A Deadly Wandering: A Mystery, A Landmark Investigation, And The Astonishing Science Of Attention…

Paperback | June 2, 2015

byMatt Richtel

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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.

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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 beautifu...

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A Best Book of the YearSan Francisco ChronicleChristian Science MonitorKirkus ReviewsWinnipeg Free Press One of the year's most original and masterfully reported books, A Deadly Wandering by Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times journalist Matt Richtel interweaves the cutting-edge science of attention with the tensely plotted story of ...

Matt Richtel is a Pulitzer Prize-winning technology reporter for theNew York Times. He is the author ofA Deadly Wanderingand the novelsThe CloudandDevil's Plaything.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.94 inPublished:June 2, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:006228407X

ISBN - 13:9780062284075

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“Each page is... irresistible. ... A richly detailed and compellingly readable exploration of the ‘clash’ between our brains and the electronic devices that, for many of us, have become essential to ‘every facet of life.’”