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THE AWARD-WINNING BOOK BY JOEL‏ BROWN 

THE EMPATHY
DIARIES

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“Sherry Turkle’s memoir is a beautiful book. It has gravity and grace; it’s as inexorable as a fable; it drills down into the things that make a life; it works to make sense of existence on both its coded and transparent levels; it feels like an instant classic of the genre.” 

Dwight Garner, New York Times

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• A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice

• A New York Times Critics’ Best Book of 2021

• First Place, National Jewish Book Award, Memoir

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For decades, Sherry Turkle has shown how we remake ourselves in the mirror of our machines. Here, she illuminates our present search for authentic connection in a time of uncharted challenges. Turkle has spent a career composing an intimate ethnography of our digital world; now, marked by insight, humility, and compassion, we have her own.      

In this vivid and poignant narrative, Turkle ties together her coming-of-age and her path-breaking research on technology, empathy, and ethics. Growing up in postwar Brooklyn, Turkle searched for clues to her identity in a house filled with mysteries. She mastered the codes that governed her mother’s secretive life. She learned never to ask about her absent scientist father—and never to use his name, her name. Before empathy became a way to find connection, it was her strategy for survival. Turkle’s intellect and curiosity brought her to worlds on the threshold of change. She learned friendship at a Harvard-Radcliffe on the cusp of coeducation during the antiwar movement, she mourned the loss of her mother in Paris as students returned from the 1968 barricades, and she followed her ambition while fighting for her place as a woman and a humanist at MIT...  READ MORE 

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Reader’s Guide For The Empathy Diaries 

Great for book groups, classrooms and individual readers
Click here for Reader's Guide

 

Sherry Turkle

Sherry Turkle is the Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at MIT, and the founding director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self. Professor Turkle received a joint doctorate in sociology and personality psychology from Harvard University and is a licensed clinical psychologist. Professor Turkle writes on the “subjective side” of people’s relationships with technology, especially computers. She is an expert on culture and therapy, mobile technology, social networking, and sociable robotics. Her newest book, The Empathy Diaries: A Memoir (Penguin Press, March 2021), ties together her personal story with her groundbreaking research on technology, empathy, and ethics. ...  MORE

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Sherry's Recent Thoughts

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HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW:
The Empathy Rules

MIT announced that all instruction, would be in person, with vaccination and regular testing. In context, I found this anxiety-provoking. READ MORE
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THRIVE:
Coming Out Of the Pandemic With Fresh Eyes

Arianna Huffington interviews Sherry Turkle  READ MORE
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MEDIUM:
I Went to Paris to Mourn My Mother 
Like Proust and his madeleine cake, the taste of pain d’épices still reminds me of my initial grief. READ MORE
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TIME MAGAZINE:
The Pandemic Essay

The Pandemic Made Us Strangers to Ourselves

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Sherry Turkle in the Media

New Yorker:
Sherry Turkle's Plugged in Year

The sociologist has critiqued our digital addictions. Now, like the rest of us, she’s been trapped behind her screens. MORE
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Financial Times:
Why was I asked To make Steve Jobs dinner?
The psychologist on difficult parents,
the dangerous seductiveness of the digital — and taking
on sexism in academia
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Clear + Vivid:
with Alan Alda
Sherry Turkle movingly—and candidly—weaves together events in her own life with her dawning understanding of the way technology can weaken human connections. 

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