"In this wise, wonderful work, filmmaker Shlain eloquently argues the merits of taking a break from technology, particularly smartphones, one day a week…Bolstered with fascinating and germane facts about neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, and the history of the concept of a day of rest, this excellent cross between instruction and memoir deserves a wide audience."
— Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
Rated #1 in Best New Tech Books to Read In 2020
— Book Authority
Top 10 Best Business Books of 2019
"In her new book, 24/6, Tiffany Shlain, the founder of the Webby Awards, lays out a plan for surviving our 'always on' culture. Taking a cue from her Jewish heritage, she suggests a 'tech Shabbat': one day a week without screens or devices… [M]y editor asked me to try my own experiment of unplugging for 24 hours…Even for a digital curmudgeon like me, being 'unproductive' felt like a small revolution—and that’s after only one day of it. I can’t wait to discover what a decade of tech Shabbats feels like."
— Harvard Business Review, HBR article
A PEOPLE MAGAZINE “NEW BOOK WORTH READING”
"Put down your phone and pick up this book...I read it in one day and found it timely with timeless wisdom. Tiffany Shlain is a modern-day prophet, brilliant, and incredibly funny in equal measure."
— ANGELA DUCKWORTH, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Grit
"How taking a break from tech for Shabbat brought new purpose to this Internet pioneer’s life"
— The Washington Post
"[A] bright debut... A useful and much-needed guide to turning the clock back to a less frazzled pre-internet and -smartphone day."
— Kirkus Reviews
"Part of a pioneering movement."
— MARIA SHRIVER, The Today Show
"24/6 is poised to start a movement. Try it, and get your attention span back."
“Undeniably healthy…in our always-on culture…a distracted, perpetually outraged state of being…had weakened many of us, and strengthened Trump, for more than two years.”