Upcoming: THE WINTER OF OUR DISCONNECT
Named one of O Magazine’s top “10 Books to Pick Up Now” (Jan issue)
Many families today are governed by a myriad of technological devices. As they scramble to get ready in the mornings, hardly a word is spoken as the kids text their way out the door and their parents jockey between an overwhelming number of new emails and voicemails.
Such was life for journalist, radio host and mother Susan Maushart. But when she realized that she couldn’t go to the bathroom without her iPhone, she knew something had to change (“I was the Amy Winehouse of Windows Live Messenger. Was it time to check myself in to rehab?”). In The Winter of Our Disconnect: How Three Totally Wired Teenagers (And a Mother Who Sleeps with Her iPhone) Pulled the Plug on their Technology and Lived to Tell the Tale, Maushart details how her family survived – and even thrived – without technology for six months.
“The author narrates her story in a breezy, irreverent style, but beneath the humor is much wisdom about what our wired world does for us and to us… an insightful tale of the digital dilemmas familiar to many families.”
—Kirkus (starred review)
The Winter of Our Disconnect
By Susan Maushart
In bookstores: January 20, 2011
Tarcher / Penguin paperback, $16.95