How to Break Up With Your Phone Media Kit

Resources for Journalists & Media Outlets (bio, cover/headshots, and answers to FAQ, etc)

For US press requests, press copies, etc, please contact Daniel Wikey at daniel.wikey@tenspeed.com 

For UK interview requests (and publicity- and marketing-related things), please contact Leanne Oliver at Leanne.Oliver@orionbooks.co.uk

For Australia, please contact Jemma Rowe at Jemma.Rowe@hachette.com.au

For all other foreign interview queries (and for high-res images of non-US covers), please contact Janine Kamouh at JKamouh@wmeentertainment.com.

For example of previous press coverage, please visit phonebreakup.com/press


Free Resources for Readers, Listeners, Etc

Phone breakup challenge

Phone breakup lock screen images

Note: In general, I ask that interviewers sign up for the free Phone Breakup Challenge at phonebreakup.com before we speak. Even if you don’t get a chance to complete the challenge beforehand, it’ll provide fodder for discussion—and give you a firsthand sense of my approach.


Bio

Photo credit: Colin Lenton

Photo credit: Colin Lenton

“Catherine Price [is] the Marie Kondo of brains.” —The New York Times

Catherine Price is an award-winning journalist, speaker and consultant whose work has appeared in publications including The Best American Science WritingThe New York Times, Popular Science, O, The Oprah Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post Magazine, Parade, Salon, Slate, Men’s Journal, Self, Medium, Health Magazine, and Outside, among others. 

Her latest book, How to Break Up With Your Phone (Ten Speed Press, 2018) is devoted to helping people create healthier relationships with their digital devices. It's being published in 26 countries and translated into 18 languages and has received attention from major media outlets around the world. Before that, she wrote VITAMANIA: How Vitamins Revolutionized the Way We Think About Food (Penguin Press 2015). 

Catherine leads frequent talks and workshops to help people improve their relationships with their devices, and is also the founder of Screen/Life Balance, a movement dedicated to helping people scroll less and live more.

She's occasionally on Twitter at @catherine_price and on Instagram at @_CatherinePrice and @ScreenLifeBalance. #phonebreakup #screenlifebalance

Additional info:

Catherine's other books also include Mindfulness: A Journal, the parody travel guide 101 Places Not to See Before You Die (HarperPaperbacks, 2010) and The Big Sur Bakery Cookbook (HarperCollins, 2009).

A graduate of Yale University and UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, Catherine is a recipient of a Middlebury Fellowship in Environmental Reporting, a two-time Société de Chimie Industrielle fellow at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, an ASME nominee, a 2013 resident at the Mesa Refuge, a fellow in both the Food and Medical Evidence Boot Camps at the Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT, and winner of the Gobind Behari Lal prize for science writing.


About How to Break Up With Your Phone

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.


Resources and Answers to Common Questions

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Answers to FAQ (start here if you're looking for an email interview)

General Phone Breakup Tips

Tips for How to Deal with Phones and Kids

How to Take a 24-Hour Trial Separation from Your Phone


Headshots and Book Covers:

Please feel free to use any of the images on this page (with attribution).

High-res US Cover (Ten Speed Press, Feb 2018)

High-res US Cover (Ten Speed Press, Feb 2018)

Photo credit: Colin Lenton

Photo credit: Colin Lenton

Photo credit: Colin Lenton

Photo credit: Colin Lenton

3D Book Cover (US version, Ten Speed Press)

3D Book Cover (US version, Ten Speed Press)

Photo credit: Colin Lenton

Photo credit: Colin Lenton

Image credit: Colin Lenton

Image credit: Colin Lenton