"A marvelous meditation on the subtle mysteries of time."
- Olivia Judson, author of 'Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation'
"Alan Burdick offers a fascinating and searching account of how we perceive time's passage. It will change the way you think about the past and also the present."
- Elizabeth Kolbert, author of 'The Sixth Extinction'
"Alan Burdick turns an obsession with the nature of time into a thrilling quest—one that brilliantly illuminates a subject that haunts us all. Time may fly by, but at least while reading these pages it is never wasted."
- David Grann, author of 'The Lost City of Z'
"In this lucid, thoughtful, and beautifully written inquiry about time—what is it, really? Did we invent it, or does it invent us?—Burdick offers nothing less than a new way of reconsidering what it means to be human."
- Hanya Yanagihara, author of 'A Little Life' and 'The People in the Rain'
"Burdick tours that unsettling passage of existence we call 'time'—how our brains process it, how infants first grasp it, how our conversations encode it—and returns with a spellbinding, provocative book that will fill you with wonder."
- Robert Sapolsky, author of 'Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers'
"Burdick is like a charming and witty river guide, exploring the tributaries and side streams along the river of consciousness—the science, the history, the literature, the deep and beautiful paradoxes that make us what we are. 'Why Time Flies' will enhance your experience of what may be, in the end, the most intimate relationship of your life—your connection with the passage of time."
- Jonathan Weiner, author of 'Long for this World'
"Read it and become—and I crap you not—a better, more thoughtful human being."