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Is It Safe to Friend a Dead Guy on Facebook?
Is technology advancing more rapidly than its users?
For Steve Krupnik, the answer is a clear and resounding yes. The author of the new book Is It Safe to Friend a Dead Guy on Facebook? believes there’s a tragic epidemic occurring around us, a dreadful disconnect between human beings and the real world
we live in.
He explains, “We are paying frightfully little attention to our real-world surroundings because we are addicted to digital devices.”
Is It Safe to Friend a Dead Guy on Facebook? begins on a typical Tuesday morning at the office. Krupnik is just finishing a writing assignment when he notices an email from Facebook. He starts to delete it but then realizes he’s being invited to connect with a friend.
This friend has recently died.
What follows, explains Krupnik, is a humorous, barroom-style treatise on the digital age, an exploration of how devices are negatively impacting users’ lives, and pointed commentary on how this pervasive new addiction closes people off from the real world around them.
Frank but friendly, Krupnik notes, “It’s been my experience that the people in this world with the least amount of mental and spiritual strength also happen to be digital junkies. Coincidence? I don’t think so. As a matter of fact, I’ll prove it to you in this book.”
Smart phones, social media, video games, texting – Krupnik addresses them all in turn, combining his writing with illustrations to create what he calls “a one-two punch” that yields a humorous and insightful look at the digital age and how it negatively affects our quality of life.
He comments, “I’m fascinated with people’s relationships with their devices. I’m hoping my book will help society realize we need to swallow a healthy dose of reality and find balance between our digital lives and our flesh-and-blood relationships.” He adds, “Readers may disagree with my perspective, but it’s hard to deny that digital devices are changing our lives in ways that may not be in our best interests.”
Is It Safe to Friend a Dead Guy on Facebook? by Steve Krupnik
Published by Cloud Ten, Inc.
Category : Humor
Paperback : 978-0692021958 - $12.99
Kindle : ASIN: B00LFPS0FQ - $2.99
Audio Book : $14.95
Availability : Amazon.com, CreateSpace.com, iTunes.com, Audible.com and DeadGuyOnFacebook.com
Review copies are available upon request.
AUTHOR: Steve Krupnik began his entrepreneurial life when he secured his first newspaper delivery route as an eight-year-old boy. He is an author, publisher, and business coach who has built, bought, and sold numerous businesses during his career. He is now the leading consultant in his business niche, and he writes and develops workbooks, audio courses, coaching programs, and informational videos and newsletters for businesses in various industries. He feels that his life experience has made him an expert at observing humankind and human nature. He lives with his family in Indiana’s South Bend area.
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