Friday, January 5, 2018
The Facebook Diet by Gemini Adams
Award-winning author and illustrator, Gemini Adams, inspires us to examine the health of our high-tech habits in this entertaining gift book with a tongue-in-cheek look at our love of social media.
This Mom's Choice Gold Award winning book features a series of 50 hilarious cartoons that complete the question, "You Know You're a Facebook Addict When...?" in which Adams cleverly illustrates the more idiotic, embarrassing and cringe-worthy behaviors of our social networking excess.
Packed with funny digital detox tips that gently 'poke' at readers to unplug once in a while, this laugh-out-loud gift book is guaranteed to bring a smile of recognition to Facebook junkies everywhere!
(Synopsis from Goodreads).
I am a self-proclaimed Facebook addict. I feel like I'm always checking Facebook for something, no matter what time of day or night. I use it for my business, and my couponing, which is my main hobby. Therefore, I'm on it for about eight or nine hours a day most days. Recently I found a book filled with a collection of comics called The Facebook Diet, and thought it looked like something I would identify with. I loved it. It was absolutely hysterical.
Not only was The Facebook Diet hilarious, it was relatable too. There were several times when I was reading where I thought "That is totally me", or "Hey, I do that a lot too". The most relatable comic for me was the one where someone was logging into Facebook just to check it, and they look up and find out that five hours have passed. I feel like I do that all the time. Facebook can be a gigantic time suck.
I also found the comics themselves to be a great source of enjoyment. All of them were well drawn, which made the captions even more relatable. They also had me falling over laughing about ninety-nine percent of the time. As a forewarning though, some of the comics did contain nudity, which I found surprising. The book was definitely not as kid friendly as I thought it was going to be.
I loved everything about The Facebook Diet. The comics were hilarious, and oh so relatable! Whether it's a good thing or not that they're relatable, I don't know. It definitely says a lot about me. The only thing that the book could have done better is that I wish it had some sort of adults only, or inappropriate content inside label. Otherwise, I thought it was amazing. I recommend this collection of comics to adults with F.A.D. (Facebook Addiction Disorder).
I give The Facebook Diet: 4/5.
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I received this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated on this review.