Curbside pickup and returns now available at 26 locations. View updated hours of operations here.

Digital minimalism: choosing a focused life in a noisy world

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(2)
4 star
 
(2)
3 star
 
(1)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestseller"Newport is making a bid to be the Marie Kondo of technology: someone with an actual plan for helping you realize the digital pursuits that do, and don't, bring value to your life."—Ezra Klein, VoxMinimalism is the art of knowing how much is just enough. Digital minimalism applies this idea to our personal technology. It's the key to living a focused life in an increasingly noisy world.In this timely and enlightening book, the bestselling author of Deep Work introduces a philosophy for technology use that has already improved countless lives.Digital minimalists are all around us. They're the calm, happy people who can hold long conversations without furtive glances at their phones. They can get lost in a good book, a woodworking project, or a leisurely morning run. They can have fun with friends and family without the obsessive urge to document the experience. They stay informed about the news of the day, but don't feel overwhelmed by it. They don't experience "fear of missing out" because they already know which activities provide them meaning and satisfaction.Now, Newport gives us a name for this quiet movement, and makes a persuasive case for its urgency in our tech-saturated world. Common sense tips, like turning off notifications, or occasional rituals like observing a digital sabbath, don't go far enough in helping us take back control of our technological lives, and attempts to unplug completely are complicated by the demands of family, friends and work. What we need instead is a thoughtful method to decide what tools to use, for what purposes, and under what conditions.Drawing on a diverse array of real-life examples, from Amish farmers to harried parents to Silicon Valley programmers, Newport identifies the common practices of digital minimalists and the ideas that underpin them. He shows how digital minimalists are rethinking their relationship to social media, rediscovering the pleasures of the offline world, and reconnecting with their inner selves through regular periods of solitude. He then shares strategies for integrating these practices into your life, starting with a thirty-day "digital declutter" process that has already helped thousands feel less overwhelmed and more in control.Technology is intrinsically neither good nor bad. The key is using it to support your goals and values, rather than letting it use you. This book shows the way.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9780525536512
9780525536543
9780525643562
9780525542872
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID463f5a29-73b8-859e-a88b-4fa07b9c94d7
Grouping Titledigital minimalism choosing a focused life in a noisy world
Grouping Authorcal newport
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-09-24 02:32:15AM
Last Indexed2020-09-24 03:03:54AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9780525536512

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorNewport, Cal,
author_displayNewport, Cal
detailed_location_catalogCentral New Books - 1st Floor
Colonial Heights
McKinley
North Natomas
Valley Hi-North Laguna
display_descriptionA New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestseller
"Newport is making a bid to be the Marie Kondo of technology: someone with an actual plan for helping you realize the digital pursuits that do, and don't, bring value to your life."—Ezra Klein, Vox
Minimalism is the art of knowing how much is just enough. Digital minimalism applies this idea to our personal technology. It's the key to living a focused life in an increasingly noisy world.

