When I first saw When show up at my library, I was pretty excited. So were a lot of other people, because I ended up having it on hold forever before I finally got the email that it was ready. Then I got distracted, as I often do, by a bunch of other books I’d checked out or bought or decided to read for the heck of it, and all of a sudden the book was due back in two days and I had to marathon it. (Why do I do this to myself?) Luckily, it’s only 272 pages and let’s be honest, it’s not that deep. It’s a really quick read.
The book is fine. Just fine. I don’t know that I really learned anything. I don’t know that it really lives up to its premise. But it’s fine. If anything, this book is about learning to listen to your body. Pink advises us not to try to change ourselves to fit someone else’s schedule. He says not to try to make important decisions when you’re tired and to plan your workday around your natural highs and lows. None of this is really that groundbreaking, but it’s entertaining, at least.
Would I recommend it? I’m not sure. Maybe if you like psychology or you’re looking for some non-fiction that doesn’t require a ton of thinking. If you’re looking for something really insightful, you can skip this one.
Have you read When? Are you interested in psychology?
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