Using Facebook is like taking a Dyson to your free time! — Gemini Adams
Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) May 17, 2013
With over one billion people now on Facebook—that’s 1 in every 7 of us — an estimated 350 million admits to some form of Facebook Addiction Disorder (F.A.D). Many are increasingly frustrated by their social media obsessed family members, friends and colleagues, but telling others to break the habit—or at least tame it—isn’t easy.
Award-winning author and artist, Gemini Adams, offers a possible solution with The Facebook Diet: 50 Funny Signs of Facebook Addiction and Ways to Unplug with a Digital Detox (Live Consciously Publishing, May 24, 2013) which 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…?”
The Facebook Diet is the first gift book in "Unplug – The Series": a collection of seriously funny books for technology addicts, geeks and the overly wired world. Adams hopes that by approaching the more embarrassing and cringe-worthy behaviors of our social networking excess with humor, readers will be "tickled" to unplug once in a while by taking a digital detox.
Recently profiled by the Huffington Post, Adams is a self-confessed former Facebook junkie with first-hand experience of the battle to break away from technological devices and the struggle to establish digital boundaries. She says, “Bill Hicks noted that watching TV was like taking a can of black spray paint to your third eye. Well, comparatively, using Facebook is like taking a Dyson to your free time.” She adds, “The struggle to focus, stay present and be really, deeply connected with others in this hyper-technologically-connected world is a real and growing issue.”
On Thursday, May 23,7:30 pm, Live Consciously Publishing will host “Get Unplugged” The Facebook Diet book launch party the series at Writers Bootcamp (The Bergamot Station), in Los Angeles. This event combines art exhibit with comedy, music and meditation, aiming to inspire participants to explore how their high-tech lifestyles are impacting their ability for deeper human connection.
Watch the Book Trailer here: http://youtu.be/y4OExudlFTs
Visit Unplug - The Series website here: http://www.unplugseries.com
"A tongue-in cheek look at our social media excess." ––Denver Post
"Highly recommended." ––Midwest Book Review
"Time to rethink our priorities, consider 'The Facebook Diet.'" ––Huffington Post
"Brilliant" — Book Divas