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  1. The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World
    The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World
    The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World
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  2. The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World

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There's no doubt that technology has overrun our lives. Over the past few decades, the world has embraced "progress" and we're living with the resultant clicking, beeping, anxiety-inducing frenzy. But a creative backlash is gathering steam, helping us cope with the avalanche of data that threatens to overwhelm us daily through our computers, tablets, and smartphones.

The Joy of Missing Out considers the technologically focused life, with its impacts on our children, relationships, communities, health, work, and more, and suggests opportunities for those of us longing to cultivate a richer on- and off-line existence. By examining the connected world through the lens of her own internet fast, Christina Crook creates a convincing case for increasing intentionality in our day-to-day lives. Using historical data, typewritten letters, chapter challenges, and personal accounts, she invites us to explore a new way of living, beyond our steady state of distracted connectedness.

Most of us can't throw away our smartphone or cut ourselves off from the internet. But we can all rethink our relationship with the digital world, discovering new ways of introducing balance and discipline to the role of technology in our lives. This book is a must-read for anyone wishing to rediscover quietness of mind and seeking a sense of peace amidst the cacophony of the modern world.

Christina Crook is a wordsmith and communications professional and instigator of the project Letters from a Luddite, which chronicled her thirty-one day internet fast and fueled her passion for exploring the intersection of technology, relationships, and joy.

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Christina Crook
New Society Publishers
New Society Publishers
New Society Publishers
New Society Publishers
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

This is outstanding book. Well researched and deeply thoughtful, it caused me to reflect honestly on my own patterns of electronic engagement and communication. I would put this book up there with the Pulitzer prize-winning The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to our Brains by Nicholas Carr, or Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger. Crook's research and thoughts hold their own with Carr and Junger, but she goes a step deeper/beyond their books through her inclusion of sources that are not in the narrow fields of evolutionary biology (Junger) or cultural/intellectual history (Carr). Drawing from a wide and considered variety of thinkers, Crook joins the growing chorus of thinkers and authors who are considering the cost to humanity of unthinking consumption of technology and electronic communication. This is my favorite book of the year.
I read this book on my two-month sabbatical from a fast-paced job in the tech industry and I wish more people would read it. It's a thoughtful, purposeful book that is needed in our modern culture. My biggest compliment for this book is that while many books in this genre tend to be be cranky anti-technology rants, this book has many practical and positive suggestions on how to USE technology instead of being USED by it. I give it four stars because sometimes the writing was repetitive or a bit disorganized, but the core ideas are wise and insightful.
A well thought out and thorough discussion of finding the calm in a wired world. I deleted the Facebook app on my phone (again) after reading this on vacation. A vacation which, I left my phone in the hotel room all day.

This book is just the kick I needed to put the unnecessary noise aside and focus on what matters most.
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