OPENING NOTES

Day in the life

Brian Bethune May 10 1993
OPENING NOTES

Day in the life

Brian Bethune May 10 1993

Day in the life

OPENING NOTES

Tomorrow and tomorrow, and tomorrow—the petty pace of Canadian life, reduced to the 10 most time-consuming daily activities on average for people aged 15 and over:

minutes

1. Sleeping.........................483

2. Working for pay.............193

3. Watching television........131

4. Socializing in homes.........76

5. Eating, excluding

restaurant meals..............73

6. Cooking and

washing up......................47

7. Shopping..........................45

8. Housecleaning

and laundry.....................39

9. Education..........................35

10. Hobbies, crafts and other

active forms of leisure......31

Source: Statistics Canada 1992 General Social Survey of 9,815 Canadians.

Maclean's

BEST-SELLER LIST

FICTION

1 Headhunter, Timothy Findley (1)

2 Gai-Jin, James Clavell

3 The Client, John Grisham (3)

4 The Bridges of Madison County,

Robert Waller (10)

5 "J" is for Judgment, Sue Grafton (2)

6 Green Grass, Running Water,

Thomas King (5)

7 A Season in Purgatory,

Dominick Dunne (9)

8 The English Patient,

Michael Ondaatje (6)

9 A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth 10 Trying to Save Piggy Sneed,

John Irving (4)

NONFICTION

1 Preparing for the Twenty-first Century, Paul Kennedy (1)

2 Shifting Gears, Nuala Beck (4)

3 Women Who Run With The Wolves,

Clarissa Pinkola Estés (2)

4 Healing and the Mind, Bill Moyers (6)

5 The Great Reckoning, James Dale Davidson and Lord Rees-Mogg (5)

6 Systems of Survival, Jane Jacobs (3)

7 Nobody Nowhere, Donna Williams (8)

8 Paradigm Shift, Don Tapscott and Art Caston (9)

9 Post-Capitalist Society,

Peter Drucker (7)

10 A World Waiting to be Born,

M. Scott Peck (10)

( ) Position last week Compiled by Brian Bethune