The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We've Lost in a World of Constant Connection
"This is a lovely, direct, and beautifully written book that will make you feel good about living in the times we do. Michael Harris is honest in a way I find increasingly rare: clear, truthful, and free of vexation. A true must-read."
--Douglas Coupland, author of "Worst. Person. Ever." and "Generation X"
""The End of Absence" is a beautifully written and surprisingly rousing book. Michael Harris scans the flotsam of our everyday, tech-addled lives and pulls it all together to create a convincing new way to talk about our relationship with the Internet. He has taken the vague technological anxiety we all live with and shaped it into a bold call for action."
--Steven Galloway, author of "The Confabulist "and "The Cellist of Sarajevo"
"Everybody over sixty should read this book. The rest of the population will need no urging, unless they are too far gone to read anything longer than a blurb. The first part reads like a horror story, a shocking mind-thriller. In the second half the author, despite real foreboding, demonstrates in his own person that all is far from lost. Relief, after much learning."
--Margaret Visser, author of "Much Depends on Dinner"
"In this thoughtful, well-written book, Michael Harris combines personal narrative with the views of experts to show us that the digital revolution that envelops us contains traps that can lead us to understand less even as we seem to know more."
--Barry Schwartz, author of "The Paradox of Choice" and "Practical Wisdom"
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