How to Leave Twitter: My Time as Queen of the Universe and Why This Must Stop by Grace Dent

by |July 29, 2011

Grace Dent is onto a winner.

As we all know there are millions of twitter users worldwide. Each of these twitter users has a family, some have wives and husbands, and some even still have friends. These friends, partners and family members will soon feel, or are already feeling, neglected. They have probably come to resent the tweeter’s fascination with twitter and their obvious preference for the company of their ‘tweeps’ over them.

In the orbit of  every tweeter there must be on average two disgruntled non-tweeters. Some must have more.

In steps Grace Dent. She knows that those on twitter are far too busy tweeting to buy a book about tweeting and she knows that the neglected wouldn’t read a book on twitter if their life depended on it. What to do, what to do?

You write a book non-tweeters will buy for the tweeter in their life. Brilliant!

Be warned tweeters the world over, you will soon own a copy of  How to Leave Twitter: My Time as Queen of the Universe and Why This Must Stop by Grace Dent. Most of you will end up with multiple copies.

Will the tweeter like it? Yup. Will they admit to liking it? Nup. Will they read it in secret on the loo? Yup. Will you find out? Nup. Are Grace Dent’s observations, hints and warnings interesting, or funny, or informative? Yup. Yup. Yup. Will the reader admit this? Nup.

I get the feeling Grace Dent is prepared for such muted successes.

Buy your tweeter a copy of How to Leave Twitter from Booktopia, Australia’s No.1 Online Book Shop here

Here’s what the publisher says about the book…

How to Leave Twitter: My Time as Queen of the Universe and Why This Must Stop by Grace Dent

A hilarious look at what’s really going on in Twitterworld from journalist, TV commentator and author Grace Dent.

Three years ago columnist and author Grace Dent joined new social network site Twitter, mainly as a place to dump her surplus jokes, rant about garbage TV and post exclusive j-pegs of her hot new toenail-varnish. But as every ‘re-tweet’ and ‘Follow Friday’ saw her audience figures soar by tens of thousands, Dent found herself centre-stage in an all-consuming highly addictive social network revolution. One where the gags, gossip, scandal and backstabbing literally never stop.

Here Dent takes a hilarious, acerbic look at what’s really going on in Twitterworld; who’s actually tweeting, who’s really reading your tweets and what’s behind the 140 character lies they tell. She looks at the highs and grotty lows of twitter addiction, the shameless social climbers, the friends you’ll make and the ones you can’t get bloody rid of, the barefaced bragging, the shameful celebstalking, and the truth about ‘twanking’, twitter cliques, angry ‘twitchfork mobs’ and dealing with trolls.

About The Author : Grace Dent is undeniably one of the hottest names in teen fiction right now. Put simply: no other author nails how young people REALLY speak and behave like Grace Dent. Grace is a comedy writer and broadcaster specialising in all aspects of ‘Pop Culture’. She lives in East London with her husband, who works in the music industry. When she’s not writing comedy Grace is to be found ‘faffing about on the internet’ or ‘faffing about in the garden or kitchen’ or ‘just ‘faffing about generally. I’m an excellent faffer.’

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John Purcell (aka Natasha Walker) is the author of The Secret Lives of Emma trilogy published by Random House Australia. The Secret Lives of Emma: Beginnings reached the top ten on the Australian fiction charts and Natasha/John was the tenth highest selling Australian novelist and third highest selling Australian debut author in 2012. The trilogy has since sold over 50,000 copies in print and ebook and has been translated into French, Korean and Polish. John has worked in the book industry for over twenty-five years. While still in his twenties he opened John’s Bookshop, a second-hand bookshop in Mosman in which he sat for ten years reading, ranting and writing. Now he is the Director of Books at

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