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The Facebook Diet by Gemini Adams

Friday, December 20, 2013

Award-winning author and illustrator, Gemini Adams, inspires us to examine the health of our high-tech habits in this entertaining gift book with a tongue-in-cheek look at our love of social media. 

This Mom's Choice Gold Award winning book features a series of 50 hilarious cartoons that complete the question, "You Know You're a Facebook Addict When...?" in which Adams cleverly illustrates the more idiotic, embarrassing and cringe-worthy behaviors of our social networking excess.

Packed with funny digital detox tips that gently 'poke' at readers to unplug once in a while, this laugh-out-loud gift book is guaranteed to bring a smile of recognition to Facebook junkies everywhere!

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Goodreads Summary

I will admit to being on Facebook and I can see the value in this book!  So many of us are constantly checking Facebook during times when we shouldn't be such as work or in the middle of the night.  A lot of us are very concerned with how many likes a status gets, but are not so concerned with what neighbors think of us.  It's an interesting concept.  I liked how the author used humor to subtly point out how ridiculous we are with our social media addictions.  It's something that we all know instinctively, but rarely recognize.

The illustrations were fun, but not hilarious.  I liked how the author suggested a Facebook detox.  I think that's something we could all use, but would have a hard time sticking too.  I find that when I finally make an interesting friend that I am not on Facebook as much; I guess it's time to go out and actually talk to people!

3 1/2 Stars

This product or book may have been distributed for review, this in no way affects my opinions or reviews.


  1. Susan T. said...:

    My aunt is a total facebook addict so this would be a funny gift for her!

  1. Berenice said...:

    Hehe, this book sounds like fun! I'd love to check out the illustrations. I actually don't have a Facebook account so I can't really relate but I know many, many Facebook addicts, hehe =D.