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Reviews

  • Absolutely superb: elegant, surprising, hard-hitting and very important

    Guy Claxton, author of 'Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind'
  • There are now many books reminding us to pay attention but Crawford also reminds us of how we lost attention in the first place - and putting the problem in its historical context makes the case more compelling

    Michael Foley, author of 'The Age of Absurdity'
  • Readers will feel rewarded for spending the time with a text this rich in excellent research, argument, and prose

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • [An] astute, acerbic cultural critique . . . both timely and passionate

    Kirkus
  • Fresh and extremely enlightening. What is most satisfying is that technology is not blamed for the modern deluge of distractions - it is discussed as the cumulative effect of a number of influences found within Western culture. Illuminating

    Library Journal (starred review)
  • A cultural enquiry of rare substance and insight

    Booklist (starred review)
  • Peppered with startling insights

    Chicago Tribune
  • An enormously rich book, a timely and important reflection on an increasingly important subject. Pay attention.

    New Criterion
  • Both impassioned and profound

    Washington Post
  • Very entertaining . . . [with] many interesting insights

    The Times

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