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4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining, December 17, 2012
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This review is from: How to Leave Twitter (Paperback)
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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4.0 out of 5 stars All there is to know about twitter, tweeting and what birds really think!, January 5, 2012
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This review is from: How to Leave Twitter: My Time as Queen of the Universe and Why This Must Stop (Kindle Edition)
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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