Here not so long ago with her much-praised first book, In the Mind Fields, Casey Schwartz is here with a book that beautifully mixes memoir, reportage, and research, Attention: A Love Story (Knopf). “Attention: A Love Story had me rapt. Casey Schwartz is a formidable reporter, a rigorous researcher and a true artist of prose. She makes complicated information easily understood and elevates seemingly simple observations to a richer plain of meaning. More than that, though (and this is the toughest job in the business) she is an honest broker when it comes to telling her own story. Unflinching yet never confessional, this book took me to uncomfortable places but always in the most capable hands. It’s the finest of its kind I’ve read in ages.”—Meghan Daum.
“A personal and professional study of the struggle with attention in an age of distraction . . . Unfailingly honest . . . By personalizing her account, and her journey, [Schwartz] enhances the book’s potency without diluting its authority . . . Being attentive is an acquired skill. Schwartz helps us think deeply and clearly about what it offers us.”—Kirkus Reviews.
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