In today’s age of technology, we have access to almost anything, anywhere.  We can be sitting at our desks searching the internet on our computers, or on the park bench surfing the web on your mobile phone.  With such a constant stream of information available to us, such as the news, what is this doing to our minds?

In “The News: A User’s Manual”, de Botton has written the ultimate guide for our frenzied era, certain to bring calm, understanding and a measure of sanity to our daily (perhaps even hourly) interactions with the news machine.