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Publisher's Summary

Packed with tested strategies and practical tips, this book is the essential, life-changing guide for everyone who owns a smartphone. 

Is your phone the first thing you reach for in the morning and the last thing you touch before bed? Do you frequently pick it up “just to check”, only to look up 45 minutes later wondering where the time has gone? Do you say you want to spend less time on your phone - but have no idea how to do so without giving it up completely? If so, this book is your solution.

Award-winning journalist Catherine Price presents a practical, hands-on plan to break up - and then make up - with your phone. The goal? A long-term relationship that actually feels good.

You’ll discover how phones and apps are designed to be addictive, and learn how the time we spend on them damages our abilities to focus, think deeply, and form new memories. You’ll then make customized changes to your settings, apps, environment, and mindset that will ultimately enable you to take back control of your life.

©2018 Catherine Price (P)2018 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

"A slim, insight-packed volume that's both a primer on the toll smartphone overuse can take on our mental and physical health, and a practical manual for a 30-day reset designed to put you on a path to moderation, this is a book whose message couldn't feel more timely, or more urgent. (No, really: after finishing the whole thing in one horrified sitting, I immediately pre-ordered 3 more copies for friends and family.)" (Sarah Karnasiewicz, Health)

"The most important book I've read in years. Life-changing." (Sali Hughes, The Pool)

"...a comprehensive, step-by-step solution to spending less time with your phone and more time doing the things you love." (Booklist)

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Healthy Eye-opening Phone Tips

I never realized how dangerously addicting my own phone use was becoming until I listened to the audible version of How To Break Up With Your Phone. I plan to purchase a hard copy of this book so that I can share with my family some of the valuable healthy phone use practices.