Unplug: A Simple Guide to Meditation for Busy Skeptics and Modern Soul Seekers. While researching that book (I was hoping to get it from my local library, but it wasn't available), I stumbled on Rebekah Borucki's You Have 4 Minutes to Change Your Life. It was rated better, AND it was available for free through Hoopla, the library streaming service. Sounded like a win to me.
Now full disclosure: I didn't actually try most of the meditations. Borucki includes 27 guided meditations. I tried 2 so far. So even though I finished the book, I would not say I have a meditation practice at this point in time. But that's okay. I'd say I'm on my way to getting one. Especially since I bought a physical copy of the book for myself. I really liked how Borucki approached meditation. Anyone can fit in a few minutes in their day for a bit of self-reflection and calm. She also shows you how meditation helped her in her life; it's very easy to see how it can help you in yours from her examples. Some of the later chapters may be a bit of a turn-off to people who aren't overly religious (she talks a lot about divine purpose, etc), but I honestly think that even with this, you will still be able to get the basics of meditation; don't forget, meditation is all about trying to calm your mind and listen to your inner wisdom. You don't need to believe in a higher power to enjoy these benefits. So if you're interested in learning about meditation, I think this is a fabulous book to start with.
6 days ago