Stop Looking at Your Phone (Hardcover)

By Son of Alan

Andrews McMeel Publishing, 9781449497538, 128pp.

Publication Date: April 23, 2019

List Price: 9.99*
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In an age when we'd rather Instagram our food than eat it, this cheeky, illustrated instruction manual humorously demonstrates how to remove our eyes from our phones and reconnect with the real world.

In his wonderfully deadpan instruction manual for our increasingly device-focused lives, illustrator Son of Alan taps into the strange truth of our obsession with the tiny screen. Revealing how ludicrous we've all become, and what wonders lie in stall for us mere inches from our faces, this book will make you want to reclaim your life, your friends, and your family from the tyranny of the backlit screen. Without nagging or preaching, this book uses hilarious but simple illustrations to highlight our universal (and ridiculous) dependence on the cell phone. In Stop Looking at Your Phone, device-driven readers will receive a much needed reminder of the possibilities life offers beyond the digitally enhanced screen.

About the Author

Son of Alan is the logical, step-by-step alter ego of illustrator Lee Woodgate. It is the side of him that likes to visually explain things (often with a slight twist of dry humor). He illustrates for GQ, FHM, The Times, Financial Times and TimeOut, Men's Health, Entertainment Weekly, and The Guardian. He has done animation sequences for the TV channel Dave.