Recommended Books/Selected Bibliography

Due to length restrictions, I wasn't able to include a bibliography in the book itself—which was too bad, since I came across many great books over the course of my research. Here's a selection of them, for anyone who wants to delve deeper: 

Alter, Adam. Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Getting Us Hooked. New York: Penguin Press, 2017.

Brewer, Judson. The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love—Why We Get Hooked & How We Can Break Bad Habits. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017.

Burnett, Bill and Dave Evans. Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.

Carr, Nicholas. The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains. New York: W.W. Norton, 2011.

Chodron, Pema. When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times. Boston: Shambhala Publications, 1997.

Colier, Nancy. The Power of Off: The Mindful Way to Stay Sane in a Virtual World. Boulder: Sounds True, 2016.

Duhigg, Charles. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life And Business. New York: Random House, 2014.

Dunckley, Victoria. Reset Your Child’s Brain: A Four-Week Plan to End Meltdowns, Raise Grades, and Boost Social Skills by Reversing the Effects of Electronic Screen Time. Novato: New World Library, 2015.

Gallagher, Winifred. Rapt: Attention and the Focused Life. New York: Penguin Press, 2009.

Gazzaley, Adam and Larry D. Rosen. The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2016.

Hawkins, Mark. The Power of Boredom: Why Boredom Is Essential For Creating a Meaningful Life. Tellwell Talent, 2016.

Jackson, Maggie. Distracted: The erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age. New York: Prometheus Books, 2009.

Kamenetz, Anya. The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media and Real Life. New York: Public Affairs, 2018.

Kondo, Marie. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: the Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. Berkeley: Ten Speed Press, 2014.

Layard, Richard. Happiness: Lessons from a New Science. New York: The Penguin Press, 2005.

Levitin, Daniel. The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload. New York: Dutton, 2016.

Levy, David M. Mindful Tech: How to Bring Balance to Our Digital Lives. New Haven: Yale Unversity Press, 2016.

Kahneman, Daniel. Thinking Fast And Slow. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011.

McKeown, Greg. Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. New York, Crown Business, 2014.

Newport, Cal. Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World. New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2016.

Powers, William. Hamlet’s Blackberry: Building a Good Life in the Digital Age. New York: Harper Perennial, 2010.

Price, Catherine. Mindfulness: A Journal. New York: Clarkson Potter, 2016.

Rosen, Larry. iDisorder: Understsanding Our Obsession with Technology and Overcoming Its Hold On Us. New  York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 2012.

Small, Gary and Gigi Vorgan. iBrain: Surviving the Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind. New York: Harper , 2008.

Steiner-Adair, Catherine and Teresa H. Barker. The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age. New York: Harper, 2013.

Sunim, Haemin. The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down: How to be Calm and Mnindful in a Fast-Paced World. New York: Penguin Books, 2017.

Toohey, Peter. Boredom: A Lively History. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011.

Turkle, Sherry. Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology And Less From Each Other. New York: Basic Books, 2011.

Turkle, Sherry. Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age. New York: Penguin Press, 2015.

Williams, Florence. The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative. New York: W.W. Norton, 2017.

Wolf, Maryanne. Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain. New York: Harper Perennial, 2007.

Zinn, Jon-Kabat. Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness. New York: Random House, 2013.

Zomorodi, Manoush. Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2017.