We are back with season 5 of the Perfcked Podcast! And for the first episode back, your host Lauren is reading you chapter 1 from her new book, BRB: A Memoir About Coming of Age in the Digital Age. This book is the story of Lauren growing up as a millennial with the advent of social media and how these technologies have fundamentally impacted our generation’s mental health and adult lives. Here’s what people are saying about the book:
“Some of us have, what I like to call, Anxiety with a capital A, where we have an actual diagnosis and clinical disorder. But I think that most people are dealing with anxiety with a lower case a. The daily anxiety of life. Lauren offers such an apt description of that anxiety. We’re all comparing ourselves to the highlight reel on social media, and I really appreciate how Lauren reminds us to recognize the difference between real life and online life.” -Kristen Howerton, author of Rage Against the Minivan and co-host of the Selfie Podcast
“Adored this book and found it to really be so relatable. It was a great read during a week when my relationship with social media felt rocky. Ellman is a fantastic writer who fills the book with advice and stories that make you feel like you’ve known her for a lifetime. Highly recommend!” – Jen Glantz, author of All Of My Friends Are Engaged, Always A Bridesmaid (For Hire), and Finally The Bride
“BRB is a nostalgic and hard hitting truth punch to the gut. It will open your eyes to the way growing up holding hands with the internet and social media has influenced who you are, and what’s even more beautiful, it will inspire you to break that all down and start anew. A fresh and important memoir every millennial must read.” – International Bestselling Author Kandi Steiner
The book is available NOW to preorder, releasing May 25. If you preorder before the 25th you get access to the entire audiobook for FREE. Just forward confirmation to firstname.lastname@example.org and receive access to the audiobook, narrated by Lauren herself. You can listen to the entire book while you wait for your physical copy to arrive! And if you’d like a personalized and signed copy, you can order from Lauren’s local, Miami independent bookstore Books and Books and include the personalization in the order comments!
All the details and links to purchase can be found at laurenellman.com.
Enjoy chapter 1 or BRB: A Memoir About Coming of Age in the Digital Age by Lauren Ellman.
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