“Catherine Price is the Marie Kondo of brains. . . . [F]or the first time in a long time, I’m starting to feel like a human again.”
—Kevin Roose, the New York Times
Take the challenge
Join the thousands of people who have taken the 7-Day Phone Breakup Challenge—and create a relationship with your phone that actually feels good.
(No phones will be harmed or discarded.)
“I immediately pre-ordered three more copies for friends and family.”
About the Book
Is your phone the first thing you reach for in the morning and the last thing you touch before bed?
Award-winning journalist Catherine Price presents a practical, hands-on plan to break up—and then make up—with your phone. The goal isn’t to get rid of your phone; it’s to create a long-term relationship that 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.
How to Break Up With Your Phone is being published in 26 countries and translated into 18 languages.
We’ve created a collection of downloadable resources that you can use to help you and your loved ones successfully create healthier relationships with your phones.
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Device Free Dinner Toolkit
As featured in…
Selected press and features
CBS This Morning
The Today Show
Good Morning America
selected articles, radio and podcasts
The New York Times: “Do Not Disturb: How I Ditched My Phone and Unbroke My Brain”
The New York Times: "How to Break Up With Your Phone"
CBS News: "How to Break Up With Your Phone" (text, video, podcast)
Philadelphia Magazine: "Catherine Price's Modest Proposal"
NPR "Here and Now": "Breaking Up Is Hard—Especially When It's With Your Smartphone"
WHYY: Radio Times
Recode: Too Embarrassed to Ask
Los Angeles Times: "Can You Go Without Your Phone for 24 Hours?"
Time Magazine: "9 Ways to Finally Stop Spending So Much Time On Your Phone"