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.
Why Social Media is Ruining Your Life tackles head on the bona fide pressure cooker of social comparison and unreachable levels of perfection that social media has created in our modern world.
In her first book, Katherine Ormerod argues that we're all sitting on a dangerous, ticking time-bomb that will explode if we don't begin to take action. She uncovers how our social media addictions have broken our political systems, re-wired our behavioural patterns, destroyed our confidence and shattered our attention spans.
Ultimately, Why Social Media is Ruining Your Life will provide you with the knowledge, tools and weaponry to combat the most consuming, addictive force humankind has ever created.
About the Author
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.
'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 *