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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber (June 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571277748
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571277742
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,037,430 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Grace Dent is a popular columnist, author and broadcaster. She's a regular contributor to the Guardian, 'Grace Dent TV-OD' and a G2 columnist. Grace's Marie Claire column 'Graceland' appears monthly. Grace has written eleven bestselling novels for young adults, translated into twelve languages. Diary of a Snob was recently acquired by Nickelodeon. She's also a regular face and voice on British TV and radio, working on shows such as The Culture Show, Film 2011, Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe, The Apprentice: You're Hired and the Lauren Laverne Show on BBC6 Music. Grace lives, mainly behind a laptop, in East London. She is originally from Carlisle ('The Manhattan of the North'). Currently she is trying to leave Twitter.

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Grace Dent is undeniably one of the hottest names in teen fiction right now. Put simply: no other author nails how young people REALLY speak and behave like Grace Dent. Grace is a comedy writer and broadcaster specialising in all aspects of 'Pop Culture'. She is a presenter on The Culture Show on BBC2 and has recently interviewed Mitchell and Webb and the cast of Gavin and Stacey. She lives in East London with her husband, who works in the music industry. When she's not writing comedy Grace is to be found 'faffing about on the internet' or 'faffing about in the garden or kitchen' or 'just 'faffing about generally. I'm an excellent faffer.'

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alex Soojung-Kim Pang on December 17, 2012
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Grace Dent is the author of a number of young adult books, and a TV critic, so don't expect "How to Leave Twitter" to be Marshall McLuhan or Ludwig Wittgenstein-level critique. Indeed, only the last chapter is about leaving Twitter, though if you dislike her chatty, snarky style, the whole book will feel like one long warning away from it.

Personally, I thought Dent's treatment was just right, in a reflexive sort of way: it's 95% breezy, superficial and diverting, and 5% really thoughtful, rather like Twitter itself. If you want a serious but funny meditation on new media and the challenges of disentangling yourself from it, Susan Maushart's The Winter of Our Disconnect is far better.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gracelikestoread on January 5, 2012
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A really funny, sharp look at twitter. If you want to know how the whole twitter thing works this is the book for you. If you just want to laugh at people who twitter this is also the book for you. In other words, no matter what you think about twitter you will enjoy this book. Grace Dent can write and no, I am not biased because we just happen to share a name.
PS a tiny bit more editing would have earned this book a 5 * (give the reader a chance to breathe between laughs)
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