Time is the most precious of commodities. The old adage "Time is money" understates the matter, as time can often produce money, but money cannot produce more time. When your time is extremely limited, Bennett shows how to make the best use of your schedule to better yourself in every way mentally and emotionally. Chapters include: "The Daily Miracle," "The Desire to Exceed," "One's Programme," "Precautions Before Beginning," "The Cause of the Trouble," "Tennis and the Immortal Soul," "Remember Human Nature," "Controlling the Mind," "The Reflective Mood," "Interest in the Arts," "Nothing in Life is Humdrum," "Serious Reading," and "Dangers to Avoid."
Enoch Arnold Bennett (1867-1931) was an English novelist. His most famous works are the "Clayhanger" trilogy and "The Old Wives' Tale." These books draw on his experience of life in the Potteries, as did most of his best work. In his novels the Potteries are referred to as "the Five Towns"; Bennett felt that the name was more euphonious than "the Six Towns" so Fenton was omitted.