The Facebook Diet: 50 Funny Signs of Facebook Addiction and Ways to Unplug with a Digital Detox

The Facebook Diet: 50 Funny Signs of Facebook Addiction and Ways to Unplug with a Digital Detox

by Gemini Adams




A tongue-in-cheek look at our love of social media through 50 hilarious cartoons that complete the question, "You Know You're a Facebook Addict When...?"

Award-winning author and artist, Gemini Adams, offers a hilarious look at the most idiotic, embarrassing and cringe-worthy behaviors of our social media excess.

With over 1 billion people now on Facebook (that's 1 in every 7 of us) and over 30% checking their account before brushing their teeth or hair in the mornings, it seems most can confess to an addictive Facebook habit; whether it's stalking an ex, faking bathroom breaks to read news, checking-in wherever they go, or art-directing photo's for the perfect profile pic.

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780955465635
Publisher: Live Consciously Publishing
Publication date: 05/24/2013
Series: The Unplug Series
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 16 Years

About the Author

Gemini Adams is an artist, educator and multiple award-winning author of three inspiring, life-enhancing, non-fiction books -- The Facebook Diet: 50 Funny Signs of Facebook Addiction and Ways to Unplug with a Digital-Detox, Your Legacy of Love: Realize the Gift in Goodbye, and The Top 100 Recipes for Happy Kids.

Her works have been translated into Spanish, Chinese and Japanese, and have earned her the Mom's Choice Gold Award, National Best Book Award, the Dad's Seal of Approval and position as Finalist in the International Book Awards.

Originally from Salisbury, England (it's about 10 miles from Stonehenge), she now splits her time between Los Angeles and her home in Bath where she lives with her husband and their two dogs, Paddy and Murphy, who are tasked with keeping Gemini's feet warm while she's writing or drawing!

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

“Addicted to Facebook? It may be time to rethink your priorities, consider a 'Facebook Diet'.”  —Huffington Post

“A hilarious gift book. Perfect for friends who might be spending a little too much time online. The Facebook Diet is highly recommended.”  —The Midwest Book Review

“Funny, and true, this book offers the devoted Facebook fan a glimpse into their lives. It would also make a great gift to that somebody special in your life who spends way too much time on Facebook. Give them a not-so-subtle hint!”  —Feathered Quill

