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Attention

Audiobook
"This is a rich inquiry into what it means to pay (and maintain) attention in a world increasingly permeated with distraction and interference."—Publisher's Weekly
Combining expert storytelling with genuine self-scrutiny, Casey Schwartz details the decade she spend taking Adderall to help her pay attention (or so she thought) and then considers the role of attention in defining our lives as it has been understood by thinkers such as William James, David Foster Wallace, and Simone Weil. From our craving for distraction to our craving for a cure, from Silicon Valley consultants and psychedelic researchers to the findings of trauma expert Dr. Gabor Maté, Schwartz takes us on an eye-opening tour of the modern landscape of attention.

Blending memoir, biography, and original reporting, Schwarz examines her attempts to preserve her authentic life and decide what is most important in it. Attention: A Love Story will resonate with readers who want to determine their own minds, away from the siren call of their screens.

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Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group Edition: Unabridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9780593170182
  • File size: 236880 KB
  • Release date: April 7, 2020
  • Duration: 08:13:29

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9780593170182
  • File size: 236907 KB
  • Release date: April 7, 2020
  • Duration: 08:17:29
  • Number of parts: 8

Formats

OverDrive Listen audiobook
MP3 audiobook

Languages

English

"This is a rich inquiry into what it means to pay (and maintain) attention in a world increasingly permeated with distraction and interference."—Publisher's Weekly
Combining expert storytelling with genuine self-scrutiny, Casey Schwartz details the decade she spend taking Adderall to help her pay attention (or so she thought) and then considers the role of attention in defining our lives as it has been understood by thinkers such as William James, David Foster Wallace, and Simone Weil. From our craving for distraction to our craving for a cure, from Silicon Valley consultants and psychedelic researchers to the findings of trauma expert Dr. Gabor Maté, Schwartz takes us on an eye-opening tour of the modern landscape of attention.

Blending memoir, biography, and original reporting, Schwarz examines her attempts to preserve her authentic life and decide what is most important in it. Attention: A Love Story will resonate with readers who want to determine their own minds, away from the siren call of their screens.

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