Book review: The Facebook Diet


Title: The Facebook Diet:  50 Funny Signs of Facebook Addiction and Ways to Unplug with a Tech-Detox
Author: Gemini Adams
Genre: Humor
Publication date: 30 January 2013
Source: NetGalley
Buy links:
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Goodreads burb:

There are now 1 billion people on Facebook. That’s 1 in every 7 people on the planet. And 34% of all users check their account before brushing their teeth or hair in the mornings!

Everyone 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 photo’s for the perfect profile pic.

The Facebook Diet (the first in The Unplug Series) takes a tongue-in-cheek look at this love for social media, featuring 50 hilarious cartoons that pinpoint the more idiotic, embarrassing and cringe-worthy behaviors of this modern approach to communication.

It’s the ideal gift for Facebook junkies everywhere. Helping them find light-relief and the ability to laugh at this tech-takeover, which may inspire them to occasionally unplug with a tech-detox.

My thoughts:

A few months back, this book would have been cute but not really relevant to my life.  Then I discovered Facebook.  Now I can see myself in so many of the cartoons that I had to giggle to myself self-consciously.  Some of the cartoons are a little extreme but who am I to say that it is not real to some people – lol.

The first part of the book is cartoons with little taglines and the second is the self-help part if you need to get your life back.  Admittedly I am not at the total addiction stage but it was still fun to read some the “detox” ideas.  I love the “unplug” suggestion.

I enjoyed this book and think it would make an excellent gift for that special someone in you life – you know, the one with their smartphone attached to their hand 🙂



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