Press For The Weekend Effect

“Too often we race through the week, only to find our weekends packed with countless errands and never-ending to-do lists. Before we know it, we’ve lost sight of what really makes us happy. In The Weekend Effect, Katrina Onstad offers a powerful argument and practical advice on the importance of reclaiming your leisure time to live a happier and more fulfilling life.”
— GRETCHEN RUBIN, New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before


“Masterfully researched and beautifully written, The Weekend Effect urgently makes the case that our hard-won free time is essential to our survival and needs to be reclaimed. Pick up this book and get ready to rekindle your love of the weekend! Your emails can wait until Monday.”
— DAVID SAX, author of The Revenge of Analog


“In our frenetic era of total work devotion and breathless busyness, the idea of making time for leisure has become almost a sacrilege. But Katrina Onstad makes a compelling case in her terrific new book, The Weekend Effect, that true leisure—time for reflection, connection, play, and joy—knits together the social fabric of community, soothes the weary soul, and, at heart, is what makes life worth living. A welcome romp of a read.”
—BRIGID SCHULTE, award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author of Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time and director of The Better Life Lab at New America


“Too often work and technology erode our ability to connect meaningfully face-to-face, intruding into the critical time we need to recharge ourselves. In Katrina Onstad’s insightful and compelling book, The Weekend Effect, she offers an urgent call to arms on the essential need to take back our weekends.”
— DALLAS HARTWIG, New York Times bestselling coauthor of It Starts with Food and The Whole 30


“Katrina Onstad’s The Weekend Effect is a call to action—or, even better, a call to inaction. It proves its case that by staking a claim to your weekend, your work and home life (and your health and well-being) benefit every day of the year.”
— KIRSTINE STEWART, media and technology executive and author of Our Turn


“Everybody’s working on the weekend, and why that’s a bad thing” — Globe & Mail


“Author Katrina Onstad on how to reclaim your weekends” — Toronto Star


“The history of weekends & capitalism”  — Quartz (edited excerpt)


“Manifesto for a good weekend” — Tapestry, CBC Radio


“How to take back your weekends”  Your Morning, CTV


“Q&A: Katrina Onstad, author of The Weekend Effect, a call to arms to rediscover the lost art of leisure”  Toronto Life


“How the weekend disappeared, and how we can get it back”Maclean’s 


“Thoughtful, life affirming”  Globe & Mail


“How to make your weekends more valuable”    The Social, CTV


“Who killed the weekend?”  The Guardian


“Make yours fun while it lasts”  Times of London 


“Detangled Podcast, Ep. 54”  — CIUT Radio