From the host of MTV's #1 show Catfish comes the definitive guide about how to connect with people authentically in today's increasingly digital world.
IN REAL LIFE: Love, Lies & Identity in the Digital Age
As the host of the wildly popular TV series Catfish which investigates online relationships to determine whether they are based on truth or fiction (spoiler: it's almost always fiction).
Nev has become the Dr. Drew of online relationships. His clout in this area springs from his own experience with a deceptive online romance, about which he made a critically acclaimed 2010 documentary (also called Catfish). In that film Nev coined the term "catfish" to refer to someone who creates a false online persona to reel someone into a romantic relationship. The meme spread rapidly.
Now Nev brings his expertise to the page, sharing insider secrets about:
-what motivates catfish
-why people fall for catfish
-how you can avoid being deceived
-rules for dating both online and off
-how to connect authentically with others over the internet
-how to turn an online relationship into a real-life relationship
...and much, much more.
Peppered throughout with Nev's personal stories, this book delves deeply into the complexities of online identity. Nev shows us how our digital lives are affecting our real lives, and provides essential advice about how we should all be living and loving in the era of social media.
|Publisher:||Grand Central Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Nev Schulman is the host of MTV's #1 series, Catfish, which 2.6 million people watch in the U.S., plus millions more worldwide in 25 other countries.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Catfishing: A Primer
Chapter 1 My Catfish Story, Part One 9
Chapter 2 What Is a Catfish? 24
Chapter 3 Fishing for Compliments: What Motivates Catfish? 33
Chapter 4 Hook, Line, and Sinker: Why People Fall for Catfish 43
Chapter 5 How to Identify a Catfish 52
Chapter 6 Catfish: The TV Show 60
Part 2 How to Live and Love Online
Chapter 7 My Catfish Story, Part Two 73
Chapter 8 A Brave New World Wide Web 87
Chapter 9 The Myth of the Little White Lie 95
Chapter 10 Avat-Are You Kidding Me? 100
Chapter 11 You Are What You Tweet 107
Chapter 12 Less Is More (Except When It Comes to Chest Hair) 113
Chapter 13 Love at First Skype; Or, Nev's Rules for Online Dating 126
Part 3 How to Live and Love Offline, Too
Chapter 14 My Catfish Story, Part Three 137
Chapter 15 Repeat After Me… 150
Chapter 16 Friends versus "Friends" 159
Chapter 17 How to Apologize 178
Chapter 18 You/Me/Us 188
Chapter 19 Relationships and Self-Esteem 199
Chapter 20 You Only Regret the Things You Don't Do 207
Chapter 21 Digital Detox 213
Chapter 22 Fame Fail 225
Chapter 23 Put On a Smiley Face 231
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Great handbook for e-dating and social media matching for Gen Millennial. If you only know Nev from the Catfish TV show not the movie, then you don't really know him at all. His own story of being "Catfished" as we all say these days, really lets you in on who this man is away from the sweet and funny MTV host side. This is do's and don't's from a man that actually went through the fire and was burnt and he's brutally honest about why it happened. I compare it to Data, A Love Story by Amy Webb and the book Ho Tactis: How To MindF**K a Man, in terms of the various run downs of social media and how to use it the right way. In terms of genuine writing, it is very engaging, and surprisingly personal look at the future of romance.