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Posted April 13, 2010
Facebook has become such a staple of electronic life, I don't know how we ever lived without it. Facebook Fairytales is a book that gathers 25 "warm fuzzy" stories that all were a result of Facebook. From a stranger donating a kidney to lost pets Emily Liebert has gathered stories that are guaranteed to make your eyes leak and reaffirm your belief in humanity.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 8, 2010
Heartwarming book that will make a great Mother's Day gift
I have small children and I don't have much time to myself. The short story format was perfect. I read one chapter a night. It was nice to end my day with a positive and uplifting view of humanity. Liebert really captured the intense emotion of each tale. I enjoyed Facebook Fairytales so much that I am buying it for my mother and mother-in-law for Mother's Day.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 5, 2010
Facebook Fairytales by Emily Liebert
Are you addicted to Facebook like me? Know someone who is? Then this book is a MUST BUY! Uplifting, true stories of real Facebook users will inspire and delight you. I LOVE this book!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 7, 2010
Posted March 29, 2010
Facebook Fairytale Fan!!
Although I was not a member of Facebook, I was intrigued when I read about Emily Liebert's new book Facebook Fairytales. From page one, I was hooked on the fascinating stories she recounts and impressed by her style. Reading this entertaining and informative book has made me realize what a powerful and life changing force Facebook is. I look forward to the sequel!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 26, 2010
'Facebook Fairytales' a dose of sweetness
There are a number of genuinely touching stories in "Facebook Fairytales: Modern-Day Miracles to Inspire the Human Spirit," many of them truly moving.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
If you're looking for inspiration, you may well find it here.
But there's just a little too much sweetness for my taste. The book reminds me of old Reader's Digest pieces where hurdles are leapt, boundaries exceeded and justice prevails.
Yes, I'm glad sisters were reunited, and that someone got her cat or a ring back and those are important events to those featured.
But the stories, while interesting to the subjects, seem weak to me. Perhaps it's the repetitiveness. The Facebook connection is relatively simple--someone is able to track down someone else through the giant social network site.
If you're in need of a little uplifting, this book might do it It's possible someone will be inspired to use these stories to improve their own lives. And we certainly could all use some good news and inspiration these days. Afterall, that's all fairytales ultimately promise. Maybe I'm too cynical but it just didn't do it for me.
Posted March 5, 2010
Sharp Writing and Good Reporting is Alive and Well
It's alive and well in this book!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Who better to report this happy news than someone who was interviewed for Facebook Fairytales by Emily Liebert? That would be me.
In a chapter spritely entitled "Magic Touch," Emily Liebert tells the story of my now 22-year-old son Dan Mulvaney who suffers from severe Autism and -- like many people with Autism - uses Facebook. It helps him to slowly digest facial expressions and respond to people on his own terms, in his own space, in his own time frame. It works the same way for Chou Chou Scantlin, a Washington D.C. based 56-year-old gorgeous and talented showgirl and singer - and former Shakespearean actress -- who has high functioning Autism and yes, is Facebook friends with my son Dan.
Emily got our story right. She got the facts right, the tone and the warmth - and the urgency of Facebook. As an author and a journalism professor, this leads me to believe she got the whole book right. So as I read the other fascinating stories in this compact but important volume which is about our society, as much as it is about social networking, I feel confident I am hearing more real voices from real people.
The layout is ingenious and gorgeous. If you appreciate art in the production of books, then this is a must buy.
Posted April 4, 2010
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