"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
The Top 10 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.”
"Her active and intimate experience in the world of digital technology informs the argument that she makes so convincingly in the pages of 24/6."
— JONATHAN KIRSCH, The Jewish Journal