The Joy of Being Online All the F*cking Time: The Art of Losing Your Mind (Literally) (Hardcover)

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Being a content creator it's literally my job to be online all the time and often times I'd feel bad about it! We're always urged to "cut back our screen time!" or to "go outside and embrace nature," which is fine, but this book is a really fun refreshing read that reminds you to embrace the information age! We use the internet for literally EVERYTHING, we might as well celebrate that!

— From Princess

Description


From the author of The Joy of Leaving Your Sh*t All Over the Place, comes a defense of screen time.


We’re inundated with advice on how to cut back on our screen time, and urged instead to embrace nature, human relationships, and being present in the moment. But has anyone actually considered those realities? They sound like a lot of work.


In her new book, Jennifer McCartney gives thanks for phones, iPads, laptops, the menu tablets at Chili’s, and all screens everywhere. We can now follow a baby alpaca on a webcam, watch a viral video on TikTok, find an ex on Facebook, measure our pupillary distances, answer any question without engaging our brains—there’s so much to learn, with little to no effort. The Internet practically runs itself! We use it for work, for family, for research. We’re really, really good at being online! And that’s something to celebrate. With her usual balance of pithy wisdom, aptitude tests, and hilarious commentary, McCartney embraces our new reality. After all, as Descartes might have said, “I scroll, therefore I am.”



About the Author


Jennifer Mc Cartney is the New York Times best-selling author of The Joy of Leaving Your Sh*t All Over the Place. She has written for the Atlantic, Teen Vogue, Curbed, and elsewhere. McCartney lives in Brooklyn, New York.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781682684658
ISBN-10: 1682684652
Publisher: Countryman Press
Publication Date: November 17th, 2020
Pages: 160
Language: English