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Why Social Media is Ruining Your Life
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Katherine Ormerod
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Why Social Media is Ruining Your Life

Katherine Ormerod



Society & Social Sciences;
Impact of science & technology on society;
Digital lifestyle


256 pages

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Katherine Ormerod, journalist and social media mogul, is here to burst the Instagram bubble and discuss the real effects of social media 'perfection'.

The internet has set destructive standards of flawlessness and comparison. We're working so hard to live up to these new benchmarks that we're burning ourselves out, and we're working so hard to maintain them that we're self-perpetuating an unobtainable reality.

Until girls and women alike see the social media fantasies for what they are - constructed realities - and stop comparing their lifestyles, bodies, partners, even families to those seen on their feeds and screens, they will never be able to realize their potential in the workplace, in the political system or in their quest for happiness.

In How Social Media is Ruining Your Life, Katherine explodes our social-media-addled ideas about body image, money, relationships, motherhood, careers, politics and more, and gives readers the tools they need to control their own online lives, rather than being controlled by them. An important book for any woman who has ever looked at her Instagram feed and thought, 'Who are these women, and how the hell do they do it?'

By:   Katherine Ormerod
Imprint:   Headline
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 180mm,  Width: 116mm,  Spine: 22mm
Weight:   345g
ISBN:   9781788400626
ISBN 10:   1788400623
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   September 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  ELT Advanced ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Katherine Ormerod has worked as a journalist for over a decade, starting her career as a fashion assistant at Sunday Times Style, moving to Grazia to become Senior Fashion News & Features Editor then on to Glamour where she was Fashion Features Editor at Large. Prior to her career, she graduated with a MA(Hons) in History from the University of Edinburgh and went on to get a Master's in Fashion History & Theory from the London College of Fashion. Katherine has written for the FT, the Telegraph, Harper's Bazaar and the Mail on Sunday. As one of the first to recognise the changing landscape from traditional to digital media, Katherine set up her own consultancy in 2014 to accelerate fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands in editorialising their marketing messages across social platforms. A social media influencer in her own right, she has nearly 30k followers, has been featured in a broad selection of press features and is a regular panellist with experience in TV and radio including Good Morning Britain, Sky News, LBC, ABC News Radio and Radio 5 Live. In January 2017, she launched, an anti-perfectionism platform where high-profile social media stars and women with aspirational careers share stories from their 'unedited' lives.

'Reading that I'm not alone in feeling like my Instagram persona is having a prettier happier, more successful twin sister is reassuring. Having the tools to do something about that feeling? Even better.' - Mashable * Mashable * 'Omerod's well-researched book is packed full of wisdom that will not only make you feel less alone in your worries, it offers advice and tips to help you armour up against the all-consuming force that is social media.' - Mashable * Mashable * 'Katherine Ormerod investigates the worst aspects of being constantly connected and how to offset the negative impact on your life.' Mail online, Femail * Mail Online * 'It will come as no surprise that social media and the inclination to compare our lives' to others is having a malign effect on humans. But it might be slightly more alarming to discover that it's not just bringing us down but rewiring our behavioural patterns. Read this book and then carve out some for room yourself and your brain. ' - Emerald Street * Emerald Street *

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