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"Distracted does concentrate the mind on a real problem of modern life." --The Wall Street Journal
"This fascinating book on America's collective ADD is a wake-up call to all of us to take back our lives, turn off the technology, and focus on paying attention to what makes us human and fulfilled." --Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School Professor and author of America the Principled and Confidence
"Jackson is on to something. Just how detrimental are the effects of our lifestyle on our well-being...Distracted gives us much to fret about." -- --New York Post
This book almost made me dislike reading. There were some typos. The author is way to wordy. I get what she was trying to say but it could have been said in less pages. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book is all over the place. I feel like the authors must have been distracted when trying to structure it.Published 12 months ago by mike301
"Distracted" is a riveting read. Several times over the course of the past year, men and women have commented to me about their disappointment in the fast-paced, instant... Read morePublished 15 months ago by nana
Maggie Jackson's Distracted: The Erosion on Attention and the Coming Dark Age (ISBN 978-1-59102-623-5) offers still more commentary on a popular subject these days: the damaging... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Jeff Minick
The author did a wonderful job in the book in describing why a healthy attention span is so important and what we are losing in the deterioration in our ability to focus. Read morePublished on August 21, 2013 by ThrillCozby
It doesn't matter how one feels about the ways in which Jackson goes about exploring the nature of our distracted lives; the important thing is that she did it. Read morePublished on May 26, 2013 by melissa o'brien
loves creative language ... overpowering, bombastic
technical language .... a penchant for going too far with the explanation ... Read more
I'm drawn to write this review on revisiting Jackson's book after reading it not long after its publication in 2008. Read morePublished on April 8, 2013 by John Hitchcock