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The Tyranny of Email

The Four-Thousand-Year Journey to Your Inbox

By John Freeman
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The Tyranny of Email: The Four-Thousand-Year Journey to Your Inbox by John Freeman

The Tyranny of Email (2011) is about the rise and unprecedented power of email as a form of communication, and the profound effect it has on our lives. We have more access to communication now than at any other time in history; but not everything about email is positive.

  • Email addicts
  • Anyone who has trouble relaxing when they get home from work
  • Psychology and sociology students

John Freeman is an author, poet, book critic and the former editor of Granta, the renowned literary magazine. His work has been featured in several publications, including The New York Times Book Review, The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian and The Wall Street Journal. He won the James Patterson Pageturner Award in 2007.

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