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Distracted

Reclaiming Our Focus in a World of Lost Attention

Foreword by Bill McKibben

In the first edition of this groundbreaking book, Maggie Jackson sounded a prescient warning of a looming crisis: the fragmentation of attention that is eroding our abilities to problem-solve, innovate, and care for one another. Now in this updated edition with an incisive new preface, she offers both a renewed wake-up call and a path forward as we reckon with one of the most pressing problems of our time.

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What's Happening to Home?

What’s Happening to Home?

Balancing Work, Life and Refuge in the Information Age

In our chaotic, high-tech age,the lines between work and home, public and private, are becoming increasingly blurred. In this changing time, Jackson explores the ever-changing role of home in our lives — and sets out to update our idea of home.

What’s Happening to Home?goes beyond debates about square footage and working moms, to shed . . . read more

The Digital Divide

Arguments for and Against Facebook, Google, Texting, and the Age of Social Networking

INCLUDES A CHAPTER BY MAGGIE JACKSON

This definitive work on the perils and promise of the social- media revolution collects writings by today’s best thinkers and cultural commentators, with an all-new introduction by Bauerlein . . . read more

Catching Our Eye: The Alluring Fallacy of Knowing at a Glance

An Essay by Maggie Jackson in The State of the American Mind: 16 Leading Critics on the New Anti-Intellectualism

For anyone interested in the intellectual fate of America, The State of the American Mind offers an accessible and critical look at life in America and how our collective mind is faring.

    In 1987, Allan Bloom’s wildly popular The Closing of the American Mind drew attention to the deterioration of the intellectual culture that had . . . read more