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Simmons Community Read : How to Break Up with Your Phone: Catherine Price

A reading guide for the Simmons 2023 Community Read How to Break Up with Your Phone: The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life written by Catherine Price.

Who is Catherine Price?

Catherine is an award-winning health and science journalist, speaker, founder of Screen/Life Balance, and bestselling author of books including How to Break Up With Your Phone: The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life and The Power of Fun: How to Feel Alive Again. Her journalistic work has been featured in publications including The Best American Science Writing and The New York Times, and her TED talk on fun was the 2nd most viewed for all of 2022. She speaks and leads workshops and retreats about fun, creativity, productivity, and screen/life balance for clients including major conferences, Fortune 500 companies, business organizations, schools, health organizations, community groups, and hotels and retreat centers, among others. Her ultimate goal is to help people scroll less and live more.


The Power of Fun : How to Feel Alive Again (2021)

Price makes the case that, far from being frivolous, fun is actually critical to our well-being—and shows us how to have more of it.

Vitamania: How Vitamins Revolutionized the Way We Think About Food (2015)

Price reveals how vitamins have profoundly shaped our attitudes toward eating, and investigates the emerging science of how what we eat might affect our offspring for generations to come.

Mindfulness: A Journal (2016)

A guided journal designed to provide a structured, clear and un-intimidating introduction to mindfulness that anyone can use.

101 Places Not to See Before You Die (2010)

Brings you lively tales of the most ill-conceived museums, worst theme parks, and grossest Superfund sites that you'll ever have the pleasure of not visiting.




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