List Price: $36.00
Save: $4.51 (13%)
FREE delivery Wednesday, July 6 on your first order. Details
Or fastest delivery Saturday, July 2. Order within 4 hrs 3 mins. Details
Only 1 left in stock.
As an alternative, the Kindle eBook is available now and can be read on any device with the free Kindle app. Want to Listen? Try Audible.
[{"displayPrice":"$31.49","priceAmount":31.49,"currencySymbol":"$","integerValue":"31","decimalSeparator":".","fractionalValue":"49","symbolPosition":"left","hasSpace":false,"showFractionalPartIfEmpty":true,"offerListingId":"IdKlQmrmrqp3z%2Fiu1QNewW0ZEkaIDvPCB90jGJ1VPQ%2B%2Bb8vwy97zirLzjlnO19TX28L8gC5ts9NrUdaSNUK%2BHMPnr%2FlcEC%2FRAbCHMSFuqfTXsQinPvXjpzjgOEt3HoigyZFuV9aiqrtSQO6OU6JFT5B2An3q3ingFNGuqIeNANO7jS7D0OwESziEBv46kHnT","locale":"en-CA","buyingOptionType":"NEW"},{"displayPrice":"$23.98","priceAmount":23.98,"currencySymbol":"$","integerValue":"23","decimalSeparator":".","fractionalValue":"98","symbolPosition":"left","hasSpace":false,"showFractionalPartIfEmpty":true,"offerListingId":"1tPn4EU5hdqA%2Fu02iAg2BN86geMkZ7n09kg9hHlOV2M9xzjxqF03JA%2BPy33z2vukd2VZG5iYAqYrXg9TK9zbCz0kKSqup7R%2FHlkPhKoXI60Q2MV05vFW0Ra8aiCS6I98DKuzLzvXXA6%2FBhbkSkgGOpsrIzMKGFWltabfqqsaURqJhDBpYL%2FgdU52JaQj4bZ%2B","locale":"en-CA","buyingOptionType":"USED"}]
$$31.49 () Includes selected options. Includes initial monthly payment and selected options. Details
Price
Subtotal
$$31.49
Subtotal
Initial payment breakdown
Shipping cost, delivery date and order total (including tax) shown at checkout.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
FREE delivery Tuesday, July 5 on your first order. Details
Or fastest delivery Tomorrow, June 30. Order within 11 hrs 18 mins. Details
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by wikibuy
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: A well-cared-for item that has seen limited use but remains in great condition. The item is complete, unmarked, and undamaged, but may show some limited signs of wear. Pages and dust cover are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine is undamaged. All items are packed and shipped from the Amazon warehouse and eligible for Amazon customer service and a 30-day return policy.
Share <Embed>
Have one to sell?
Kindle app logo image

Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. Learn more

Read instantly on your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.

Using your mobile phone camera, scan the code below and download the Kindle app.

QR code to download the Kindle app

Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.

Dedicated: The Case for Commitment in an Age of Infinite Browsing Hardcover – Deckle Edge, May 4 2021

4.3 out of 5 stars 130 ratings

Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
Hardcover, Deckle Edge
$31.49
$25.50 $17.10
Great on Kindle
Great Experience. Great Value.
iphone with kindle app
Putting our best book forward
Each Great on Kindle book offers a great reading experience, at a better value than print to keep your wallet happy.

Explore your book, then jump right back to where you left off with Page Flip.

View high quality images that let you zoom in to take a closer look.

Enjoy features only possible in digital – start reading right away, carry your library with you, adjust the font, create shareable notes and highlights, and more.

Discover additional details about the events, people, and places in your book, with Wikipedia integration.

Get the free Kindle app: Link to the kindle app page Link to the kindle app page
Enjoy a great reading experience when you buy the Kindle edition of this book. Learn more about Great on Kindle, available in select categories.

Enhance your purchase

Frequently bought together

  • Dedicated: The Case for Commitment in an Age of Infinite Browsing
  • +
  • How to Change: The Science of Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
  • +
  • The Heart of Business: Leadership Principles for the Next Era of Capitalism
Total price:
To see our price, add these items to your cart.
Choose items to buy together.

Product description

Review

“Well-versed in the current zeitgeist, Davis is insightful without being preachy, and his wise guide to commitment should be on everyone’s reading list." Booklist (starred review)

“A celebration of caring and community within our often bloodless digital world . . . Davis makes a persuasive case for dedication as ‘an alternative path of life.’” 
Kirkus Reviews

“A manifesto for deeper civic engagement to create a path toward a more robust democracy.” 
The Progressive

"If you have ever struggled to cross the Rubicon and commit to an endeavor that would foreclose other options, then this book is for you. Pete Davis provides a provocative countercultural thesis for our time, explaining why resolve and stamina are in such short supply and how we can, in an era of infinite browsing, learn to be dedicated." 
—Angela Duckworth, author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance and founder and CEO of Character Lab

"Pete Davis is one of America’s most creative and inspiring young writers—sparkling with enthusiasm, yet profound beyond his years. In 
Dedicated he challenges his peers to change America and themselves for the better by committing themselves to something greater than self. It’s a sermon, all right, but it’s far too lively to be just a sermon. And those of us a bit older could learn a thing or two by eavesdropping." —Robert D. Putnam, Research Professor, Harvard Kennedy School, and author of Upswing: How America Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again

