How to Live With the Internet and Not Let It Run Your Life

About The Book

“How To Live With The Internet And Not Let It Run Your Life”, published by Smith Street Books, is my debut as an author. It is a guide to living your life online, offering practical and sanity-saving tips to help you block out distractions and detractors.

Nobody owns the internet, but it can own us. 

Between updates from our exes and half-hearted flirtations, abuse from trolls and doomscrolling, it’s easy to get sucked in and much harder to log off. The internet is addictive, but Gabrielle Alexa Noel has advice to save our mental health and offline relationships from social media and tech monopolies. 

Whether it’s sending nudes safely, protecting our data, or helping LGBTQI+ youth thrive, How to Live With the Internet and Not Let It Run Your Life is here to keep us safer, happier, and free to keep sliding into DMs.

“How To Live With The Internet And Not Let It Run Your Life” is out now!

Reviews

...as promised by the title, Noel makes a case for us to maintain our sanity and an overall control over how we operate in the digital sphere while not breaking our laptops in half, throwing our phones away, or otherwise limiting our screen-time to sending emails. Noel highlights that the internet is no longer an entity separate from our lives but one that is so intertwined with the rest of our lives that we often forget “the line between our physical and digital bodies isn’t always distinct."
...stepping away from social media, even just so that picking up your phone isn’t your first impulse when you wake up in the morning, can save you from reading a torrent of things that aren’t constructive or helpful for your life. But like every fiery car wreck, the internet is fascinating to survey from a safe distance—and might even help shape more positive online habits."