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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Matt Richtel is a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times technology journalist and novelist. He is the author of two previous critically acclaimed novels, Hooked and Devil's Plaything, and his fiction, like his journalism, focuses on the impact of technology on how people live, behave, and love in the 21st century. He won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting for his series on distracted driving. He lives in San Francisco with his family.
As the texting-while-driving epidemic continues to claim
11 teen lives per day,*
it’s time to educate your students about the very real dangers of this
“Richtel’s compassionate and persuasive book deserves a spot next to Fast Food Nation and To Kill a Mockingbird in America’s high school curriculums. To say it may save lives is self-evident."
—New York Times Book Review
*Statistic taken from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Fatality Facts.
Matt Richtel's speech at the National Orientation Directors Association Annual Conference 2014
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