How to Break Up With Your Phone: The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life

Paperback / softback

Main Details

Title How to Break Up With Your Phone: The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life
Authors and Contributors      By (author)   Catherine Price
Physical Properties
Format:Paperback / softback
Dimensions(mm): Height 176,Width 126
CategoriesMobile phones - consumer user guides
Self-help and personal development
ISBN 9781409182900

Publishing Details

Publisher Orion Publishing Co
Imprint Trapeze
Publication Date 26 December 2019
NZ Release Date 26 December 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom


Is your phone the first thing you reach for when you wake up? And the last thing you see before you sleep? Do you find the hours slip away as you idly scroll through your social media timeline? In short, are you addicted to your phone? If so, How to Break Up with Your Phone is here to help. HOW TO BREAK UP WITH YOUR PHONE is a smart, practical and useful plan to help you conquer your mobile phone addiction in just 30 days - and take back your life in the process. Recent studies have shown that spending extended time on our phones affects our ability to form new memories, think deeply, focus and absorb information, and the hormones triggered every time we hear our phones buzz both add to our stress levels and are the hallmark signs of addiction. In HOW TO BREAK UP WITH YOUR PHONE, award-winning science journalist Catherine Price explores the effects that our constant connectivity is having on our brains, bodies, relationships, and society at large and asks, how much time do you really want to spend on your phone? Over the course of 30 days, Catherine will guide you through an easy-to-follow plan that enables you to identify your goals, priorities and bad habits, tidy your apps, prune your email, and take time away. Lastly, you will create a new, healthier relationship with your phone and establish habits and routines to ensure this new relationship sticks. You don't have to give up your phone forever; instead you will be more mindful not only of how you use your phone, but also about how you choose to spend the precious moments of your life.

Author Biography

Catherine Price is an author and science journalist who graduated from Yale and Berkeley universities. She's a recipient of a Middlebury Fellowship in Environmental Reporting, a two-time Societe de Chimie Industrielle fellow at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, an ASME nominee, a fellow in both the Food and Medical Evidence Boot Camps at the Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT, and winner of the Gobind Behari Lal prize for science writing. Her articles and essays have appeared in New York Times, Popular Science, The Oprah Magazine and Washington Post Magazine, among others.


The most important book I've read in years. Everyone I know needs it now. Life changing. - SALI HUGHES Price's book is an invaluable guide of how - in the author's own words - to turn your phone back into a tool, not a temptation. In these dopamine-drenched days of the smartphone era, hours can be lost to the mindless scroll. Price's easily digestible tome is practical, not preachy, and a must-have for even the worst phubber. - PANDORA SYKES Entertaining (and also terrifying)... this is a book that should be available on the NHS - Emerald Street This book should be number one! - The Chris Evans Breakfast Show, BBC Radio 2