Don't be fooled by the subtitle. If you're looking for productivity tips to help with your work/life balance, you will find none of that here. This is more about how we spend our lives. How we think about time and how we use it. Serious stuff and yet written with such humor, wit and great care, you'll forget all about its potential to induce an existential crisis. Drawing on history, philosophy, various religions, even pop culture; and his extensive background as a (former) productivity geek, Burkeman takes us on a journey through time and what it means to us. This is essential reading. To say this book has changed me, is not overstating it. It's changed how I think about work, family, social media, road rage, love, death. It's changed how I think about my life. Because, as you'll find out, we are nothing more than the brief, miraculous time we are given.