“A fun, entertaining and giggle inducing read.”  —The Bombshell Mommy

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The Facebook Diet: 50 Funny Signs of Facebook Addiction and Ways to Unplug with a Digital Detox 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
ebomb143 More than 1 year ago
Upon receiving "The Facebook Diet" I was excited, because I enjoy cartoon type books. Adams has a great way of facing a serious problem with humor. From reading the book, I realized I am not a Facebook addict (I only check Facebook about once a day), but that millions of people are. Not to say that I do not love Facebook. I have been able to keep in touch with some very good friends thanks to Facebook. I laughed numerous times while reading, knowing that some of my friends on Facebook are definitely Facebook addicts. I also throughly enjoyed the illustrations throughout the book. I have to say my favorite part of the book was actually the ending. Adams talks about unplugging from the technical world. Some of the things suggested were severe, but still made me laugh. I talk about unplugging often and how the world would probably go up in flames because people couldn't connect to their email or Facebook. Overall I would recommend "The Facebook Diet" if you want a humerous quick read.
TheStephanieLoves More than 1 year ago
Such an overly wired world like ours needs the occasional humorous reflection to prevent us from getting completely lost within the techosphere, and a simple solution is the Facebook Diet: a Facebook detox every once in a while. This may seem completely impossible for some (and if that's the case, you need this book NOW!!), while completely irrelevant to others, but regardless of the number of messages in your inbox, the urgency of your unread notifications, or how many friend requests you have pending, Gemini Adams's fully illustrated cartoon-style book is bound to entertain Facebook users of every kind. Some of the "symptoms" of Facebook addiction will totally have you thinking That is so me, while others are just plain silly, but this variety and balance is what makes The Facebook Diet such a lighthearted, ironic read. What I love is how Gemini Adams isn't just about being funny; she genuinely has a purpose with this book: to reveal to social media addicts (like yours truly) how much technology is taking over our lives. While this obviously isn't anything ground-breaking or extremely eye-opening, it's a comical, refreshing reminder of what matters and what really doesn't in life. Pros: Accessible format; easy to skim and enjoy the "You know you're a Facebook addict when..." list // Relevant in today's tech-filled community // Great as a gag gift and for Facebook geeks Cons: Chuckle-worthy, but not actually hysterical... // Illustrations aren't that cute Verdict: Mostly amusing, a little vulgar, and completely modern, The Facebook Diet is a socially pertinent and yet still entertaining collection that will not only help you diagnose and cure your Facebook addiction, but also bring a smile to your face. I don't think this is exactly laugh-at-loud-worthy, but it's still a cute anecdote for our internet-dependent culture. Rating: 7 out of 10 hearts (4 stars): Not perfect, but overall enjoyable; borrow, don't buy! Source: Complimentary copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest and unbiased review (thank you, Live Consciously!).
SheilaDeeth More than 1 year ago
A woman pushes her chair away from the computer and holds a gun on the monitor. This is the intriguing front cover to Gemini Adams’ The Facebook Diet. If your daily routine includes hours of distraction as that little “ding” reminds you someone’s commented on a post you once possibly glanced at and virtually “liked” in a passing flight of fancy... well, this book’s for you. There’s an intriguing mix of zany cartoons, faintly tragi-comic allusions to regular e-life, and occasional gems of wisdom, all packaged into 50 cartoons plus a nice Detox section, and a pleasingly wise and simple introduction. Yes, social networking has its plus side. It offers many opportunities (such as the chance to review a book called the Facebook Diet). But, like so many other things, it also has its temptations to excess. “You know you’re a Facebook Addict when...” says the introduction. And how many of us will identify with the next image, headed, “You open your account just to check for messages but find you’re still sitting there five hours later.” Meanwhile the mailman brings real mail, and the newspaper’s unread—it rather looks like the dog’s unfed as well. Status updates about Indian takeaway, so many groups the numbers are falling off the screen, party invitations scrawled on walls... there’s something for every Facebook aficionado to recognize here. But are we really addicts? The detox recommendations range from the ridiculous to the wholly wise, a mix that hopefully might raise some smiles and keep of few of us from going too far. Meanwhile, if you “like” the Facebook addict in your house, this just might be a present that he or she will really, or virtually “like” for Christmas as well. Disclosure: I was offered a free copy to read and review.
MomsChoiceAwards More than 1 year ago
The Facebook Dietis a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom’s Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS’s Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author and; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom’s Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.
miztrebor More than 1 year ago
After reading this book, what did I do? I went back onto my computer to mark that I read it and proceeded to see what I missed online when I was reading. I’m mildly addiction to my social media. Being an author and reader has pushed me toward the continuous interaction with authors and fans worldwide. It’s not always a problem for me, as I try to balance it with real world activities, but for some it’s a flat-out addiction. The Facebook Diet calls out many of the symptoms that a Facebook addict might exhibit, while doing so in a funny way. I found the illustrations to cause more laughter than the accompanying text, but pictures are known for saying “1000 words” while a funny sentence on the next page only says so much. I wasn’t expecting much more than the author to poke fun as how addicting the social media site is, but for me, reading it in one sitting was a little bit of an overload. There was simply a bit more in there than I would have liked. The point was made, and the “funny” began to get old. I know if I had read it a few bits at a time, the comedic factor would have lasted longer. So it’s all in how you read it, I’d say. Getting to the end changed things up enough though. It eventually switched to activities to do INSTEAD of being on Facebook. It kept its comedic edge, which was great. There are also a few websites mentions in the book’s suggestions. They’re new to me, so I’ll have to look them up, but the titles seem to be sites that want to “help” the social media addicted. As this book is labeled a funny gift book, I have to come to the bottom line that that is what the reader gets. It would make a great, hilarious gift for many people to give to their Facebook addicted friends.
HawkeyesJMG More than 1 year ago
Know anyone that you think just might be addicted to Facebook? Then THE FACEBOOK DIET would make a great gift. Gemini Adams has created a fully illustrated humorous book that will make you (and/or your friends) think about the amount of time spent on Facebook. The premise is that we may just need to “unplug” and “take a tech-detox.” This fun book will make you laugh and think. Both are great things! It shares 50 funny signs to determine whether Facebook addiction is a problem. Ever heard of F.A.D.? Well, it is Facebook Addiction Disorder. Did you realize that one in every seven people on the planet is connected to Facebook? “An estimated 350 million around the world have admitted to being addicted to FB.” Amazing, huh? A great person that I know says, “If you want to find out if someone is addicted to something, just ask them to give it up for one week.” Their reaction during that week will be evident as to whether addiction is the issue or not. So…want to learn more about The Facebook Diet book? Then “like” the FB Diet FB page…too funny, huh?