Truth Uncorked: Maggie Jackson, Author of “Distracted”

Thursday, January 15th 2009 at 6:30 pm
Thursday, January 15th 2009 at 8:00 pm
Dactyl Foundation, 64 Grand St. (between W. Broadway and Wooster).

CFI's next Truth Uncorked wine and conversation event will take place on Thursday, January 15 with Maggie Jackson .   Jackson is an award-winning author and journalist known for her penetrating coverage of U.S. social issues. She writes the popular "Balancing Acts" column in the Sunday Boston Globe , and her work has also appeared in The New York Times , Gastronomica and on National Public Radio.  Her latest book, Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age (Prometheus Books, 2008) details the steep costs of our current epidemic deficits of attention, while revealing the astonishing scientific discoveries that can help us rekindle our powers of focus in a world of speed and overload.  A former foreign correspondent for The Associated Press in Tokyo and London, Jackson has won numerous awards for her coverage of work-life issues, including the Media Award from the Work-Life Council of the Conference Board.

Cosponsored by the Dactyl Foundation for the Arts & Humanities.

Thurs., Jan. 15, 6:30 p.m. at the Dactyl Foundation, 64 Grand Street.

Space is Limited; RSVP recommended . $20 includes admission and wine. To RSVP, call (212) 504-2935 or e-mail nyc [at] centerforinquiry [dot] net.