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by Gemini Adams
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    Gemini Adams
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    Live Consciously Publishing (May 24, 2013)
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    146 pages
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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 The FB Diet.

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.

These funny digital detox tips gently 'poke' at readers to unplug once in a. .The first book in Unplug – The Series. 2011 More Than Money: How to Leave a Lasting Legacy to Your Family.

Gemini Adams: Biography Gemini Adams is a British artist, educator and multiple award-winning author of several inspiring, lifestyleenhancing books who is interested in social development, healthy living and creativity (see bibliography).

Everywhere you look and question this book, it is a success – more or less. Does it engage with its combination of cartoon images and captions? Yes, more or less.

That's my admission, but enough about me.

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OK, I'll admit it: I am a Facebook addict.

I'm a fixated Facebook follower, someone one with a couple special Facebook browser tabs on my computer. Like others, I'm one of those who gets email alerts when someone comments on one of the items that I'm following, a totally shameless Facebook addict. That's my admission, but enough about me.

I first became aware of The Facebook Diet: 50 Funny Signs of Facebook Addiction and Ways to Unplug with a Digital Detox when someone posted a link to me (on Facebook, of course) from a July 2013 NBC News video, asking "Is this you?" This video had an interview with author Gemini Adams, and within offered "tongue-in-cheek approach on how to kick the habit." I watched it, laughed, then promptly came here to buy it.

The social media site has over a billion users, and has been frequently the subject of many news articles, some interesting and others complete prattle. But there is a humorous side to Facebook and veneration many have for it. It does seem to bring out some bizarre and somewhat obsessive behavior among people there at times, and author Adams does illustrate "our Facebook adoration (or is that addiction?)" quite well on the pages of this book. Right there in the beginning the author notes: "More than 10% of the world's population now has an account and Americans recently logged 101,000 years of Facebook time in a single month--on average, users worldwide spend about 10 hours a month updating, poking, chatting, posting, and tagging!"

"You Know You're a Facebook Addict When..." is at the top of most of the clever illustrations here. For some this may seem quite familiar, including to this reader. In fact, while writing this review I've opened my Facebook browser tab a number of times, checking favorite photo gear pages, local happenings, reading messages, and responding to comments on posted items. Addictive, maybe so, but I do know when to unplug at times as suggested by the author.

This is a very witty book, and some of the cartoons within are outright hilarious. It's a fast and funny read at all of 146 pages, and the topics all hit home... if you don't mind someone holding up a mirror where you might see yourself. It's not preachy, and author Adams uses well-crafted humor to get the points of this 'digital detox' across to the reader.

On a mildly cautionary note, if one has younger children around, it might be advisable to not leave this one out on the coffee table. There are a couple of somewhat naughty, slightly risqué cartoons that may raise an eyebrow. These are far less gamy than some that appear on the Facebook pages themselves, perhaps posted by your 'friends' there. You've been warned; enough said.

The Facebook Diet is a good one, offering plenty of laughs for those who frequent the social networking site for more than an hour a day. This is a title that is excellent as a gift for anyone who constantly access the social networking site, and for close friends who read this review and are Facebook obsessive, consider this to be a spoiler as to what your next birthday present may be. You know who you are. This one is the perfect detox for Facebook addicts.

This is mostly cute cartoons about "you know you do too much Facebook if..." But I see a lot of this kind of humor every day on Facebook. Some are quite funny, but some are over the line of decency. The suggestions to detox are too few and too unrealistic. Quick read.
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).
THE FACEBOOK DIET is a tongue-in-cheek look at how Facebook has slowly become an ubiquitous presence in our society, how you can tell if you are a Facebook addict, and some “suggestions” on how to cure yourself of your addiction. The book opens with a lighthearted introduction about how Facebook has grown and the importance of unplugging from that digital domain for a while. This is followed by the bulk of the book which consists of a full page illustration on one page with a description sentence on the corresponding page next to it. The illustrations are funny and some of the quotes are witty. Some examples of the sentence descriptions that are clues that you might be a Facebook include…“You open your account just to check for messages but find you’re still sitting there five hours later.”; “You’ve had several near misses checking Facebook while crossing the street.”; and “You’re loved ones have to check your status to find out where you’ve gone.” Some of the suggestions of the “Facebook diet” at the end of the book include:

Close your Facebook account, duh.
Take up knitting or bird watching, but not the angry ones.
Go meditate and connect with your real “self” instead.
If all else fails…move to China!

Overall, I found THE FACEBOOK DIET to be an entertaining book. It’s a book that I think anyone who has knowledge of Facebook can appreciate. It also makes a great gag gift for anyone in your life who might be spending too much time in Facebook world.