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The Thinking Life

How to Thrive in the Age of Distraction
Narrated by: David Drummond
Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
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P. M. Forni, author of Choosing Civility, turns his attention to the importance of thinking in our lives and gives listeners a remedy for the Age of Distraction.

©2011 P. M. Forni (P)2011 Tantor

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"A deft exploration that urges us to think before speaking." ( Kirkus Starred Review)

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  • Mark
  • Reno, NV, United States
  • 07-04-12

This book in three words - thinking is good

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Couldn't get into the book. It goes over and over how taking some time out of your day to just think is helpful. I agree but the book comes of as little more than a Westernized, non-spiritual exhortation to meditate. I've heard the same arguments numerous times by Zen and Buddhist writers, only those spoke to me more. Maybe if Buddhism turns you off -- and books on the benefits of prayer haven't worked either -- then this might speak to you. But I found it repetitive and not told in a way that inspired me so I gave up about two-thirds through.

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