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Stop Reading the News: A Manifesto for a Happier, Calmer and Wiser Life

Rolf Dobelli

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Business & management

A manifesto about the toxic effect of news on our well-being, from the internationally bestselling author of THE ART OF THINKING CLEARLY.

News is to the mind what sugar is to the body.

In 2013 Rolf Dobelli stood in front of a roomful of journalists and proclaimed that he did not read the news. It caused a riot. Now he finally sets down his philosophy in detail. And he practises what he preaches: he hasn't read the news for a decade.

STOP READING THE NEWS is Dobelli's manifesto about the dangers of the most toxic form of information - news. He shows the damage it does to our concentration and well-being, and how a misplaced sense of duty can misdirect our behaviour.

From the author of the bestselling THE ART OF THINKING CLEARLY, Rolf Dobelli offers the reader guidance about how to live without news, and the many potential gains to be had: less disruption, more time, less anxiety, more insights. In a world of increasing disruption and division, STOP READING THE NEWS is a welcome voice of calm and wisdom.

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Praise for Stop Reading the News: A Manifesto for a Happier, Calmer and Wiser Life


  • 'Rolf Dobelli writes clearly, intelligently and convincingly'

  • Rolf Dobelli offers plenty of food for thought, and writes clearly - stimulating, amusing, brilliant

  • Rolf Dobelli's works are informative, insightful, and accessible. In an age of celebrity ignoramuses, he is a true public intellectual.

  • Rolf Dobelli possesses one of Europe's finest minds

  • Rolf Dobelli is a virtuosic synthesizer of ideas. With wit, grace, and precision he melds science and art in hisjoyful pursuit of wisdom.

  • Rolf Dobelli is brilliant at converting evidence from scientific research into practical steps that improve personal outcomes.

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Rolf Dobelli

Rolf Dobelli is a Swiss writer, novelist and entrepreneur. He has an MBA and a PhD in economic philosophy from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. He is the bestselling author of The Art of Thinking Clearly, which became an instant bestseller, has sold over three million copies worldwide and been translated into 40 languages, and The Art of the Good Life. Dobelli is also founder and curator of WORLD.MINDS, an invitation-only community of the most distinguished international thinkers, scientists and artists.

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