The Thinking Life

The Thinking Life Cover

The Thinking Life

How to Thrive in the Age of Distraction

By P. M. Forni; David Drummond (Read by)

Tantor Media Inc, Compact Disc, 9781452605128

Publication Date: November 28, 2011

Description
P. M. Forni, founder of the Civility Initiative at Johns Hopkins, isAmerica's civility expert.In his first two books, Choosing Civility and The Civility Solution, he taught people therules of civil behavior andways ofresponding to rudeness.Now, in The Thinking Life, helooks at the importance of thinking in our lives: how we do it, why we don't do enough of it, and why we need to do more of it. In twelve short chapters, he gives listeners aremedy for the Age of Distraction, an agefueled by theinternet, Blackberries, and cellphones, all ofwhichmake constant demands on our attention, diverting itfrom one thingtoanother.Aftersuggesting ways we can find time to think more, Forni shows us how we can improve our abilities of: AttentionReflectionIntrospectionSelf-controlPositive thinkingProactive thinkingEffective decision-making strategiesCreative thinkingProblem-solving strategiesJust as he did with civility, heputsthe importance of good thinkingfront and center in a bookas simple and as profound as his earlier works.


About the Author
P. M. Forni is an award-winning professor of Italian Literature at Johns Hopkins University and the author of "The Civility Solution" and other books.

David Drummond has made his living as an actor for over twenty-five years, and he received an "AudioFile" Earphones Award for his first audiobook, "Love 'Em or Lose 'Em."


Praise For The Thinking Life

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

Join the Conversation

Join the Conversation

Sign up today to hear about books and authors from an independent bookstore near you.