I immediately pre-ordered three more copies for friends and family
— Health Magazine

Is your phone the first thing you reach for in the morning and the last thing you touch before bed? Do you frequently pick it up “just to check,” only to look up forty-five minutes later wondering where the time has gone? Do you say you want to spend less time on your phone—but have no idea how to do so without giving it up completely? If so, this book is your solution.  

Award-winning journalist Catherine Price presents a practical, hands-on plan to break up—and then make up—with your phone. The goal? A long-term relationship that actually feels good.

You’ll discover how phones and apps are designed to be addictive, and learn how the time we spend on them damages our abilities to focus, think deeply, and form new memories. You’ll then make customized changes to your settings, apps, environment, and mindset that will enable you to take back control of your life.  

Packed with tested strategies and practical tips, How to Break Up With Your Phone is an essential, life-changing guide for everyone who owns a smartphone.

Catherine Price is a science journalist, author and speaker. She consults and leads workshops for individuals and organizations to help them create healthier personal and professional relationships with their phones, and establish best practices to encourage creativity, productivity and mental health.


To design a more joyful life includes reframing some of our old perceptions and habits. Almost no single thing in modern life deserves a reframe more than the smartphone. In How to Break Up With Your Phone, Price offers an accessible and clever way to do just that.
— Dave Evans, coauthor of Designing Your Life

A slim, insight-packed volume that’s both a primer on the toll smartphone overuse can take on our mental and physical health, and a practical manual for a 30-day reset designed to put you on a path to moderation, this is a book whose message couldn’t feel more timely, or more urgent.
— Health Magazine

I love this book!! It’s life-changing!!
— Lisa Davis, "It's Your Health"

By the time I was half-way through following Price’s system, I was a convert.
— New Statesman


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