‘Laziness Does Not Exist’ Explores How and Why We Overwork Ourselves


If you’ve ever felt like you aren’t productive enough, you are far from alone.

The roots of our expectations around hard work and constantly doing more go back hundreds of years, and are more prevalent than ever – even during the pandemic. That’s according to the new book “Laziness Does Not Exist,” in which author Devon Price, a social psychologist and clinical assistant professor at Loyola University Chicago, argues that the “laziness lie” is driving people to overwork themselves at a potentially huge cost to them, and to society.

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Read an except of the book here.


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Price has virtual events Thursday at 7 p.m. with the bookstore Women and Children First, and another Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. with Loyola University Chicago.


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