Series: – Published: Sunday, 19 Aug 2012
Life in twenty-first century America is distracting. Thanks to the ubiquitous nature of media, and countless interruptions from beeping gadgets, it’s becoming difficult not merely to finish a book, but perhaps even a thought. On this program Michael Horton discusses this new culture of distraction with Maggie Jackson, author of Distracted: The Erosion of Attention & The Coming Dark Age. In the second half of the program Mike continues this discussion with Los Angeles Times Book Review Editor, David Ulin, author of The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time.