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SLOW PRODUCTIVITY Is Amazon Editors’ #1 Pick in Business and Leadership

Amazon Editors have selected Cal Newport’s SLOW PRODUCTIVITY (Portfolio) as their #1 pick among business and leadership books of 2024 so far. Lindsay Powers writes: “A refreshing read that urges us to focus on quality over quantity, lean out, and find meaning in our every day.” 


NPR staffers chose their favorite books of the year so far, and Cal Newport’s SLOW PRODUCTIVITY (Portfolio) was among them. Copy editor Preeti Aroon said: "If you’re the typical knowledge worker, your life is overwhelmed by a dizzying flurry of emails and Slack messages breaking your focus every few minutes. You breathlessly ricochet from task to task yet never get enough real work done. Stop. Take a deep breath. Then read Slow Productivity.... If enough knowledge workers embrace slow productivity, we can revolutionize the world of work.”

The New York Times Features SLOW PRODUCTIVITY

The New York Times asked time-management experts which productivity books they use, and Cal Newport’s SLOW PRODUCTIVITY (Portfolio) was second on the list. “Several experts recommended books by Cal Newport, a professor of computer science at Georgetown University.”

BRAVE THE WILD RIVER Wins Reading the West Award

Melissa Sevigny’s BRAVE THE WILD RIVER: The Untold Story of Two Women Who Mapped the Botany of the Grand Canyon (W.W. Norton) has won the 34th Annual Reading the West Book Award in the biography/memoir category. Watch Melissa’s award and acceptance starting at the 2:20 mark.

MAJOR TAYLOR Included on Bank Street College of Education’s 2024 Best Children’s Books of the Year List

Charles R. Smith Jr.'s MAJOR TAYLOR was named one of the Best Children's Books of the Year by Bank Street College of Education.