe, where several hundred thousand copies have been sold.
 

About Bodil Jonsson

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Romance author Jayne Ann Krentz was born in Borrego Springs, California on March 28, 1948. She received a B.A. in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Masters degree in library science from San Jose State University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a librarian. Her novels include: Truth or Dare, All Night Long, and Copper Beach. She has written under seven different names: Jayne Bentley, Amanda Glass, Stephanie James, Jayne Taylor, Jayne Castle, Amanda Quick and Jayne Ann Krentz. Her first book, Gentle Pirate, was published in 1980 under the name Jayne Castle. She currently uses only three personas to represent her three specialties. She uses the name Jayne Ann Krentz for her contemporary pieces, Amanda Quick for her historical fiction pieces, and Jayne Castle for her futuristic pieces. She has received numerous awards for her work including the 1995 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Trust Me, the 2004 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Falling Awake, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, the Romantic Times Jane Austen Award, and the Susan Koppelman Award for Feminist Studies for Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance.
 
Published June 1, 2001 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 160 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Self Help, Computers & Technology, Science & Math, Law & Philosophy, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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"Experienced time" differs from clock time, Jönsson observes, explaining that she favors cell phone–free train compartments so she can experience time, rather than merely spend it (or listen to others do so), as she travels.

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