The Human Machine audiobook by Arnold Bennett (1867-1931) Bennett asks us to consider our brains as the most wonderful machine, a machine which is the only thing in this world that we can control. As he writes: "I am simply bent on calling your attention to a fact which has perhaps wholly or partially escaped you -- namely, that you are the most fascinating bit of machinery that ever was." As ever, his prose is honeyed, his thoughts inspired, and his advice as relevant today as when it was Read more [...]
How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day by Arnold Bennett (1867-1931) "Which of us lives on twenty-four hours a day? And when I say 'lives,' I do not mean exists, nor 'muddles through.'" Arnold Bennett knew a "rat race" when he saw one. Every day, his fellow white-collar Londoners followed the same old routine. And they routinely decried the sameness in their lives. So Bennett set out to explain how to inject new enthusiasm into living. In this delightful little work, he taught his fellow Read more [...]
Mental Efficiency and Other Hints to Men and Women by Arnold Bennett (1867-1931) Published: 1911 In this light-hearted yet thought-provoking collection of articles, Bennett offers his thoughts on exercising your mind, organising your life, marriage, books and happiness, and other pocket philosophies. The book stands the test of time, and much is still relevant and amusing -- perhaps even more so, with nearly 100 years of hindsight, than when it was originally written. The book "X" to Read more [...]