I thought this is philosophy at it's best: it's about life, and offers a different take on things than you find normally. Distraction is the bugbear of our age. It's hard to know what to do about it. Why is turning off the TV so painful? But if you can't beat it, can you make it work for you? That's what the book is about. Really, distractions are just a reflection of the demands and necessities of life. So they can be thought of as prompts into thinking about just what you want to put your time into. There is such a thing as meaningful distractions, if you can work out what they might be. The book concludes with the nice thought that life is to be smiled at, not flinched from. I liked that modesty.