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Why Social Media is Ruining Your Life

By Katherine Ormerod

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A no-holds-barred, no-filter look at what social media is doing to us as a society, and how we can deconstruct the online fantasy to change our own attitudes about modern womanhood.

A no-holds-barred, no-filter look at what social media is doing to us as a society, and how we can deconstruct the online fantasy to change our own attitudes about modern womanhood.

Do you ever obsess about your body? Do you lie awake at night, fretting about the state of your career?

Does everyone else's life seem better than yours? Does it feel as if you'll never be good enough?


Why Social Media is Ruining Your Life tackles head on the pressure cooker of comparison and unreachable levels of perfection that social media has created in our modern world.

In this book, Katherine Ormerod meets the experts involved in curating, building and combating the most addictive digital force humankind has ever created. From global influencers - who collectively have over 10 million followers - to clinical psychologists, plastic surgeons and professors, Katherine uncovers how our relationship with social media has rewired our behavioural patterns, destroyed our confidence and shattered our attention spans.

Why Social Media is Ruining Your Life is a rallying cry that will provide you with the knowledge, tactics and weaponry you need to find a more healthy way to consume social media and reclaim your happiness.


Reviews for Why Social Media is Ruining Your Life:

'This book is a call to arms from the eye of the storm'
- Emma Gannon, author of The Multi-Hyphen Method

'Enter Ormerod's vital manual, which will help you navigate social media and turn it not into a weapon, but a useful tool'
- Pandora Sykes

Biographical Notes

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 workworkwork.co, an anti-perfectionism platform where high-profile social media stars and women with aspirational careers share stories from their 'unedited' lives.

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  • ISBN: 9781788400626
  • Publication date: 20 Sep 2018
  • Page count: 256
  • Imprint: Cassell
'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
'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
'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
'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
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