In this timely and enlightening book, the bestselling author of Deep Work introduces a philosophy for technology use that has already improved countless lives.
Digital minimalists are all around us. They're the calm, happy people who can hold long conversations without furtive glances at their phones. They can get lost in a good book, a woodworking project, or a leisurely morning run. They can have fun with friends and family without the obsessive urge to document the experience. They stay informed about the news of the day, but don't feel overwhelmed by it. They don't experience "fear of missing out" because they already know which activities provide them meaning and satisfaction.
Now, Newport gives us a name for this quiet movement, and makes a persuasive case for its urgency in our tech-saturated world. Common sense tips, like turning off notifications, or occasional rituals like observing a digital sabbath, don't go far enough in helping us take back control of our technological lives, and attempts to unplug completely are complicated by the demands of family, friends and work. What we need instead is a thoughtful method to decide what tools to use, for what purposes, and under what conditions.
Drawing on a diverse array of real-life examples, from Amish farmers to harried parents to Silicon Valley programmers, Newport identifies the common practices of digital minimalists and the ideas that underpin them. He shows how digital minimalists are rethinking their relationship to social media, rediscovering the pleasures of the offline world, and reconnecting with their inner selves through regular periods of solitude. He then shares strategies for integrating these practices into your life, starting with a thirty-day "digital declutter" process that has already helped thousands feel less overwhelmed and more in control.
Technology is intrinsically neither good nor bad. The key is using it to support your goals and values, rather than letting it use you. This book shows the way.
format_catalogBook
eAudiobook
eBook
format_category_catalogAudio Books
Books
eBook
id463f5a29-73b8-859e-a88b-4fa07b9c94d7
isbn9780525536512
9780525536543
9780525542872
9780525643562
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b25929859.i8041283xNorth Natomas303.4833 N558 20191falsefalseDue Oct 31, 2020nntag
ils:.b25929859.i81462050Folsom Adult303.4833 NEW 20191falsefalseDue Oct 31, 2020fola
ils:.b25929859.i80412853McKinley303.4833 N558 20191falsefalseDue Oct 31, 2020mckag
ils:.b25929859.i80422627Folsom Adult NEW303.4833 NEW 20191falsefalseDue Oct 31, 2020folad
ils:.b25929859.i80412828Central New Books - 1st Floor303.4833 N558 20191falsefalseDue Nov 3, 2020cenad
ils:.b25929859.i83467841Woodland Public Library Adult New Books303.48 New 20191falsefalseDue Nov 3, 2020wdpad
ils:.b25929859.i81528048Folsom Adult303.4833 NEW 20191falsefalseDue Oct 31, 2020fola
ils:.b25929859.i80412816Colonial Heights303.4833 N558 20191falsefalseDue Oct 31, 2020chsag
ils:.b25929859.i80412841Valley Hi-North Laguna303.4833 N558 20191falsefalseDue Oct 31, 2020valag
overdrive:b606f2d5-1645-44a6-b6c1-3dd4602e3a3a-2Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books10falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenChecked Out
overdrive:75f556ca-9a44-4d4e-bfac-1152188f339c-2Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook8falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadChecked Out
itype_catalogAdult Book Non-Fiction
Adult Fiction
last_indexed2020-09-24T10:03:54.266Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog303.4833 N558 2019
owning_library_catalogSacramento Public Library
owning_location_catalogCentral
Colonial Heights
McKinley
North Natomas
Valley Hi-North Laguna
primary_isbn9780525536512
publishDate2019
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b25929859BookBooksEnglishPortfolio/Penguin, [2019]xviii, 284 pages ; 21 cm
overdrive:b606f2d5-1645-44a6-b6c1-3dd4602e3a3aeAudiobookAudio BooksEnglishPenguin Random House Audio Publishing Group2019
overdrive:75f556ca-9a44-4d4e-bfac-1152188f339ceBookeBookEnglishPenguin Publishing Group2019
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b25929859.i8041283xChecked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b25929859.i81462050Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b25929859.i80412853Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b25929859.i80422627Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b25929859.i80412828Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b25929859.i83467841Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 69, 70, 71, 73, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120
ils:.b25929859.i81528048Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b25929859.i80412816Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b25929859.i80412841Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
overdrive:b606f2d5-1645-44a6-b6c1-3dd4602e3a3a-2Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse
overdrive:75f556ca-9a44-4d4e-bfac-1152188f339c-2Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse
subject_facetInformation technology -- Social aspects
Internet addiction -- Social aspects
Technological innovations -- Social aspects
title_displayDigital minimalism : choosing a focused life in a noisy world
title_fullDigital Minimalism Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World
Digital minimalism : choosing a focused life in a noisy world / Cal Newport
title_shortDigital minimalism
title_subchoosing a focused life in a noisy world
topic_facetBusiness
Economics
Information technology
Internet addiction
Nonfiction
Self Help
Self-Improvement
Social aspects
Technological innovations