Tyranny of E-mail: The Four-Thousand-Year Journey to Your Inbox

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Product Details
Price
$16.99
Publisher
Scribner Book Company
Publish Date
Pages
244
Dimensions
5.56 X 0.69 X 8.48 inches | 0.49 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781416576747
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About the Author
JOHN FREEMAN is an award-winning writer and book critic who has written for numerous publications, including The New York Times Book Review, the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, and The Wall Street Journal. Freeman won the 2007 James Patterson PageTurner Award. He is the editor-in-chief of Granta and lives in New York City.
Reviews
"[Freeman] brings the reader a fresh, intelligent look at email's infiltration into and influence over every aspect of 21st century life. . . . The Tyranny of E-mail serves as an engaging reality check."--The Daily Beast
"[A] thoughtful and provocative book."--Seattle Times
"We live in a culture devoted to technology, and yet most of us cannot find the time to consider its history or its consequences. John Freeman has made the time, and has thought carefully about how we have gotten here.... Freeman knows his history, and he offers an engaging account of the evolution of correspondence."--Bookforum
"An elegant self-help book. . . . Freeman uses lush prose and invokes examples from great literature to make his points. He comes at things not from a giddy utopian perspective that permeates most writing about technology but from a humanist one. It makes the book refreshing and powerful."--Boston Globe
"Freeman offers up fascinating trivia . . . [and] makes a persuasive case that e-mail has at once corroded epistolary communication and strangled workplace productivity."--The New Yorker
"E-mail is eating us alive . . . Luckily for us [John Freeman] has a solution."--Chicago Tribune
"A book with a title this bold and provocative . . . requires an airtight and compelling case to back it up. To keep us reading, the book must also inform and entertain. John Freeman . . . delivers on all counts."--The Oregonian