-Nilanjana Roy, Financial Times
"This is a book of deep wisdom and human insight."
-Chauncey Mabe, Success
"Rest is a brilliant book, and a timely reminder that rest needs to be deliberate, or our work will become debilitating."
-800 CEO Read
"[T]here's another force transforming the way we work, and that is: nonwork. Or, more specifically, what we're doing in those few hours when we're not working. With Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less, Alex Soojung-Kim Pang superbly illuminates this phenomenon and helps push it along... Rest is such a valuable book. If work is our national religion, Pang is the philosopher reintegrating our bifurcated selves."
-Arianna Huffington, New York Times Book Review
"[Pang] writes with an admirable focus on balance, on pleasure as well as success; in the end, it's difficult to argue with his conclusions."
-Kate Tuttle, Boston Globe
"Finally, a full-throated, exhaustively researched argument for why we should all work less and rest more-not just because we'll feel better (no small thing) but because we'll actually be more creative and productive as a result."
-Mason Currey, author of Daily Rituals: How Artists Work
"I love this book. Rest weaves fascinating research and captivating stories into a wise prescription for a healthier, more creative, and more fulfilling life in a technology saturated world. At heart, it is rest, in the many ways Pang describes, that contributes to our ability to be the best of what we can be."
-Linda Stone, Former Executive, Apple and Microsoft
-Wendy Suzuki, Ph.D. Professor of Neural Science and Psychology at New York University and author of Healthy Brain Happy Life: A personal program to activate your brain and do everything better
"You're holding some terrific advice in your hands on the virtues of walking, napping, and playing. Pang has written a delightful and thought-provoking book on the science of restful living."
-Clive Thompson, columnist for Wired magazine and the author of Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better
"It's high noon for the global economy's thinking class, who are locked in a losing battle for clarity in a crowded, clickable world. This book is a science-packed call to arms: it's time to claim rest as a right and pay close attention to the needs of our beleaguered brains."
-Anthony Townsend, author of Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for a New Utopia
-Nanci Kauffman, Head of Castilleja School
"In his important new book, Pang calmly and meticulously shows us how the best, most creative work, and the most meaningful and joyful lives, are built on the skills, not of mindless busyness, but of deliberate rest, deep play, and taking time to think. A game-changing book for the weary modern world."
-Brigid Schulte, award-winning journalist and author of the New York Times bestselling Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time