“Pete Davis’s 
Dedicated is a magisterial book on the moral Counterculture of Commitment in our shallow culture of money and fear. His depth of wisdom and scope of knowledge are astonishing. And his powerful vision of decency and democracy are compelling.” —Cornel West, Harvard University

"The most countercultural act you can do today may be committing to something for a long period of time, maybe forever. That's the word that married couples tend to balk on these days—not 'love,' 'honor' or even 'obey,' but 'forever' or 'all my life.' In his provocative new book Pete Davis shows us why commitment is so difficult for people today, but why it is also not only beneficial, but necessary, if we are ever to accomplish anything of value or live lives of depth."
—James Martin, SJ, author of Learning to Pray

“This is a brilliant book about one of the defining predicaments of our time: the temptation to keep our options open. Pete Davis is the fresh voice of wisdom that our culture desperately needs—
Dedicated is required reading for the 21st century pursuit of happiness and success.” —Adam Grant, New York Times–bestselling author of Think Again and Originals, and host of the TED podcast "WorkLife"

“An engaging exploration of how to restore meaning and purpose and the satisfactions of enduring commitment in an era of short attention spans and infinite choice. In this greatly expanded version of a 2018 Harvard commencement speech, Pete Davis challenges his generation—and all of us—to reconnect to the institutions and relationships that truly matter—and will build a better world." 
—Drew Gilpin Faust, President Emerita of Harvard University, and author of This Republic of Suffering

"In a society of endless possibilities, I’ve long felt there was something radical about commitment. Instead of letting that insight take the form of a passing thought, Pete Davis devoted himself to exploring the same intuition, and the result is a thoughtful, original, erudite, and inspiring manifesto. We can scroll through life and stay in the shallows, or limit our options and connect on a deeper more satisfying level. Devoting your attention to the wisdom in these pages is a good way to begin.”
—Astra Taylor, documentary filmmaker and author of Democracy May Not Exist, but We'll Miss It When It's Gone

“My dad used to say, ‘If it’s worth doing, it's worth doing right.' It was his take on the importance of dedication. Most everything that matters requires dedication: day-in, day-out, year-in, year-out. At the end of every effort you want to be able to look back and feel the kind of satisfaction that can’t come from staying on the sidelines. Pete Davis’s 
Dedicated is a book that speaks to me and shares important messages and values that can be helpful to anyone who is facing a challenge or simply looking to excel in what’s important to you.” —Cal Ripken Jr., Hall of Fame shortstop and third baseman

"This is the book we need right now, more than ever. There's no useful forward motion without enrollment, and that requires commitment. Pete Davis knows that it's up to each of us to choose to matter."
—Seth Godin, author of This is Marketing

About the Author

Pete Davis is a civic advocate from Falls Church, Virginia. He works on projects aimed at deepening American democracy and solidarity. Pete is the cofounder of the Democracy Policy Network, a state policy organization focused on raising up ideas that deepen democracy. In 2015, he cofounded Getaway, a company that provides simple, unplugged escapes to tiny cabins outside of major cities. His Harvard Law School graduation speech, “A Counterculture of Commitment,” has been viewed more than 30 million times.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster (May 4 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 272 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1982140909
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1982140908
  • Item weight ‏ : ‎ 408 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 14.29 x 2.54 x 21.27 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 130 ratings

About the author

Follow authors to get new release updates, plus improved recommendations.
Brief content visible, double tap to read full content.
Full content visible, double tap to read brief content.

Pete Davis is a writer and civic advocate from Falls Church, Virginia.

He works on civic projects aimed at deepening American democracy and solidarity. Pete is the co-founder of the Democracy Policy Network, a state policy organization focused on raising up ideas that deepen democracy, and is currently co-producing a documentary on the life and work civic guru Robert Putnam. In 2015, he cofounded Getaway, a company that provides simple, unplugged escapes to tiny cabins outside of major cities. His Harvard Law School graduation speech, “A Counterculture of Commitment,” has been viewed more than 30 million times — and was recently expanded into a book: Dedicated: The Case for Commitment in An Age of Infinite Browsing.

Pete is also the author of Our Bicentennial Crisis: A Call to Action for Harvard Law School’s Public Interest Mission, a book on reviving Harvard Law School’s public interest mission, and the co-author of How To Get Away: Finding Balance in our Overworked, Overcrowded, Always-On World, a book articulating Getaway’s philosophy of balancing technology and disconnection, city and nature, and work and leisure. His opinion pieces have appeared in The New York Daily News, Aeon, The Guardian, Fast Company, America Magazine, and The Falls Church News-Press.

Contact Pete at contact@PeteDavis.org, follow Pete on twitter @PeteDDavis, and subscribe to Pete’s newsletter at PeteDavis.substack.com.

Customer reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
4.3 out of 5
130 global ratings

Top reviews from Canada

Reviewed in Canada on July 27, 2021
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in Canada on January 11, 2022

Top reviews from other countries

Hande Z
3.0 out of 5 stars Do not fear
Reviewed in Singapore on October 8, 2021
Verified Purchase
Amazon Kunde
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is a little treasure
Reviewed in Germany on June 7, 2021
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Luis Hurtado
5.0 out of 5 stars Una reflexión valiosa sobre la crisis de la indecisión.
Reviewed in Mexico on May 8, 2022
Verified Purchase
M
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional
Reviewed in the United States on May 8, 2021
Verified Purchase
12 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Destiny_awaits
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best books of the year!
Reviewed in the United States on July 25, 2021
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
Report abuse