Skip to Main Content (Press Enter) Toggle side nav
The Dumbest Generation by Mark Bauerlein
Add to bookshelf
Add to Bookshelf

The Dumbest Generation

Best Seller
The Dumbest Generation by Mark Bauerlein
Paperback $17.00
May 14, 2009 | ISBN 9781585427123

Buy from Other Retailers:

See All Formats (1) +
  • May 14, 2009 | ISBN 9781585427123

    Buy from Other Retailers:

  • May 15, 2008 | ISBN 9781440636899

    Buy from Other Retailers:

Product Details

Praise

“If you’re the parent of someone under 20 and read only one non-fiction book this fall, make it this one. Bauerlein’s simple but jarring thesis is that technology and the digital culture it has created are not broadening the horizon of the younger generation; they are narrowing it to a self-absorbed social universe that blocks out virtually everything else.”
-Don Campbell, USA Today

“An urgent and pragmatic book on the very dark topic of the virtual end of reading among the young.”
-Harold Bloom

“Never have American students had it so easy, and never have they achieved less. . . . Mr. Bauerlein delivers this bad news in a surprisingly brisk and engaging fashion, blowing holes in a lot of conventional educational wisdom.”
-Charles McGrath, The New York Times

“It wouldn’t be going too far to call this book the Why Johnny Can’t Read for the digital age.”
Booklist

“Throughout The Dumbest Generation, there are . . . keen insights into how the new digital world really is changing the way young people engage with information and the obstacles they face in integrating any of it meaningfully. These are insights that educators, parents, and other adults ignore at their peril.”
-Lee Drutman, Los Angeles Times
 

Awards

Nautilus Award WINNER

Table Of Contents

The Dumbest GenerationPreface to the Paperback Edition
Introduction

One. Knowledge Deficits
Two. The New Bibliophobes
Three. Screen Time
Four. Online Learning and Non-Learning
Five. The Betrayal of the Mentors
Six. No More Culture Warriors

Bibliography
Index

Looking for More Great Reads?
21 Books You’ve Been Meaning to Read
Get the latest updates from Mark Bauerlein
And go from well-read to best read with book recs, deals and more in your inbox every week.
And go from well-read to best read with book recs, deals and more in your inbox every week.
By clicking SIGN UP, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to Penguin Random House’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
Dismiss
Thanks!
Something awesome is on its way.
Back to Top