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A Deadly Wandering Low Price CD

A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption in the Age of Attention

Matt Richtel, Fred Berman (Read by)

CD-Audio

List Price: 19.99*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (9/22/2014)
Hardcover (9/23/2014)
Paperback (6/2/2015)
Compact Disc (9/23/2014)

October 2014 Indie Next List

“A Deadly Wandering is a riveting account of the fatal tragedy and subsequent seminal legal -- and moral -- battle that led to texting-while-driving bans being signed into law. It links neuroscientific research, legal undertakings, and narrative nonfiction that is full of vivid, heartbreaking, real-life characters to expose and objectively question our modern glorification of multitasking and technological connectedness. Richtel's exceptional reporting will absolutely change the way you think about the devices that keep us online, and you will close this book transformed. This is one of the most important books of our time.”
— Julia Sinn, Bookshop Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
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Description

From Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Matt Richtel, a brilliant, narrative-driven exploration of technology’s vast influence on the human mind and society, dramatically-told through the lens of a tragic “texting-while-driving” car crash that claimed the lives of two rocket scientists in 2006.

In this ambitious, compelling, and beautifully written book, Matt Richtel, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the New York Times, examines the impact of technology on our lives through the story of Utah college student Reggie Shaw, who killed two scientists while texting and driving. Richtel follows Reggie through the tragedy, the police investigation, his prosecution, and ultimately, his redemption.

In the wake of his experience, Reggie has become a leading advocate against “distracted driving.” Richtel interweaves Reggie’s story with cutting-edge scientific findings regarding human attention and the impact of technology on our brains, proposing solid, practical, and actionable solutions to help manage this crisis individually and as a society.

A propulsive read filled with fascinating, accessible detail, riveting narrative tension, and emotional depth, A Deadly Wandering explores one of the biggest questions of our time—what is all of our technology doing to us?—and provides unsettling and important answers and information we all need.

HarperAudio, 9780062400987

Publication Date: June 2, 2015



About the Author

Matt Richtel is a Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times reporter and bestselling nonfiction and mystery author. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, Meredith, a neurologist, and their two children. In his spare time, he plays tennis and piano and writes (not very good) songs. Visit him online at www.mattrichtel.wordpress.com.