Tuesday 19 February 2013

Book ~ "The Facebook Diet: 50 Funny Signs of Facebook Addiction and Ways to Unplug with a Digital Detox" (2013) Gemini Adams

From Goodreads ~ A humorous gift book that takes a tongue-in-cheek look at our love of social media through a series of 50 hilarious cartoons that complete the question, "You Know You're a Facebook Addict When ...?" by identifying the more idiotic, embarrassing and cringe-worthy behaviors of our social networking excess.

With over 1 billion people now on Facebook (that's 1 in every 7 people on the planet) and 34% of all users checking their account before brushing their teeth or hair in the mornings, it seems most can confess to an addictive Facebook habit; whether it's stalking an ex, faking bathroom breaks to read news, checking-in wherever they go, or art-directing photos for the perfect profile pic.

Many get frustrated with the screen-centric behaviors of their Facebook junkie friends, colleagues or family members. Getting them to break the habit—or tame it-—isn't easy.

Award-winning author and illustrator, Gemini Adams, inspires us to examine the health of our high-tech habits, encouraging readers to ‘unplug once in a while’ by taking The Facebook Diet and following the funny digital detox tips. 

This is a quick read if you are a Facebook addict user or know one.

There are 50 cartoons depicting a Facebook addict like this one:

Some are cute ... some are a bit racy (so don't leave it around where your kids will see it.).

At the end are tips on how to unplug and take a tech-detox ... like this one:

I received a copy of this ebook at no charge in exchange for my honest review.


Knit and Purl Mama said...

Lol! I deleted my account almost 2 weeks ago and I don't regret it!

Adaptable Kay said...

I know SEVERAL people this book would be appropriate for. LOL

Laura Brown said...

I stopped using Facebook except for keeping in touch with family.

Masshole Mommy said...

I am on FB every day, I can't imagine not having it.