Book Review: The Facebook Diet

Hello my name is Katie and I might be a facebook addict… I just finished reading “The Facebook Diet” and it contains a whole bunch of “you may be addicted to facebook if…” I have to say, some may be a bit over the top and extreme for me, but some hit a little too close to home in this humorous book! (Yes, I do have an account for my imaginary friend…)

After you go through the list to see if you may be addicted to facebook (and honestly everyone is probably guilty or one or two things if they have an account!) there are some tips – the facebook diet – things that you can do to try and kick your habit!  Again, some of these are humorous but others are legitimate things that you can try.

I often try to go “off the grid” or leave my phone behind – some days it is easier than others, that is for sure.  I’ve never deactivated my account (come on, that wouldn’t last long at all!) or done anything more extreme than that… but if I am at my personal computer more often than not I have a Facebook tab open and a Twitter tab and I refresh them constantly.  It really is a terrible habit and I sometimes wonder how much more free time I’d have if not for refreshing social media pages… but never enough to stop doing it and find something else to do with my time!

I received a free e-copy of this book to read from the publisher through NetGalley in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.


About the book

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 photo’s for the perfect profile pic.

Many get frustrated with the screen-centric behaviors of their Facebook junkie friends, partners, colleagues or family members. Yet telling others to break the habit–or at least tame it–isn’t easy.

Author and illustrator, Gemini Adams, inspires them to examine the health of their high-tech habits and possibly consider taking The Facebook Diet by following the funny tech-detox tips that encourage readers to unplug once in a while.

An entertaining gift book for the Facebook junkie in every family.

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