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September 2nd
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September 2nd
“Mystery Train” may be the best book ever written about rock music. Which isn’t far from saying it may be the best book ever written about being alive.
September 2nd
The writer’s new story collection establishes her as one of the greatest chroniclers of humanity’s insignificance.
September 2nd
Comedy group Garlic Jackson introduces you to an entirely new clubbing experience. It's literally literary. (Read: Books.)  Also on HuffPost:For a constant stream of entertainment news and discussion, follow HuffPost Entertainment on V…
September 2nd
Reginald Dwayne Betts Jr. goes by the name Dwayne. But for the majority of the nine years he spent in prison, he gave himself the name Shahid. It means "the witness" in Arabic.At 16, Betts pled guilty to carjacking in Virginia and was in prison until he w…
September 2nd
"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling recently reminded the world that James S Potter, Harry's son, is finally starting up classes at Hogwarts, which everyone was obviously excited about.Then, probably seeing the opportunity for a ton of retweets, …
September 2nd
Steve Silberman talks about how Nazi extermination plans and a discredited scientific paper about childhood vaccines shaped our current understanding of autism.
September 2nd
Jonathan Franzen weaves together a cavalcade of stories and characters in his latest novel. Critic Maureen Corrigan says that despite its breadth, Purity fails to "emotionally move the reader."
September 2nd
Twelve immortal, iron-fisted god-kings rule over the desert metropolis of Sharakhai. No one can stand against them, until the gladiator Çeda begins hunting for the truth behind her mother's death.

NEW BOOK BY LONGTIME LITERATI MEMBER CRAIG LAMBERT

Shadow Work:

The Unpaid, Unseen Jobs That Fill Your Day

Counterpoint, 2015

With the exception of sleep, humans spend more of their lifetimes on work than any other activity. It is central to our economy, society, and the family. It underpins our finances and our sense of meaning in life. Given the overriding importance of work, we need to recognize a profound transformation in the nature of work that is significantly altering lives: the incoming tidal wave of shadow work.

Shadow work includes all the unpaid tasks we do on behalf of businesses and organizations. It has slipped into our routines stealthily; most of us do not realize how much of it we are already doing, even as we pump our own gas, scan and bag our own groceries, execute our own stock trades, and build our own unassembled furniture. But its presence is unmistakable, and its effects far-reaching.

Fueled by the twin forces of technology and skyrocketing personnel costs, shadow work has taken a foothold in our society. Lambert terms its prevalence as "middle-class serfdom," and examines its sources in the invasion of robotics, the democratization of expertise, and new demands on individuals at all levels of society. The end result? A more personalized form of consumption, a great social leveling (pedigrees don't help with shadow work!), and the weakening of communities as robotics reduce daily human interaction.

Shadow Work offers a field guide to this new phenomenon. It shines a light on these trends now so prevalent in our daily lives and, more importantly, offers valuable insight into how to counter their effects. It will be essential reading to anyone seeking to understand how their day got so full—and how to deal with the ubiquitous shadow work that surrounds them.


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