Digital Minimalism: On Living Better with Less Technology

A practical guide to outwitting the addiction specialists who have you in their sights.

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Learn how to combat screen addiction and get your technology use in check

The urge to pick up our phones every few minutes has become a nervous twitch that shatters our time into shards too small to be present. Our addiction to tech leaves us feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. But it doesn't have to be that way.

In this timely book, Professor Cal Newport shows us how to pare back digital distractions and live better with less technology.

Introducing us to digital minimalists – the calm, happy people who can hold long conversations without furtive glances at their phones or obsessively document everything they eat – Newport reveals how to live more intentionally in our tech-saturated world.

By following a thirty-day 'digital declutter' process, you'll learn to:

  • Rethink your relationship with social media
  • Prioritize 'high bandwidth' conversations over low quality text chains
  • Rediscover the pleasures of the offline world

Take back control from your devices and become a digital minimalist.


“I challenge you not to devour this wonderful book in one sitting. I certainly did, and I started applying Cal’s ideas to my own life immediately.” - Greg McKeown, author of Essentialism

“What a timely and useful book! It’s neither hysterical nor complacent – a workable guide to being thoughtful about digital media. It’s already made me rethink some of my media use in a considered way.” - Naomi Alderman, author of The Power

“Newport is making a bid to be the Marie Kondo of technology: someone with an actual plan for helping you realize the digital pursuits that do, and don’t, bring value to your life.” - Ezra Klein, founder of

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