Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World

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Penguin Books Limited, Feb 5, 2019 - Self-Help - 304 pages

Learn how to switch off and find calm - from the New York Times bestselling author of A World Without Email

'Digital Minimalism is the Marie Kondo of technology' Evening Standard

'An eloquent, powerful and enjoyably practical guide to cutting back on screen time' The Times

'An urgent call to action for anyone serious about being in command of their own life' Ryan Holiday

'What a timely and useful book' Naomi Alderman, author of The Power


Do you find yourself endlessly scrolling through social media or the news while your anxiety rises? Are you feeling frazzled after a long day of endless video calls?

In this timely book, professor Cal Newport shows us how to pair back digital distractions and live a more meaningful life with less technology.

By following a 'digital declutter' process, you'll learn to:

Rethink your relationship with social media
Prioritize 'high bandwidth' conversations over low quality text chains
Rediscover the pleasures of the offline world

Take back control from your devices and find calm amongst the chaos with Digital Minimalism.


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User Review  - amcheri - LibraryThing

Like a lot of people I know, I spend way too much time compulsively checking my twitter feed or my email or reddit or discord or any one of the several social book sites. I'm in twitter before I even ... Read full review

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User Review  - Daniel.Estes - LibraryThing

I did a version of the digital detox just a few months ago. When I upgraded my smart phone, I had the option to transfer all or some of my apps. I used that moment to evaluate each one and cut the low ... Read full review

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About the author (2019)

Cal Newport is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University and the author of seven books, including the New York Times bestseller, Digital Minimalism, The Time-Block Planner, Deep Work and So Good They Can't Ignore You. You won't find him on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram but you can often find him at home with his family in Washington DC or writing essays for his popular website calnewport.com.