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On My Bookshelf: How to Break Up With Your Phone

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 About the Author & Book

“I am passionate about learning and experiencing new things, understanding first principles, and using my background as a science journalist to help people question their assumptions, make positive changes in their lives, and see mundane things (e.g. phones, vitamins, The Container Store) in a new, oddly philosophical, light. The more fun I can have while doing so, the better.

JOURNALISM AND BOOKS
As a freelance journalist, my work has appeared in publications including The Best American Science Writing, The New York Times, Popular Science, O, The Oprah Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post Magazine, Parade, Salon, Slate, Men’s Journal, Self, Medium, Health Magazine, and Outside, among others. (Check out the Clips page for samples.)

My newest book, HOW TO BREAK UP WITH YOUR PHONE (Ten Speed Press, 2018), is being published in 26 countries and translated into 18 languages. It reveals some of the many ways in which our phones are affecting our productivity, creativity, relationships, memory, attention spans, and sleep—and provides a personalized plan for how to take back your life from your device without giving it up completely. (For more info, please visit the book’s website, phonebreakup.com.) I’m also the founder of The JOMO Project (i.e. The Joy of Missing Out), which is dedicated to the art and science of stressing less and living more—think of it as self-help for skeptics.”

(from www.catherine-price.com )

I LOVED this book! For awhile now I have been feeling the need to purge myself from digital life-sucking tech. It’s amazing how much social media and the internet can drain your time and affect you emotionally, physically and mentally. 

Price starts off with a foundation of scientific data what our phones are  doing to us. It will make you mad. These little devices are actually programed to get us hooked! Price then goes into her 30 day break up with your phone. Each day you will do something to help break off your unhealthy attachment towards your phone. Price provides you with apps you can download to help you along the way. The end goals is to do a complete day of digital detox (no tech), and to have a healthy relationship with your phone. 

I’m not following the plan to a T but today is day 7 of limiting tech (not just my phone) and I have noticed a lot of changes. Can’t wait to see what the next few months unfold. 

I would recommend this to anyone who wants to really change their habits with technology. It’s a great little book! 

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