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The End of Absence, by Michael Harris

Reviewed by: 
Kristen
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$16.00
ISBN: 9781591847922
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days
Published: Current - August 4th, 2015

"In this eloquent and thought-provoking book, Harris argues that our greatest loss has been that of absence itself—of silence, wonder, and solitude."

Are you concerned about striking a balance between technology and a meaningful life? Do you have the niggling feeling that being connected 24/7 isn't all it's cracked up to be?  Do you miss daydreaming, and even solitude?  Insightful and funny, The End of Absence is essential reading for all of us who want to use technology as a tool, but find ourselves becoming disturbingly addicted to the gratification of "likes" and "followers".  I've read some great books about social media lately (Writing on the Wall, Rewire, etc), but this is really the one I've been looking for.