The Beginning of a Digital Revolution?February 1st, 2019 · 37 comments
It’s hard for me to believe that we’re finally here, but my new book, Digital Minimalism, comes out on Tuesday.
The early buzz about the book has exceeded my expectations, which helps validate a trend that I’ve been noticing over the past year or so: people seem like they’re finally ready to consider serious changes to their relationship with digital tools.
To help get you as excited as I am, I’ve included below a sampling of some of the early press on the book.
(Also remember, as I detailed last week, if you pre-order a copy by Tuesday, you get some immediate bonuses, and if you pre-order a second copy, you get access to a private Q&A group. More details here…)
Digital Minimalism Buzz
- Steve Jobs Never Wanted Us To Use Our Smartphone Like This. (the New York Times). This is my op-ed from last week’s New York Times. It became their most emailed article of the weekend.
- It’s Not Too Late to Quit Social Media. (the Wall Street Journal). I was the Weekend Interview in last Saturday’s Wall Street Journal.
- Cal Newport on Why We’ll Look Back on Smartphones Like Cigarettes (GQ). A wide-ranging interview with GQ’s Clay Skipper. The marketing team at my publisher told me that this continues to create a stir on social media (ironically).
- How to Be a Digital Minimalist — The Rules (The Times of London). A sharp piece in The Times of London. Calls my new book an: “eloquent, powerful wail of despair against the ‘attention merchants’, but also an enjoyably practical guide to cutting back on screen time.”
- Cal Newport Has an Answer for Digital Burnout (The Ezra Klein Show). My recent interview on the new book with Ezra Klein. For those eager for more podcast content from me, worry not, I am doing a lot of podcast interviews that will begin releasing next week.
- How Behavioral Economics Helped Kick my Phone Addiction (The Financial Times). Writing in the Financial Times, Tim Hartford details his experience implementing the digital declutter recommended in my book.
- In addition: Ryan Holiday included the book on his recent list of the 15 books you need to read in 2019, Melissa Muller called it the “beginning of a digital revolution,” and it was featured in WIRED, Boing Boing and Mike Allen’s Axios AM Newsletter.
The above is just the pre-publication coverage, with a lot more on the way. Stay tuned…