By Dave Cicirelli
This hilarious, irreverent, and profoundly sincere memoir explores our cultural obsession with social media and dares to invite: who's the genuine you, and what's the tale you inform others?
At age 26 Dave Cicirelli came upon himself at a crossroads. whereas his acquaintances on fb looked as if it would have lives of nonstop accomplishments, his early maturity felt disappointingly regimen. So one October morning, Dave introduced on fb that he used to be shedding every thing and heading west. Many proposal him brave―or crazy.
No one guessed he was once mendacity. "Fake Dave" trigger on a wild event, rest room papering an Amish horse and buggy, freight hopping with a farmer's daughter, and being abducted by means of a spiritual cult. however the on-line prank speedy grew to become a social scan. humans all started connecting over his trip, and a few have been encouraged to alter their very own lives. yet as pretend Dave's attractiveness grew, the true Dave grew to become more and more remoted, suffering from the consequences of his secret.
Clever, humorous, and unusually candid, Fakebook is a real memoir of our electronic age. It explores what the outdated principles of popularity and relationships suggest in our new global of continuous connection and eventually asks: How do you draw the road among your digital self and who you actually are? and will you find your self on a trip that by no means took place?
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I’d additionally wish to thank the whole Sourcebooks team—in specific my editors, Peter Lynch and Stephanie Bowen. Peter, my unique editor, first bought Fakebook. His enthusiasm helped me think in my very own loopy inspiration. i can't thank my editor Stephanie Bowen adequate for becoming a member of this venture mid-stride and not skipping a beat. Upon assembly her, it was once instantly transparent that she understood what I was hoping to complete, and jointly we labored towards it. This ebook is healthier simply because she turned part of it. moreover: With a e-book requiring as many construction logistics as this, pulling Fakebook off may were virtually very unlikely with no the sufferer organizational efforts of Heather corridor, Chris Norton, Jenna Skwarek, and Abby Saul. and naturally there's my agent, Stephen Barr. He observed the capability in Fakebook as a narrative and me as an writer. greater than a person else, this e-book exists simply because he believed i may write it. i actually can't thank him adequate. None of this might have occurred if now not for Maya Rock, who notion adequate of Fakebook to place me on Stephen’s radar. Or Mariko Nagataki, who used to be the “friend” while Maya and that i have been simply acquaintances of associates. Or Brian Morrison, who obtained me to affix the scholar hipster hockey league the place Mariko and that i met. And on and on backward during the many loopy interlocking and intricate webs of non-public connections that make up the social community of humanity—going the entire as far back as whilst Adam first met Eve. Dave Cicirelli is a brand new York–based author and artwork director with huge adventure serving iconic purchaser and leisure manufacturers throughout all print, electronic, and experiential media. His paintings has gained a couple of awards, together with a Silver Anvil and honors from HOW journal, GDUSA, and Creativity 38. within the 8 years he’s been within the advertising undefined, he’s witnessed the impression social media has had on how manufacturers seek advice from shoppers. within the 16 years given that he acquired an AOL display identify, he’s witnessed the influence social media has had on how humans check with each other. Fakebook is his first e-book, and that’s why there are such a lot of images in it.