What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
by Nicholas Carr
Nicholas Carr’s bestseller The Shallows has become a foundational book in one of the most important debates of our time: As we enjoy the internet’s bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply? This 10th-anniversary edition includes a new afterword that brings the story up to date, with a deep examination of the cognitive and behavioral effects of smartphones and social media.
New York Times bestseller • Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize
“This is a book to shake up the world.”
"A modern classic of internet criticism."
― Chicago Tribune
"Absorbing [and] disturbing."
― Wall Street Journal
― Boston Globe
"A book everyone should read."
― American Scientist
About the Author
Nicholas Carr is an acclaimed writer whose work focuses on technology, economics, and culture. His books, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist "The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains," have been translated into more than 25 languages. He is a visiting professor of sociology at Williams College in Massachusetts and was formerly executive editor of the Harvard Business Review. In 2015, he received the Neil Postman Award for Career Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity from the Media Ecology Association.