How to live on 24 hours a day

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In this timeless classic of personal time management, famed novelist Arnold Bennett writes: "You have to live on ... twenty—four hours of daily time. Out of it you have to spin health, pleasure, money, content, respect, and the evolution of your immortal soul. Its right use, its most effective use, is a matter of the highest urgency and of the most thrilling actuality." How to Live on 24 Hours a Day, a book that has helped millions throughout the world, tells you how to make the most of "the daily miracle"—the ...
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Overview

In this timeless classic of personal time management, famed novelist Arnold Bennett writes: "You have to live on ... twenty—four hours of daily time. Out of it you have to spin health, pleasure, money, content, respect, and the evolution of your immortal soul. Its right use, its most effective use, is a matter of the highest urgency and of the most thrilling actuality." How to Live on 24 Hours a Day, a book that has helped millions throughout the world, tells you how to make the most of "the daily miracle"—the fresh allotment of time you receive every day of your life.

Author Biography: Arnold Bennett (1867­1931) is the author of The Old Wives' Tale, Anna of the Five Towns, and numerous other novels. During his lifetime, however, he was best known for his Pocket Philosophies, of which How to Live on 24 hours a Day is by far the most famous. He reported that the book "brought me more letters of appreciation than all my other books put together."

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Editorial Reviews

New York Times
Straightforward, vigorous, pungent.
Times of London
Mr. Bennett writes with his usual crispness, point and humor.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781176709171
  • Publisher: Nabu Press
  • Publication date: 8/2/2010
  • Pages: 84
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.17 (d)

Table of Contents


Publisher's Note
Preface
The Daily Miracle
The Desire to Exceed One's Programme
Precautions Before Beginning
The Cause of the Trouble
Tennis and the Immortal Soul
Remember Human Nature
Controlling the Mind
The Reflective Mood
Interest in the Arts
Nothing in Life Is Humdrum
Serious Reading
Dangers to Avoid
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2001

    Fresh Ideas on Time Management from a Classic

    Useful advice presented in an entertaining manner is what I look for in a self-help book. This little classic achieves it. The author, best known as a novelist (The Old Wives' Tale), sets out principles for making better use of time and backs them up with specific suggestions. Bennett's starting point is the idea that each of us has the same amount of time available, 24 hours a day, no more and no less. 'We shall never have any more time. We have, and we have always had, all the time there is,' says Bennett. The typical reader he is addressing is a man, an office worker in London (and someone who evidently has no domestic responsibilities other than walking the dog), but the time-wasters Bennett identifies and the remedies he suggests are applicable to most of us today. Bennett uses humor freely to encourage the reader to step out of time-wasting routines and find time to be 'genuinely alive.' I recommend the book highly.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2014

    This book was scanned, OCR'd & thrown out into the world wit

    This book was scanned, OCR'd & thrown out into the world with minimal editing. It is barely readable.
    Save your time and get the always free version on Project Gutenberg.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 16, 2011

    An essay - free NOOK versions poorly done

    16October2011 - The other well-known E-Reader corporation is currently providing a free version that has no distractions such as TWENTY-POUR HOURS A DAT in the middle of a page, the word ART rendered as A~T, and so on. I recommend using the other provider's free application for any computer if you want to read this *essay* for free. I own a NOOK and prefer the NOOK free applications for any computer - but in this case, I'm not willing to pay even $0.99 for a short essay that I can get free. Dear Barnes & Noble, if you object to this recommendation, then please clean up your act; I'm sure you can get the Tony Adams version of this essay just as the other corporation did.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2014

    Enjoyable and insightful

    The writting is whitty and well done. I enjoyed reading it for the sole sake of reading. The recommendations are specific enough to get you started but vague enough to fit any person or lifestyle with a little tweaking. I recommend it for anyone NOT looking for the cookie cutter "8 simple steps" instruction manual on how to fix your life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2013

    Could not download

    MAD I had to delet this book from my nook color. Who want's a book you can't read? Lucky for me it was free....

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