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Stolen Focus by Johann Hari
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Jan 25, 2022 | ISBN 9780593138519

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“If you want to get your attention and focus back, you need to read this remarkable book. All over the world, Johann Hari interviewed both the leading scientists investigating why we’re losing our focus and the people developing solutions. He has cracked the code of why we’re in this crisis—and how to get out of it. We all need to hear this message.”—Arianna Huffington
 
“In his unique voice, Johann Hari tackles the profound dangers facing humanity from information technology and rings the alarm bell for what all of us must do to protect ourselves, our children, and our democracies.”—Hillary Clinton
 
“A visionary, systemic, revolutionary, and practical guide for creating the new world . . . Through his tireless research and genius insight, Johann Hari certainly snapped me to attention. This is a life-changing book.”—Eve Ensler
 
“A necessary book, a miracle of clarity and depth, and a resonant, deeply researched warning followed by a truly inspiring clarion call to action . . . Read it and weep, then dry your eyes and join in.”—Emma Thompson
 
“Stop whatever you’re doing and read this book. Stolen Focus is a deeply researched, disturbing, and yet ultimately hopeful exploration of the primal crisis of our time: our diminishing ability to focus on what really matters.”—Rutger Bregman
 
“Thanks to this brilliant book, I have gotten to know myself and my fellow humans better. It educates and entertains you—the stories will suck you in and then slowly change your mind. Everyone should read it. It has changed my habits—way beyond just putting away my phone more. Stolen Focus is a really important book.”—Dr. Philippa Perry
 
“A bold, troubling, and penetrating tour de force that lifts the lid on something parents, teacher, psychologists, and doctors have been increasingly worried about. A fascinating journey into the mind and how it is being manipulated, with devastating effects . . . Johann Hari’s subject is something that is affecting us all, and this seminal work will be one of the defining books of our era. Hari is quickly proving himself to be the chronicler of our time. We must all wake up and pay attention to this book’s message. It is a clarion call for us to take back our focus. Get off social media, switch off the TV, put down your smart phone, and do one thing: read this book.”—Dr. Max Pemberton
 
“In a world that in Johann Hari’s deft phrasing suffers from ‘mental jet lag,’ his new book is a highly original and wide-ranging investigation into the causes of our epidemic of flagging attention. Written with Hari’s trademark incisive prose and illustrated with telling anecdotes, and with his indefatigable search for scientific evidence vividly presented, Stolen Focus is a bracing and necessary wake-up call to us all.”—Dr. Gabor Maté

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