Digital Minimalism

On Living Better with Less Technology

by Cal Newport

Learn how to combat screen addiction and get your technology use in check

The urge to pick up our phones every few minutes has become a nervous twitch that shatters our time into shards too small to be present. Our addiction to tech leaves us feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. But it doesn't have to be that way.

In this timely book, professor Cal Newport shows us how to pair back digital distractions and live better with less technology.

Introducing us to digital minimalists -- the calm, happy people who can hold long conversations without furtive glances at their phones or obsessively document everything they eat -- Newport reveals how to live more intentionally in our tech-saturated world.

By following a thirty-day 'digital declutter' process, you'll learn to:

· Rethink your relationship with social media
· Prioritize 'high bandwidth' conversations over low quality text chains
· Rediscover the pleasures of the offline world

Take back control from your devices and become a digital minimalist.

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'Digital Minimalism is the Marie Kondo of mobile phones' Evening Standard

'An eloquent, powerful and enjoyably practical guide to cutting back on screen time' The Times

'An urgent call to action for anyone serious about being in command of their own life' Ryan Holiday

'Cal's call for meaningful and engaged interactions is just what the world needs right now' Daniel Levitin, author of The Organised Mind


  • Penguin Books Ltd; February 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241341155
  • Read online, or download in secure ePub format
  • Title: Digital Minimalism
  • Author: Cal Newport
  • Imprint: Penguin

In The Press

Cal Newport speaks human truth to digital power. He calls out our enslavement to modern devices and calmly presents a better way to live and work


About The Author

Cal Newport is a tenured professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University. In addition to his academic work, Newport writes about the intersection of these technologies with our personal and professional lives. He is the author of five books, including So Good They Can't Ignore You and the bestselling Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World. Newport's ideas have been published in top print publications, including The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, the Financial Times and the Guardian, but as a dedicated digital minimalist, Newport has never had a social media account. Newport lives in Maryland with his wife and two sons.