“His far-ranging research provides a wealth of thought-provoking statistics and details, and The End of Absence has a kinetic energy well-matched to our jumpy attention spans.”
The Washington Post

“Chances are, you’ll recognize yourself in Harris’ writing and note that you, too, enjoyed a life without so much static. Toward the end of his concise work, he takes a monthlong sabbatical leave from the Internet and his cellphone and all their related trappings. He gains no epiphany, though, and offers no sweeping advice for readers. It is, he acknowledges, more meditation than prescription, but it is an illuminating, worthy reckoning of our disjointed, digital life.”
ABC News

The End of Absence works because it does not preach. It combines the wealth of the author’s research and traces our rapid path from analog days to today. It is also an enlightening and humorous study of ‘author as subject’. [It] provides an engaging personal story and a serious look at both the past and the future.”
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

“…thoughtful, researched musings on our connected lives… Harris walks us through his particular muddle with wit, wry honesty, and compassion.”
Christian Science Monitor

“What They’re Reading: Michael Harris” BookPage

“Hot Books” Discover Magazine (September, 2014)

“You Are No Longer Connected To The Internet” Hemispheres magazine

“La Importancia de ne hacer nada” Semana

Excerpt: “War & Peace Tortured Me” Salon

“The End of Solitude” The Financial Express

“The Internet: Too Much of a Good Thing” The Economist

“Digital Detox” BBC Newsnight

“Are We Connected Or Are We Chained?” National Post

“Log Off, Shut Down, and Plug Out for Analogue August” Irish Times

Q&A: Michael Harris Edmonton Journal

“What We’ve Lost in A World Where We’re All Connected” Toronto Star

“2014 and the Art of Unplugging” Vancouver Sun

“The End of Absence: Review” National Post