Book of the week: Lost in information by Astrid Iverslien – A must-read for children, teenagers and parents

Important new book – Lost in information – shows how to break free of smartphone Quagmire.

Fascinating and illuminating book by Norwegian artist, Astrid Iverslien, Lost in information offers a much-needed guide for children and teenagers on understanding the harm caused when attached 24/7 to their smartphones. Using her art to eloquently share transformative strategies to encourage readers to move over from the dark side of their digital addiction, the author details how we can tune ourselves back into seeking human contact, reawakening our concentration skills and relearn the joys of authentic interaction.

Book of the week Lost in information by Astrid Iverslien - A must-read for children, teenagers and parents

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Author and artist Astrid Iverslien’s Lost in information delivers a much needed wake-up call on how we view the relationships we have with our smartphones.   

Book of the week Lost in information by Astrid Iverslien - A must-read for children, teenagers and parents

Using her art to illustrate the often dark and covert ways in which smartphones can hijack our focus, distort reality (especially in terms of the perfectionism portrayed across social media) and deny us hours of authentic living, the author then goes on to explain how through mindful and meditation techniques how the joy of internal peace can be reclaimed.

Whilst this book’s contents may not be what all teenagers or children want to hear, Lost in information is one of the most pertinent books for the here and now.  And in time those kids will undoubtedly find themselves thanking their parents for helping them to return to the light.

The story

A cautionary tale about the danger of the digital deluge but also a guide to finding a journey back to yourself.

Book of the week Lost in information by Astrid Iverslien - A must-read for children, teenagers and parents

The author

Norwegian artist Astrid Iverslien is an art teacher, who has worked with children in secondary schools for several decades. She has seen the rapid impact of social media in society and the changes it has produced, both good and bad. Astrid has previously illustrated several books for children; her latest ‘Astrid & the War’ depicts her childhood spent in Norway during Nazi occupation. She has practised daily meditation for 45 years and deeply believes in its healing powers and a path back to oneself.

Book of the week Lost in information by Astrid Iverslien - A must-read for children, teenagers and parents

The author says:

“In a world overflowing with pings, swipes and notifications, the alluring glow of smartphones threatens to drown an entire generation in digital deluge. Lost in information unveils through the medium of my art, the harmful, and often sinister ways our devices hijack our focus, distort reality and pulls us away from genuine human connections.

“But amidst this modern quagmire, there is hope. I share how to reconnect with yourself on a deeper level by diving into the rejuvenating powers of meditation, and how to uncover the secrets to reclaiming your concentration, revitalising your interactions, and rebalancing your life.

Amazon reader, Kate Rose, says in her five-star review:

“I read this book and found it to be wise and beautifully and thoughtfully illustrated in a way that shows the dangers of technology – particularly to the young – without being too didactic or preachy. Astrid Iverslien is a talented, perceptive artist. The theme is very poignant for today’s societies.”

 

Published by ER Publishing, Lost in information is available to purchase in paperback (ISBN No: 978-1399966146) priced £7.99 on Amazon here.

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