The Distraction Addiction: Getting the Information You Need and the Communication You Want, without Enraging Your Family, Annoying Your Colleagues, and Destroying Your Soul

Author(s): Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

Society & Culture

We've all found ourselves checking email at the dinner table, holding our breath while waiting for Outlook to load, or sitting hunched in front of a screen for an hour longer than we intended. Mobile devices and the web have invaded our lives, and this is a big idea book that addresses one of the biggest questions of our age: can we stay connected without diminishing our intelligence, attention spans, and ability to really live? Can we have it all? Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, a renowned Stanford technology guru, says yes. THE DISTRACTION ADDICTION is packed with fascinating studies, compelling research, and crucial takeaways. Whether it's breathing while Facebook refreshes, or finding creative ways to take a few hours away from the digital crush, this book is about the ways to tune in without tuning out.

Product Information

The question of our time: can we reclaim our lives in an age that feels busier and more distracting by the day?

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang is a Stanford futurist who has spent the last 20 years studying people and technology. Pang's writings have appeared in Scientific American, American Scientist, and the Los Angeles Times Book Review, alongside many academic publications.

General Fields

  • : 9780316247528
  • : Little, Brown & Company
  • : Little, Brown & Company
  • : July 2013
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : United States
  • : October 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
  • : Paperback
  • : Nov-13
  • : 306.1
  • : 288