“…a brilliant and timely book”
“…an ambitious and graceful work”
No Time: Stress and the Crisis of Modern Life
Published by: Douglas & McIntyre $24.95 CDN paper • ISBN: 1-55365-045-x
No one seems to have time anymore…
Starting with the single observation that no one seems to have time anymore, best-selling author Heather Menzies pulls the connecting threads to unravel the crisis of meaning and accountability threatening to paralyze society today. Somewhere between the multi-tasking pace and the sea of data divorced from real life, we’re losing touch with ourselves and with each other. We’re even losing a sense of how to tell when things go wrong and how to take action when they do. We need to take back our lives and renew the humanity of our social institutions.
No Time speaks directly to what lies beneath the surface of many issues confronting society today and ends on a note of hope by suggesting what we can do to restore balance in our personal lives and to renew a more human scale of time and space in our social environment. No Time speaks directly to what lies beneath the surface of many issues confronting society today and ends on a note of hope by suggesting what we can do to restore balance in our personal lives and to renew a more human scale of time and space in our social environment.
Heather Menzies is an award-winning writer and scholar. She is the author of ten books, including the 1996 best-seller, Whose Brave New World? She has also contributed articles to international and North American journals and newspapers. She lives in Ottawa.
More Praise for Heather’s book, No Time:
“Ms. Heather Menzies argues with passion that a society whose citizens are unengaged, exhausted and numbed by too much time spent in front of screens, rather than in face-to-face dialogue with other human beings, risks losing sight of its real needs and priorities, allowing large corporate and political entities too much power, to everyone’s detriment.”
“Menzies argues that cellphones, e-mail, Blackberries and the like comprise a ‘sneaky, stealth-like occupation force’ that has overtaken many of our lives.”
“A deep thinker for the people… No Time is a stirring, disturbing analysis of a grave threat at both a personal and a societal level. No Time may be among the most important books of the year.”
“…Menzies’s analyses of technology and culture have always been prescient”
Globe and Mail
“No Time is a book of deep ideas and far-reaching references that defies easy summary and demands thoughtful reading.”
“No Time is an ambitious and graceful work…The whole is laced together with informed speculation and lyrical writing.”
“…she seems to have pioneered a satisfyingly chunky form of cultural criticism…she compels attention and avoids easy victim/tyrant polarities”
“This is a provocative and dark description of contemporary Canadian society…The penetrating narrative is studded with lyrical interludes. Heather Menzies is our Susan Sontag, in her holistic analysis of the debilitating (e)motion sickness of contemporary life.”