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Facebook Fairytales: Modern-Day Miracles to Inspire the Human Spirit Paperback – April 1, 2010
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After college, Emily landed her first job as an Executive Assistant at ABC News, where she honed her organizational skills and helped produce television specials for Peter Jennings Reporting. To this day, she is a whiz with "To Do" lists.
Since childhood, Emily's had a passion for writing, so when the opportunity to become Editor-in-Chief of The WAG--a luxury lifestyle magazine covering Westchester and Fairfield Counties--presented itself, she jumped at the chance. During Emily's five-year tenure, she wrote hundreds of articles, including celebrity profiles, travel, fashion, and beauty.
Ready for her next adventure, Emily became a full-time freelance writer, penning lifestyle pieces for media outlets such as, The Huffington Post, Oprah.com, Elite Traveler, Robb Report, Gotham, and Cottages & Gardens.
In 2009, Emily edited Kerry Kennedy's New York Times bestseller Being Catholic Now: Prominent Americans Talk About Change in the Church and the Quest for Meaning.
The following year, Emily published her first book, Facebook Fairytales, which was featured at the 2010 Frankfurt Book Fair, and Emily was one of 20 guests of honor--among Elizabeth Kostova, Russell Banks, and Lisa See--at the renowned Literary Feast 2010, a privilege reserved for best-selling and buzz-worthy authors.
Shortly thereafter, Emily was hired by Microsoft as the spokesperson for Bing's partnership with Facebook and appeared in 30+ television and radio spots for the brand, which garnered exceptional ratings.
In 2012, Emily wrote her debut novel, You Knew Me When (Penguin), which published on September 3, 2013. Her second novel, When We Fall, published on September 2, 2014. Those Secrets We Keep, her third novel, released on June 2, 2015, and she's currently hard at work on her fourth novel, Some Women (April 5, 2016), all with Penguin Random House.
Emily is featured often in the press, by outlets such as: Today Show, The Rachael Ray Show, Anderson Cooper, FOX News, Good Day New York, Oprah Radio, Martha Stewart Radio, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, InStyle, People StyleWatch, OK!, Nylon, Ladies' Home Journal, Woman's World, WWD, Woman's Day, The New York Post, The Washington Post, The New York Daily News, The Chicago Tribune, Boston Herald, People.com, and The Huffington Post.
When Emily's not writing, she teaches Pure Barre classes and enjoys traveling, cooking, and cozying up with a good book. She's been known to ride on a Harley Davidson. And she does a mean Running Man on the dance floor. Emily lives with her husband, Lewis, and their two delicious little boys, Jax and Hugo, in Westport, CT where she moved kicking and screaming for fear that there would be no Chinese food delivery at three in the morning. She was right.
Top Customer Reviews
If you don't see the value in social networking and believe it to be a complete waste of time, then look no further, this is the book for you.
If you're new or bored with social networking and wondering what it's really capable of doing, then look no further, this is the book for you.
If you think social networking is all about "Farmville" & "Mafia Wars" then:
A) I'm truly surprised that you are even reading a book review... good for you ;)
B) Look no further, this book is for you.
Who better to report this happy news than someone who was interviewed for Facebook Fairytales by Emily Liebert? That would be me.
In a chapter spritely entitled "Magic Touch," Emily Liebert tells the story of my now 22-year-old son Dan Mulvaney who suffers from severe Autism and -- like many people with Autism - uses Facebook. It helps him to slowly digest facial expressions and respond to people on his own terms, in his own space, in his own time frame. It works the same way for Chou Chou Scantlin, a Washington D.C. based 56-year-old gorgeous and talented showgirl and singer - and former Shakespearean actress -- who has high functioning Autism and yes, is Facebook friends with my son Dan.
Emily got our story right. She got the facts right, the tone and the warmth - and the urgency of Facebook. As an author and a journalism professor, this leads me to believe she got the whole book right. So as I read the other fascinating stories in this compact but important volume which is about our society, as much as it is about social networking, I feel confident I am hearing more real voices from real people.
The layout is ingenious and gorgeous. If you appreciate art in the production of books, then this is a must buy.
The stories in this book are great; not because they bring out complicated nuances of the human condition, but because they reflect the best in all of us. We need to hear more stories like this.
Emily Liebert truly captured the spirit of each person interviewed. This is a great book that every user of social media should buy.
Thanks to Emily for writting the book and thanks to Julie her editor, for networking the book on Facebook, with out Facebook and Julie I would not have know about the book.
As for the book, again it is very well written. Each chapter represents a different story. 25 chapters with 25 fascinating stories ranging from the father-daughter story to stories of love found, old love rekindled, strangers donating organs, tragic losses turned into positive stories. Emily has a way of presenting each story in an uplifting manner, but the people she has written about are also special and positive influences and they show the potential for how people should be in society.
Emily also shows how Facebook as a social network is meant to be positive. If you think about it little things like having a Like tab to click and not having a hate or dislike tab shows the positivity. A lot of people want a dislike or hate button but when you think about it that is not so positive is it? In a cynical world Facebook and Facebook Fairytales rises above it all taking readers on a fascinating ride of all different aspects of life and the good side of human nature. I wasn't sure I was going to like the book going in, but frankly I love it. So should you. Quit reading this review and "Add to cart". I can't wait for the sequel already. Hurry up Emily! :-)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
enjoyed the first few stories but it did not keep my interest. It's well written, just seemed too long for me.Published 21 months ago by A Olson
While this is a great idea it was poorly executed. A better writer could have turned these into much more interesting, heartfelt, and inspirational stories. As it is, it fell flat. Read morePublished on July 20, 2011 by mindshrink
After years of reading Amazon reviews I was so moved by Facebook Fairytales I felt that I needed to write my first review. Read morePublished on September 23, 2010 by Meghann Kruming
I admit that I've only read the first few; I will read the rest of the stories in small doses over time. Read morePublished on June 24, 2010 by Voracious Reader
I was a Facebook devotee before reading this book, but finished it even more convinced of the power of social networking. Read morePublished on April 27, 2010 by Rachel Sweeney
I have small children and I don't have much time to myself. The short story format was perfect. I read one chapter a night. Read morePublished on April 8, 2010 by Melody Drake
Emily Liebert's lovely book, Facebook Fairytales, is a heartwarming reminder that social networking isn't just a high tech buzz word, it's part of the fabric of our lives and the... Read morePublished on April 3, 2010 by Karen Dubinsky
A ray of sunshine in a world with so many dark stories. Tales of love reunited and friends found gives hope to reconnect with all those we have lost along lifes way. Read morePublished on March 31, 2010 by K. Kobe