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Silence: In the Age of Noise

We live in a sea of noise: not just audible noise—though that too—but informational noise. We're flooded with input. Silence is a book about the opposite, about seeking solitude and quiet. It's not particularly controversial; I suspect most people realize that the world is loud. So, I couldn't entirely figure out who the book is for — other than someone who needs nudging to explicitly create space for silence. To that end, it's a good book, but for me, nearly everything it had to offer was already believed and acted upon.


These are entirely subjective, and roughly try to capture my personal enjoyment and usefulness, and how likely I'd recommend it to others. Don't read too much into this unless you love my judgement. Rough guidelines:

A: Top quartile. Changed the way I think about something.

B: Worthwhile. I took away something useful.

C: Didn't hit, wouldn't directly recommend. Likely won't revisit.

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