Book Review & Giveaway – Facebook Fairytales

About the Book

Once upon a time there was an online social network called Facebook, and it brought together people from all over the globe, helping them to reignite romances, launch careers, and even find organ donors. Facebook Fairytales brings to light inspirational “happy endings” stemming from the increasingly popular social-networking site. Author Emily Liebert crafts captivating narratives of real-life stories from interviews with Facebook users who have used the site’s many applications to find biological parents, relay messages to loved ones during the Mumbai terrorist attacks, donate money to Chinese orphanages, and try to hunt down a hit-and-run criminal. Readers will relate to these tales and, simultaneously, be charmed by the little spark of magic that sets them apart from your everyday success stories.

Liebert also interviews and shares the story of Chris Hughes, Facebook cofounder who worked on the Obama new-media campaign, revolutionizing the use of social-networking sites as a political tool. Complete with an introductory interview with Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook Fairytales is a collection of tales that will inspire you to seek out your “happily ever after” on the world’s most popular social-networking site—and maybe find Prince Charming along the way.

About the Author
Emily Liebert is an award-winning, internationally published writer and author. Most recently, she edited Kerry Kennedy’s New York Times best-seller Being Catholic Now: Prominent Americans Talk About Change in the Church and the Quest for Meaning. She’s written for such publications as Elite Traveler, Robb Report, Gotham, and Cottages & Gardens and has interviewed a long list of celebrities and high-profile subjects. Currently, Liebert is finishing final edits on her forthcoming, debut novel—Conversations with Friends.

My Take on the Book
The author had a great idea when she thought of this book. With Facebook being as large as it is, I have seen many amazing things occur through this electronic medium. I have seen people come together to support a friend and I have seen love spark up from lost loves… the tales are endless.

This book takes only 25 of these inspiring tales and presents them to the readers. I was interested to see what they had to share as I too have found lost friends on facebook and it truly made my world that much smaller once I started using it.

In reading the book, I found it engaging and a very quick read. It compelled you to read further and to understand and relate to the stories that were being told.

One of the stories that I found to be amazing was the young man who found his biological father and in doing so his biological mother through Facebook. Talk about crazy!

While I have been using Facebook for some time, this book reinforces the good things that can happen in social networking and gives you a great feeling as you set the book down!

If this book sounds like one you would like for your own library you can find it on Amazon!

Giveaway

How would you like to win a copy of this book for yourself? I will be giving away one book to a lucky reader! All you need to do is let me know why you would have an interest in this book to be considered. The contest will run for one week and will end on May 19, 2010.
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