Johann Hari Unboxing | Stolen Focus Why You Can’t Pay Attention And How To Get It Back

Johann Hari is the author of three New York Times best-selling books and the Executive Producer of an Oscar-nominated movie and an eight-part series starring Samuel L. Jackson.

His latest book, ‘Stolen Focus: Why You Can’t Pay Attention’, was published in January 2022, and received rave reviews everywhere from the Washington Post to the Irish Times to the Sydney Morning Herald. It has been a best-seller on three continents. Johann’s first book, ‘Chasing the Scream: the First and Last Days of the War on Drugs’ was adapted into the Oscar-nominated film ‘The United States Vs Billie Holiday’.It has also been adapted into a documentary series which is available to view now.

His second book,‘Lost Connections: Uncovering The Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions’was described by the British Journal of General Practice as “one of the most important texts of recent years”, and shortlisted for an award by the British Medical Association. Johann’s TED talks have been viewed more than 80 million times. The first is named ‘Everything You Think You Know About Addiction is Wrong’. The second is entitled ‘This Could Be Why You Are Depressed or Anxious’. He has written over the past decade for some of the world’s leading newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Guardian, the Spectator, Le Monde Diplomatique, the Sydney Morning Herald, and Politico. He has appeared on NPR’s All Thing Considered, HBO’s Realtime With Bill Maher, The Joe Rogan Podcast, the BBC’s Question Time, and many other popular shows.

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TED – Johann Hari

Book – Stolen Focus

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New York Times – Why Can’t We Pay Attention Anymore?

The Guardian – Your attention didn’t collapse. It was stolen

NY Post – How it feels to give up the internet for three months

Fast Company – 3 reasons you can’t focus right now (and why it’s not your fault)

The Telegraph – How to reclaim your stolen focus and learn to pay attention again

InsideHook – Have Screens Ruined Our Ability to Read and Engage With Complex Literature?

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