The self help book EVERY family must have, for any parent who has ever texted their child to the dinner table.
If Thoreau could last two years in the woods without the mod-cons of the early nineteenth century (running water), then surely Susan Maushart can survive six months without the technology of the twenty-first century? But then, Thoreau didn't have teenagers ... or an iPhone ... or Facebook ...For any parent who has ever yanked the modem from its socket in a show of primal parental rage - this account of one family's self-imposed exile from the Information Age will leave you ROFLing (Roll on the Floor Laughing) with recognition. But it will also challenge you to take stock of your own family connections and bring you to ask yourself pertinent questions about your own usage. Such as: Should a fifty-year old woman have a pet name for her laptop? Or take her iPod to bed with her?*A thoroughly honest and hilarious read.*As asked by Susan Maushart
Susan Maushart was born and lives in New York. She holds a PhD in Communication Arts and Science from New York University. Her books includeThe Mask of Motherhood,Wifework: What Marriage Really Means for Women, andWhat Women Want Nextall published internationally and to widespread acclaim.
'A frank, funny and incredibly inspiring memoir (it will have you dusting off your board games) we share in her many, many successes', Louise Cook, Sunday Express
'Hilariously entertaining but sobering and informative read ... Thoreau would no doubt have approved', Karlin Lillington, Irish Times
'A memoirs-cum-call-to-arms ... a strong, passionate voice', Danuta Kean, Mslexia
'Her cautionary tale of media addiction is entertaining', Claire Sawers, The List
'Light-hearted and breezy.', Julian Fleming, Sunday Business Post
'Read this true story for inspiration. Read it for laughs. Maybe even read it on your ipad.', O Magazine
'This book makes you sit up and seriously think.', Junior
'Brilliantly entertaining', Janey Lee Grace, Natural Health and Beauty