A New York Times Top 10 Bestseller

“Schulte takes a purely practical and secular approach to a question that philosophers and spiritual teachers have debated for centuries–how to find meaningful work, connection, and joy–but her research is thorough and her conclusions fascinating, her personal narrative is charmingly honest, and the stakes are high: the “good life” pays off in ‘sustainable living, healthy populations, happy families, good business, [and] sound economies.'”  Publisher’s Weekly (starred review)

“Just reading the first chapter of Overwhelmed may be cathartic: as bad as it is… at least you’re not the only one… Overwhelmed is Schulte’s attempt to not merely survive but also unpack and analyze the quintessentially modern and increasingly universal experience of feeling utterly unable to cope. Putting her own crowded life (two children, thriving career) on the slab for dissection, Schulte tries to figure out how we got here and how we can get out of it.”  Time

Overwhelmed... brings a fresh perspective and needed insight into what’s too often called the problem of the work-life balance.”  Elle

“An unexpectedly liberating investigation into the plague of busyness that afflicts us all.”  The Washington Post

“This artful blend of memoir and cultural exploration asks hard questions about how to create a well-lived life… For Lean In fans, and everyone who feels overwhelmed.” Booklist

“An eye-opening analysis of today’s hectic lifestyles coupled with valuable practical advice on how to make better use of each day.”  Kirkus

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