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3.00869565217391 out of 53.00869565217391 out of 53.00869565217391 out of 53.00869565217391 out of 53.00869565217391 out of 5 3.01 (115 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: P. M. Forni Narrator: David Drummond Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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P. M. Forni, founder of the Civility Initiative at Johns Hopkins, is America’s civility expert. In his first two books, Choosing Civility and The Civility Solution, he taught people the rules of civil behavior and ways of responding to rudeness. Now, in The Thinking Life, he looks at the importance of thinking in our lives: how we do it, why we don’t do enough of it, and why we need to do more of it.

In twelve short chapters, Forni gives listeners a remedy for the Age of Distraction, an age fueled by the internet, Blackberries, and cellphones, all of which make constant demands on our attention, diverting it from one thing to another. After suggesting ways that we can find time to think more, Forni shows us how we can improve our abilities of

  • attention,
  • reflection,
  • introspection,
  • self-control,
  • positive thinking,
  • proactive thinking,
  • effective decision-making strategies,
  • creative thinking, and
  • problem-solving strategies.

Just as he did with civility, Forni puts the importance of good thinking front and center in an audiobook as simple and as profound as his earlier works.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Susan | 1/7/2014

    " A self-help book disguised. I got the impression at times it was aimed at the author's college students. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kathy | 11/11/2013

    " I read this book nice and slow, to absorb the lessons and do some of the exercises at the end of the chapters. I would recommend it to almost anyone. I do think most people live our lives pretty randomly, and this book gives very practical advice on living more thoughtfully. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jeni Brasfield | 10/18/2013

    " We live in a world that is overflowing with distraction... it's a nice reminder to stop and actually think! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by mike | 5/16/2013

    " good "

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About the Author

P. M. Forni is an award-winning professor of Italian Literature at Johns Hopkins University and the author of The Civility Solution and other books. In 2000 he founded the Civility Initiative at Johns Hopkins and over the years has continued to teach courses on the theory and history of manners. Reports on his work have appeared in the New York Times, the Times of London, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times. He lives in Baltimore.