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#DoNotDisturb : how I ghosted my cell phone to take back my life / Jedediah Bila.

Bila, Jedediah, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Creston Public Library.

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Creston Public Library 616.8584 BIL (Text) 35140100042616 Adult Non-Fiction Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062797063
  • Physical Description: vi, 249 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.

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Summary, etc.:
"In this entertaining and inspiring book, Jedediah Bila chronicles her confusing, chaotic, and ultimately catastrophic love-hate relationship with ... her cell phone. And her social media, laptop, and all such apps and devices that have many of us immersed in the distracting, alluring, draining world that is the digital era. Taking us through a series of what she calls her McFly Moments (named for the Back To The Future protagonist who sparked her simple life envy and desire to travel back to a seemingly easier time), Jedediah shares her most personal and embarrassing stories of mistakes made and sunsets missed, including the upending, life-altering months swirling in the digitally-enabled double life of her con man ex-boyfriend. Naming her affliction OCTD, (obsessive compulsive Tech disorder) and heeding what she calls "the seven deadly signs that the tech apocalypse is upon us," Bila sets off to explore the consequences of too-much-tech, including: public cell-phone conversations as the second-hand smoke of the 21st century; Menge-a-Tech relationships; and the fact that we've all been programmed for addiction. Jedediah Bila applies the no-nonsense, common-sense, personal responsibility and accountability approach on which her TV viewership, readers, and 400,000 + social media followers have come to rely, to shout "Hey! My eyes are up here" and warn us all that if we don't start looking up to make eye contact with each other, our very humanity is at stake"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Bila, Jedediah, > Mental health.
Cell phones > Psychological aspects > Case studies.
Internet addiction > Case studies.
Mental health.
Compulsive behavior.
Television > United States > Biography.

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