Stolen Focus by Johann Hari
Stolen Focus explains why our attention spans have been dwindling for decades, how technology accelerates this worrying trend, and what we can do to reclaim our focus and thus our capacity to live meaningful lives. It is a beautifully researched and argued exploration of the breakdown of humankind’s ability to pay attention. It’s a story that so many of us have felt needs to be told, but whose cause and consequences are hard to capture and articulate without guesswork, prejudice, or ideology. Johann Hari not only achieves this and more, but he does so with the pace, sparkle, and energy of the best kind of thriller writer.