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Bored and Brilliant (30-Minute Excerpt)

By Manoush Zomorodi
Narrated by Manoush Zomorodi / 29 minutes

Grounding her arguments in the neuroscience and cognitive psychology of “mind wandering” —what our brains do when we're doing nothing at all—Manoush includes practical steps you can take to ease the nonstop busyness and enhance your ability to dream, wonder, and gain clarity in your work and life. The outcome is mind-blowing.

Listen to this 30-minute excerpt and get the full audiobook edition of Bored and Brilliant.

It’s time to move “doing nothing” to the top of your to-do list.

In 2015 Manoush Zomorodi, host of WNYC’s popular podcast and radio show Note to Self, led tens of thousands of listeners through an experiment to help them unplug from their devices, get bored, jump-start their creativity, and change their lives. Bored and Brilliant builds on that experiment to show us how to rethink our gadget use to live better and smarter in this new digital ecosystem. In this fascinating new audiobook, Manoush explains the connection between boredom and original thinking, exploring how we can harness boredom’s hidden benefits to become our most productive and creative selves, without totally abandoning our gadgets in the process.

Grounding her arguments in the neuroscience and cognitive psychology of “mind wandering”—what our brains do when we're doing nothing at all—Manoush includes practical steps you can take to ease the nonstop busyness and enhance your ability to dream, wonder, and gain clarity in your work and life. The outcome is mind-blowing.

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“Bored and Brilliant shows the fascinating side of boredom. Manoush Zomorodi investigates cutting-edge research as well as compelling (and often funny) real-life examples to demonstrate that boredom is actually a crucial tool for making our lives happier, more productive, and more creative.”

Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project

“Bored and Brilliant is full of easy steps to make each day more effective and every life more intentional. Manoush’s mix of personal stories, neuroscience, and data will convince you that boredom is actually a gift.”

Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit

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About the Author

Manoush Zomorodi is a podcast host, author, and relentless examiner of the modern human condition.

As host of Note to Self, the podcast from WNYC Studios, she unpacks the forces shaping our accelerating world and guides listeners through its challenges.


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Narrator Manoush Zomorodi
ISBN 5184389278112
Length 29 minutes
Language English
Publisher Macmillan Audio
Publication Date
Edition Unabridged
Libro.fm Rank #47,939 Overall
 

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