Jenny Odell’s thinking has infected my brain. After I read her book How to Do Nothing – a critique of productivity and our relationship to technology – I looked at my phone slightly differently. Now with this book, Odell is asking me to change how I see my watch. Saving Time is both a historical look at how society organized itself around time and an exploration into new ways of experiencing time, in part through our understanding of the natural world. The beauty of her work is in the title; it’s not a call to save time, exactly, but to save the notion of time – from capitalism, from planetary destruction, from ourselves.
–Zac, Eagle Harbor Book Company (and now Ravenna Third Place Books), Bainbridge Island, WA