Monday, March 4, 2013

'Hamlet's Blackberry' author at the American Library in Paris

The American Library in Paris presents William Powers, author of Hamlet's Blackberry: Building a Good Life in the Digital Age, Wednesday March 13, 2013 at 19:30 during the library's Evenings with an Author.

Powers, in his New York Times Bestselling book, goes beyond the current discussion and debate on whether new technology is harming our brains, our relationships and our lives but more to the point, how to deal with it and how we strike a balance.  Drawing on his own life and our technological advances, as well as including masterful thinkers like Shakespeare and Thoreau, Powers examines connectedness and its opposite and ways to balance to enrich our lives in the digital age.

Bob Woodward, (whom Powers once worked for) calls it "a brilliant and thoughtful handbook for the internet age." Laura Lippman, New York Times Bestselling novelist says it, "changed my life". Simon Winchester, author of The Professor and the Madman says Powers "offers in these pages an oasis of serenity and sanity."

You can read more about Powers' background at both linked sites above and buy his book here.
Another book I can't wait to read is one he mentions on his website in the News column called Race Against the Machine by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee on the economic damage being created by the rising competence of technology in the workplace. It's promised to be a quick read (only 59 pages) so I bought mine. You can buy yours here.

American Library in Paris  is located at:
10, rue du General Camou
(Just off the Champs de Mars and the Eiffel Tower)
75007 Paris, France
• Tel. +33 (0)1 53 59 12 60 
Tues-Sat: 10h-19h, Sun: 13h-19h.


  1. Bonjour Kirsten!

    It is so true; so many good books, so little time! I am trying to ENJOY and finish two books at a time right now. I have to carry the wherever I go, in case I get stuck waiting somewhere!

    Good suggestions here that I need to check out! BISOUS, Anita

  2. You read the most wonderful books. I've missed you, friend.

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