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The Lonely Century: Coming Together In A World That's Pulling Apart [Paperback-2020]
Noreena Hertz
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Publisher: Sceptre Uk | ISBN: 9781529329261 | Pages: 416

Destined to be a classic Nouriel Roubini A hopeful and empowering vision for how to reconnect with each other and heal our divides. Fascinating Sathnam Sanghera, The Times A hopeful book that couldn t be more important or timely Philippa Perry Timely and important Charlie Brooker Even before a global pandemic introduced us to terms like social distancing, loneliness was already becoming the defining condition of the twenty-first century. But it s also one we have the power to reverse. Combining a decade of research with first-hand reporting, Noreena Hertz takes us from a how to communicate in real life class for smartphone-addicted university students to bouncy castles at Belgian far-right gatherings, from renting a friend and paying for cuddles in the U.S. to nursing home residents knitting bonnets for their robot caregivers in Japan. Packed with bold solutions that we can apply at home, at work and in our neighbourhoods, and with a clear vision for what businesses and governments must do, she explores how our increasing dependence on technology, radical changes to the workplace and decades of policies that have placed self-interest above the collective good, are making us more isolated than ever before. Noreena Hertz helps us to understand why this is the lonely century, how we got here and what each of us can do to help reduce loneliness for ourselves and our communities.

About the Author

NOREENA HERTZ is a renowned thought leader, academic, and broadcaster who was named by The Observer “one of the world’s leading thinkers” and by Vogue “one of the world’s most inspiring women.” Her previous bestsellers—The Silent Takeover, I.O.U. and Eyes Wide Open—have been published in more than twenty countries, and her opinion pieces have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Financial Times, El Pais, Die Zeit and South China Morning Post. She has hosted her own show on America s largest radio network SiriusXM, presented documentaries on Channel 4 and ITV and has spoken at TED, the World Economic Forum in Davos, and Google Zeitgeist. Hertz holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a PhD from Cambridge University. She is based at University College London, where she holds an Honorary Professorship.

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