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The Lonely Century

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The Lonely Century by Noreena Hertz
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Feb 02, 2021 | ISBN 9780593135839

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“Evokes and updates Robert D. Putnam’s 2000 classic, Bowling Alone.”The Boston Globe

“A crucial call to arms.”The Guardian

The Lonely Century is causing a deserved stir.”Financial Times

“Explosive . . . timely . . . urgent.”The Daily Telegraph

“In The Lonely Century, a renowned economist examines why our hyperconnected world feels so isolating and how we can solve the crisis of loneliness. The takeaways are as relevant to our families and friendships as they are to building bridges in our neighborhoods, schools, and workplaces.”—Adam Grant, bestselling author of Give and Take

“Highly original, persuasive, and thought-provoking, The Lonely Century is both a landmark book and a page-turner. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to make sense of our complex times and understand where we are heading. It’s destined to be a classic, and I couldn’t recommend it more strongly.”—Nouriel Roubini, professor at New York University and New York Times bestselling author of Crisis Economics

“A message that resonates both now and for years to come.”—Ian Bremmer, president, Eurasia Group

“Brilliant and full of captivating stories about the power of human connection in our lives, The Lonely Century is a truly engrossing and important book that left me feeling both wiser and more hopeful!”—Brian Grazer, Academy Award–winning producer and New York Times bestselling author of A Curious Mind

“We’re surrounded by communication technologies and social media, yet loneliness is taking a huge toll on our economy, our health, and our democracy.  With a rare combination of rigorous research and powerful insights, Hertz’s book masterfully explains the many facets of our Lonely Century and how we can do better, as individuals and as a society. . . . Highly recommended!”—Erik Brynjolfsson, professor at Stanford University and New York Times bestselling co-author of The Second Machine Age

“Fascinating, timely, and important, The Lonely Century zeroes in on one of the central problems of our age. Seeing the problem that’s lurking at the back of your head dragged into the light will actually make you feel a tad less lonely. Read it, then pass it on to a friend—if you can find one.”—Charlie Brooker, author, critic, and creator of the Netflix series Black Mirror

“We’re hardwired to connect, and yet we’re in the midst of a loneliness epidemic, which has profound consequences for both our individual and our collective well-being. In The Lonely Century, Noreena Hertz delivers a compelling vision for how we can bridge our many divides at this time of great change and disruption. Passionately argued and deeply researched, this book is for everyone who wants to build a healthier and more connected world.”—Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of Thrive Global

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