Matt Richtel, author of A Deadly Wandering, on tour June 2015

Posted By on May 15, 2015

A Deadly WanderingAbout A Deadly Wandering

• Hardcover: 416 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow (September 23, 2014)

From Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Matt Richtel, a brilliant, narrative-driven exploration of technology’s vast influence on the human mind and society, dramatically-told through the lens of a tragic “texting-while-driving” car crash that claimed the lives of two rocket scientists in 2006.

In this ambitious, compelling, and beautifully written book, Matt Richtel, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the New York Times, examines the impact of technology on our lives through the story of Utah college student Reggie Shaw, who killed two scientists while texting and driving. Richtel follows Reggie through the tragedy, the police investigation, his prosecution, and ultimately, his redemption.

In the wake of his experience, Reggie has become a leading advocate against “distracted driving.” Richtel interweaves Reggie’s story with cutting-edge scientific findings regarding human attention and the impact of technology on our brains, proposing solid, practical, and actionable solutions to help manage this crisis individually and as a society.

A propulsive read filled with fascinating, accessible detail, riveting narrative tension, and emotional depth, A Deadly Wandering explores one of the biggest questions of our time—what is all of our technology doing to us?—and provides unsettling and important answers and information we all need.

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About Matt RichtelMatt Richtel

Matt Richtel is a Pulitzer Prize-winning technology reporter for the New York Times. He is the author of A Deadly Wandering and the novels The Cloud and Devil’s Plaything.

Find out more about A Deadly Wandering and texting-while-driving at

Matt’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, June 2nd: Books on the Table

Wednesday, June 3rd: Bibliophiliac

Thursday, June 4th: Built by Story

Friday, June 5th: Kissin Blue Karen

Monday, June 8th: Stephany Writes

Tuesday, June 9th: Man of La Book

Wednesday, June 10th: Jancee Reads

Thursday, June 11th: Jen’s Book Thoughts

Monday, June 15th: Booksie’s Blog

Tuesday, June 16th: Lilac Reviews

Thursday, June 18th: Doing Dewey


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