Irresistible: Why you are addicted to technology and how to set yourself free (Paperback)
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Irresistible: Why you are addicted to technology and how to set yourself free (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 17/08/2017
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Our world is filled with addictive experiences, from social media and messaging to rolling news and video streaming. They affect our ability to relax, develop relationships and achieve meaningful goals.

Psychologist Adam Alter explains why we can't stop scrolling, clicking and watching. And offers practical advice for using technology differently - and leading a happier life.

'Brilliant. Irresistible offers...much-needed solutions' Susan Cain, author of Quiet

'With great clarity...Irresistible digs down into exactly how technology has us hooked' - The Times

'Fascinating' - Malcolm Gladwell

'Your sanity will thank you for reading it' - Oliver Burkeman 

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781784701659
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 293 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A truly addictive book ... a fascinating and much needed exploration of one of the most troubling phenomena of modern times" -- MALCOLM GLADWELL
"Brilliant. Irresistible offers a crucial understanding of how we are psychologically tethered to our devices, along with much-needed solutions" -- SUSAN CAIN author of QUIET
"Essential reading if you've ever wondered why some experiences are so addictive, and how to regain control of your time, finances, and relationships" -- CHARLES DUHIGG, author of THE POWER OF HABIT
"An important, groundbreaking book about why we're addicted to technology, how we got here, and what we should do next" -- ARIANNA HUFFINGTON, author of THRIVE
"There could be no better guide than Adam Alter to a technological landscape that's increasingly designed to turn us into addicts. Your sanity will thank you for reading it" -- OLIVER BURKEMAN, author of THE ANTIDOTE

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Penelope Bullock at Lancaster

“Put down your phone and pick up this book.”

A fascinating, informative and slightly frightening look at our burgeoning addictions to technology. Looking at why and how this is happening but also suggesting how we can manage it this is a book that everyone who... More

“Read it!!”

I absolutely loved Irresistible. It is fascinating, slightly disturbing, and incredibly readable. This is Smart Thinking at its very best- illuminating and essential.

Adam Alter delves into the subject of... More

Hardback edition
26th February 2017
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“"Half of the developed world is addicted to something..."”

A fascinating and thought-provoking look at behaviour addiction and how technology impulsively affects our every day lives. Easy to follow with interesting facts and anecdotes. A great read!

Hardback edition
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14th May 2017
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