Five minutes of freedom!
Bound by routine? Has it become `the source of alienation'? Try this cure: `The Time Seller,' by Fernando Trías de Bes, from Wiley (www.wiley.com) . A business satire, an acerbic commentary, a funny meditation on time and work, as the dust jacket variously says.
The `deceptively simple story' is a reminder, one learns, that `the system should take from the individual only the time that is fair and absolutely necessary, and it should, in turn, provide him or her with the means to express love, humanity, spirituality, cooperation, solidarity, and help for others'.