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Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked: About BGSU's Common Read

This guide is is intended to be used with BGSU's 2018-2019 Common Reads selection, Irresistible, by Adam Alter

BGSU's Common Reading Requirement

Each year BGSU selects a book that is required reading for first-time, full-time students.  Faculty incorporate the reading into their fall courses, and the book is discussed throughout the campus community.  The common reading selected for Fall 2018 is Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked by Adam Alter (2017). This book was chosen to enhance discussion of BGSU’s 2018 theme: “It’s Complicated: Our Relationship with Technology.”

Special Common Reading Programming: In addition to reading and discussing the book, the campus community will be invited to a number of events that are being organized to support healthy debate of the issues presented in the book.  Watch for details!

Irresistible book cover                     Dr. Adam Alter

Purpose of this LibGuide

This LibGuide has been created for students, faculty, staff, and others who are reading and discussing BGSU’s 2018 common reading: Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked, by Adam Alter.  We hope that you will click your way through the various tabs and links, watching videos, reading articles, considering questions for discussion and debating the issues with others, and using the information provided here as a starting point for conducting your own research on the many topics related to this book.

Adam Alter at BGSU!

Monday, October 8, 2018 | 7:30 PM (Doors open at 7:00)
Lenhart Grand Ballroom | Bowen-Thompson Student Union
Presentation • Q&A • Book Signing
Dr. Adam Alter
Register for event here!

Enjoy Irresistible!

Woman reading Irresistible on a park bench