MediaKit

How to Break Up With Your Phone Media Kit

resources for journalists & Media outlets (including bio, cover/headshots, and answers to FAq)

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.

To schedule an interview with me directly: calendly.com/catherine_price (but please also write a note to the appropriate publicist so that they can keep track of media).

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


Bio

 Photo credit: Colin Lenton

Photo credit: Colin Lenton

Catherine Price is an author and science journalist whose articles and essays have appeared in The Best American Science Writing, the New York Times, Popular Science, O, The Oprah Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post Magazine, Slate, Parade, Salon, Men's Journal, Self, Mother Jones, and Health magazine, among other publications. Her previous books include Vitamania: How Vitamins Revolutionized the Way We Think About Food and 101 Places Not to See Before You DieShe's also the founder of The JOMO Project ( (Joy of Missing Out), which is devoted to the art and science of how to stress less and live more.

A graduate of Yale 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. You can learn more about her and her work at catherine-price.com.

Twitter: @catherine_price  || Instagram: @thejomoproject (I use social media primarily to share resources and to respond to reader questions)


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

(Feel Free To Quote Directly)

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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