A provocative exhortation to abandon following current affairs, Dobelli’s punchy polemic posits the idea that we would all be both healthier and happier if we shook off our addiction to the news. Written with clarity, precision and undeniable persuasion, Stop Reading the News is a short book that could just possibly change your life.
STOP READING THE NEWS is a vital toolkit for managing the upsetting coronavirus news cycle and finding equilibrium and calm at a time of chaos and uncertainty
In 2013 Rolf Dobelli stood in front of a roomful of journalists and proclaimed that he did not read the news. It caused a riot. Now he finally sets down his philosophy in detail. And he practises what he preaches: he hasn't read the news for a decade.
Stop Reading the News is Dobelli's manifesto about the dangers of the most toxic form of information - news. He shows the damage it does to our concentration and well-being, and how a misplaced sense of duty can misdirect our behaviour.
From the author of the bestselling The Art of Thinking Clearly, Rolf Dobelli's book offers the reader guidance about how to live without news, and the many potential gains to be had: less disruption, more time, less anxiety, more insights. In a world of increasing disruption and division, Stop Reading the News is a welcome voice of calm and wisdom.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 200 g
Dimensions: 182 x 114 x 18 mm
Rolf Dobelli writes clearly, intelligently and convincingly -- Gerhard Schroder
Rolf Dobelli offers plenty of food for thought, and writes clearly - stimulating, amusing, brilliant -- Dr Christoph Franz, former CEO of Lufthansa, Chairman of Roche
Worth reading to explore why news attracts. * The Courier Mail *
Rolf Dobelli's works are informative, insightful, and accessible. In an age of celebrity ignoramuses, he is a true public intellectual. -- Lou Marinoff, Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York
Rolf Dobelli possesses one of Europe's finest minds -- Matt Ridley, author of The Evolution of Everything
Rolf Dobelli is a virtuosic synthesizer of ideas. With wit, grace, and precision he melds science and art in hisjoyful pursuit of wisdom. -- Joshua Greene, professor of psychology, Harvard University, and author of Moral Tribes
Rolf Dobelli is brilliant at converting evidence from scientific research into practical steps that improve personal outcomes. -- Robert Cialdini, author of the international bestseller Influence
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“A convincing manifesto”
Stop Reading the News is a little book with plenty of reasons packed in as to why the news is the root of all evil. That said, many of the reasons seemed to echo each other and each short chapter (2-4 pages) ended... More
“A compelling argument for avoiding the news”
If you find yourself glued to screens, clicking on links, responding to tweets and feeling generally angry with the world then you just may want to read this book, it just may improve your mental health.
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