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Life admin : how I learned to do less, do better, and live more
Title:
Life admin : how I learned to do less, do better, and live more
ISBN:
9780544557239

9781328606709
Physical Description:
xix, 261 pages ; 22 cm
Contents:
Introduction -- Admin problems. What is admin? ; The costs of admin, or Where's your head? ; Admin personalities, or Who are you? ; Who does admin?, or Is admin for girls? ; Admin is sticky, or If everybody's doing it, how come some people are doing more of it? -- Admin surprises. Admin that can wreck you ; Admin that can fix you ; Admin judgments ; Admin pleasures ; Admin to win friends and influence people -- Admin futures. Relationship tips ; Individual strategies ; Collective possibilities -- Epilogue.
Abstract:
"It's a relief just to talk about it. It's heaven to fix it: "admin," the administrative tasks that have exploded in our busy lives. Here's the book that will give you many hours of your life back. Scheduling. Planning. Paying. Using "self-service" websites. The busier our lives are, the more the invisible "admin" piles up on top of us. Elizabeth Emens was a working mother with two young children, swamped like so many of us, when she realized that mental labor was consuming her. She planned to conduct interviews and focus groups to find out how people cope with it all--and then the project became even more personal as she faced divorce and two relocations. Desperate to survive and to help others along the way, she gathered favorite tips and tricks, admin confessions, and the secrets of admin-happy households. Here is the one book you need in order to get past the invisible quicksand that is holding you back from the joys of living. Which type of "admin personality" are you? Do you know any Strategic Ball-Droppers? Do you suffer from Madmin Mind? Life Admin is the book that will teach us all how to do less of it, and to do it better"-- Provided by publisher.

Life "admin" are the administrative tasks that have exploded in our busy lives. Scheduling. Planning. Paying. The busier our lives are, the more the invisible "admin" piles up on top of us. A working mother, Emens realized that mental labor was consuming her. To survive-- and to help others along the way-- she gathered favorite tips and tricks, admin confessions, and the secrets of admin-happy households. Get past the invisible quicksand that is holding you back and learn how to do less "admin"--And do it better. -- adapted from publisher info
Format:
Book
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019.