The Facebook Diet by Adams

You know you’re a Facebook addict when a book about Facebook addiction catches your eye. Yes, you.

The Facebook Diet
by Gemini Adams
Live Consciously
May 2013

This hilarious gift book features 50 full color cartoons from talented artist Gemina Adams who uses understated, simple illustrations to point out the truth of modern society’s online addictions. The illustrations will have you laughing out loud recognzing yourself in the work! We all know this stuff, but recognizing it is wild fun.

Consider some of my favorites, like the one where a man wrote (in paint) on the wall of their friend’s house and asked if they saw what he had written on their wall today. Or an illustration that says, “Nothing seems real until you post it…”

(Note that some of the art and language, including the one above, while rare, include depictions of nudity, sexual relations, and some language. If that is something you are sensitive to, then you should be aware of it. In total, there are perhaps 5 of the 50 illustrations that could offend.)

The book also includes over 20 pages of ideas on how to detox, including facetious ideas, like, “Get sent to jail” to politically charged (and accurate) options, like, “If all else fails… move to China!” An appropriate dessert to the illustrated main course.

If you are a Facebook addict or know one this book will make a great gift for those who enjoy art and humor. If Facebook isn’t your addiction, Live Consiously also has Twitter, You Tube and Instagram Diet books coming out next year.


Scott Asher is the Editor-in-Chief of BookGateway.com. His personal blog is AshertopiA – a land flowing with milk and honey… and a lot of sticky people where he turns real life into stupid cartoons, writes on Christianity, Zombies, and whatever else he wants and posts Bible studies from his classes at church.

This book was provided by the publisher as a review copy.