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Full Title of Book: Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World
Short Title of Book: Digital Minimalism
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Author: Cal Newport
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Publisher: Portfolio (Penguin Random House)
Publication Date: February 5, 2019

Overview of the Book:

In Digital Minimalism, bestselling author and professor Cal Newport argues that we have been too casual in adopting alluring new technologies, and as a result our quality of life is diminishing. To solve this problem he proposes a philosophy of technology use in which you radically reduce the time you spend starting at screens, focusing on a small number of digital activities that strongly support things you deeply value, and then happily ignoring the rest.

Digital Minimalism is an indispensable guide for anyone seeking to cultivate a focused life in an increasingly noisy world.

Biographical Information:

Name: Cal Newport

Past Publications:  Deep Work (Grand Central, 2016), So Good They Can’t Ignore You (Grand Central, 2012), How to Be a High School Superstar (Random House, 2010), How to Become a Straight-A Student (Random House, 2006), and How to Win at College (Random House, 2005)

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Bio: Cal Newport is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University. In addition to researching cutting­ edge technology, he also writes about the impact of these innovations on our culture. Newport is the author of six books, including the New York Times bestseller, Digital Minimalism, which argues that we should be much more selective about the technologies we adopt in our personal lives, and Deep Work, which argues that focus is the new I.Q. in the modern workplace.

Newport’s work has been published in over 25 languages and has been featured in many major publications, including the New York TimesWall Street JournalNew YorkerWashington Post, and Economist. He regularly writes articles on these topics for a variety of outlets, including the New Yorker, the New York Times, and his long-running blog Study Hacks, which receives over 3 million visits a year. He’s also a frequent guest on NPR.

Awards / Honors: 

Digital Minimalism was a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Publisher Weekly, and USA Today bestseller. It was named to best books of the month lists by Amazon, USA Today, and Time.

Deep Work was a Wall Street Journal Bestseller, an Amazon Best Business Book selection for January 2016, and 800-CEO-READ’s Best Business Book of the Week. Since publication, it received praise in the New York Times Book ReviewThe Wall Street JournalThe Economist, and The Guardian.

So Good They Can’t Ignore You was listed as one of the best business books of 2012 by Inc. Magazine, The Globe and Mail, and 800-CEO-Read

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