'A Deadly Wandering' tells driver's story after fatal texting incident

'A Deadly Wandering'
'A Deadly Wandering' by Matt Richtel
Book cover courtesy of publisher

In his book "A Deadly Wandering," Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Matt Richtel tells the story of Utah college student Reggie Shaw, who in 2006 killed two scientists while texting and driving.

Richtel, a reporter for the New York Times, follows Shaw after the crash.

From the Christian-Science Monitor review:

A Deadly Wandering, Matt Richtel's keen and elegantly raw - like a tooth-crackingly crisp photograph that bleeds at the edges - story surrounding this disaster is not just a morality tale about texting and driving, but also a probe sent into the world of technology, examining the way it is outstripping our capability to keep up with it, and how we as a culture are feeding bullets into the techno-gun and playing with it. We suffer from this preoccupation/obsession/addiction, and sometimes people die. The verdict is usually negligent homicide.

Richtel joins The Daily Circuit to discuss his new book, and the effects of technology on our brains and our lives.

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