In Real Life: Love, Lies & Identity in the Digital Age

In Real Life: Love, Lies & Identity in the Digital Age

by Nev Schulman


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455584291
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 09/02/2014
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 696,976
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

Introduction 1

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

Conclusion 237

Acknowledgments 241

Notes 243

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In Real Life: Love, Lies & Identity in the Digital Age 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Armani55 More than 1 year ago
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.