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24/6

The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week

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“I’m won over to a day with people, not screens….I tried Shlain’s idea. I highly recommend it.” —The New York Times
“Tiffany Shlain is a modern-day prophet, brilliant and incredibly funny in equal measure...24/6 is timeless and timely wisdom.” — Angela Duckworth, #1 New York Times bestselling author

This “wise, wonderful work” (Publishers Weekly starred review) demonstrates how turning off screens one day a week can work wonders on your brain, body, and soul.


Do you wish you had more time to do what you love, think deeply, and focus on the people and things that matter most? By giving up screens one day a week for over a decade, Internet pioneer and renowned filmmaker Tiffany Shlain and her family have gained more time, productivity, connection, and presence.

Shlain takes us on a thought-provoking and entertaining journey through time and technology, introducing a strategy for flourishing in our 24/7 world. Drawn from the ancient ritual of Shabbat, living 24/6 can work for anyone from any background. With humor and wisdom, Shlain shares her story, offering the accessible lessons she has learned and providing a blueprint for how to do it yourself.

“Bolstered with fascinating and germane facts about neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, and the history of the concept of a day of rest” (Publishers Weekly), 24/6 makes the case for incorporating this weekly reset into our 24/7 lives, issuing a call to rebalance ourselves and our society.

Photograph by Lauri Levenfeld

Honored by Newsweek as one of the “Women Shaping the 21st Century,” Tiffany Shlain is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, and founder of The Webby Awards. Tiffany’s films and work have received over eighty awards and distinctions including being selected for the Albert Einstein Foundation’s Genius: 100 Visions of the Future. NPR named her UC Berkeley address as one of its best commencement speeches and her films have premiered at top festivals including Sundance. She lectures worldwide on the relationship between technology and humanity. Find out more at TiffanyShlain.com and follow @TiffanyShlain.

Photograph by Lauri Levenfeld

Honored by Newsweek as one of the “Women Shaping the 21st Century,” Tiffany Shlain is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, and founder of The Webby Awards. Tiffany’s films and work have received over eighty awards and distinctions including being selected for the Albert Einstein Foundation’s Genius: 100 Visions of the Future. NPR named her UC Berkeley address as one of its best commencement speeches and her films have premiered at top festivals including Sundance. She lectures worldwide on the relationship between technology and humanity. Find out more at TiffanyShlain.com and follow @TiffanyShlain.

“If you’re one of the many people who feels conflicted about technology—how much easier it has made your life but how hard it is to put your phone down—24/6 is the straightforward approach to managing your time and your tech. We all know that we spend too much in front of our screens, but we have no clue how to actually change things. 24/6 will do just that.” —Karyn M., Senior Editor, on 24/6

"There's great value in the religious tradition of a weekly Sabbath, says filmmaker Tiffany Shlain, who performs this timely invitation with a powerful blend of intellectual confidence and respect for her listeners. As she delivers insights and suggestions that sound deeply true, the author's sensibilities and rock-solid vocals combine to create a presentation that is both thought-provoking and viscerally satisfying. Her message is focused largely on getting away from our screens. She argues that technology is wonderful but leads to habits that are not good for us. She makes the case that a weekly 24-hour screen vacation is the kind of ritual we need to reconnect with ourselves and the people we love. References to cultural history and personal growth wisdom contribute to making this a must-hear audio for the digital age."

– AudioFile Magazine