Carlos Whittaker Unveils the True Beauty of Connection with New Book "Reconnected"

Carlos Whittaker

Bestselling author and renowned thought leader/speaker Carlos Whittaker announces the upcoming release of his highly anticipated book, "RECONNECTED: How 7 Screen-Free Weeks with Monks and Amish Farmers Helped Me Recover the Lost Art of Being Human." A guide for resetting your life in a tech-saturated world, and an invitation into the connection and community that feels so elusive today, "RECONNECTED" releases on September 10 in both print and digital formats via HarperCollins and is available now for preorder.

In a world dominated by screens and technology, Whittaker takes readers on an extraordinary journey of self-discovery and reconnection. "RECONNECTED" chronicles his seven-week experience of unplugging from the digital noise, completely screen free, as he split his time between a monastery, an Amish farm, and home with his family. Immersing himself in the timeless wisdom and traditions of these communities, Whittaker blends the inspiring story of this experiment with practical guidance and shares invaluable insights and strategies how you can reset your relationship with screens and step into a life of real connection.

"Over the course of seven weeks I spent time with 20 Benedictine monks in the high desert of Southern California in 23 hours a day of silence, lived on an Amish sheep farm, working the land and sheering sheep, and learned how to exist with my family and truly connect with them...completely unplugged," says Whittaker. "On top of that, I even had my brain scanned by a neuroscientist before and after the experiment to see what changed...and the results were quite staggering."

Not many people have the opportunity to spend weeks entirely devoid of phone and computer screens, but Whittaker's radical, screen-free experiment yields hope and wisdom to everyone who has felt the loneliness, low-key despair, and paradoxical disconnectedness that accompanies the always-on, always-plugged-in nature of modern life. Now bringing his message to the masses, readers who take this journey with Whittaker will:

  • Learn how to cut through the divisive, polarizing effects of social media and build real community, even with people who are very different from them;

  • Rediscover the joy of noticing and savoring the beauty of the world beyond their phone screens;

  • Remember how experiencing boredom, solitude, and even getting lost (all but eradicated by smartphones) can bring opportunities for new discoveries about themselves and the world around them; and

  • Reset their relationship with screens and social media forever.

Blending wisdom from the past, practices of intentionality and community, and Whittaker's engaging communication style that has led to the explosive growth of his social media presence over the past few years, "RECONNECTED" dives deep into the heart of human experience, unveiling profound insights and practical wisdom. Through engaging storytelling, Whittaker invites readers to rediscover the simple moments that hold the power to bring immense joy, connection, and love into their lives.

"I didn't disconnect for seven weeks...I actually reconnected!," says Whittaker. "What I thought was going to be an experiment about the perils of screens, rapidly shifted to be an experiment about the beauty of human connection a how to recover what has been lost in our current culture."

Adds Whittaker, "There's a lot of books and content about the dangers of our phones...but this isn't one of those. The problem isn't the phone. It's that we have simply forgotten how we connected before them. I hope this book reminds you of the beauty that is beyond the screen."

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