Free Daily Maverick virtual book launch: Rebecca Davis in conversation with international bestselling author Johann Hari on Stolen Focus
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The Daily Maverick’s Rebecca Davis and international bestselling author Johann Hari examine Stolen Focus: Why You Can’t Pay Attention, his latest narrative response to the attention crisis in modern society.
In Stolen Focus, Hari sets out on a global investigative journey into our shortening attention spans. He tells us what he learned from spending three months off the internet, reveals the inside story of the war to grab our attention that is waged every day, and explores why those prescribing mood stimulants to 10% of children in schools are getting it so wrong.
Drawing on more than two hundred interviews with the world’s leading experts on attention problems, Stolen Focus moves beyond individual solutions towards a collective understanding of a problem facing us all. Only by first solving the attention crisis, Hari argues, can we turn to fixing the issues we care about most – and sustain the attention to build a better society.
Date: Thursday 23 June 2022
Time: 12:00 PM SAST