An awesome book about a guy, Dave Cicirelli, who realized how much social media has taken over our every day lives and wonders how much people post is really true. Thus conceiving the idea of “Fakebook”, in this case it’s using his current Facebook profile and creating a rousing adventure based wholly on lies.
He has quit his job, and has decided to trek across the country and “see-what-happens-along-the-way”; a lot happens, but not all for the good. Because everything was so “by-the-seat-of-his-pants”, Dave forgot some of the problems/consequences that would arise from doing something like that. Family freak outs. Friends inspired by the brazen attitude Fake Dave takes on as he winds up being enslaved by an Amish family, and when he runs away he manages to “abduct” the farmer’s daughter. Bar fights. Photoshopped images, and crazy back stories, Dave and Fake Dave take an interesting journey of self-realization, all while “Kate Fisher” is watching his moves and sending precious reminders to his front door.
In the end this book is filled with lots a interesting “thinker phrases”, you know, the philosophical ones that definitely makes you rethink your priorities. I enjoyed this book very much, and although I am not inspired enough to quit my own job like some of his Facebook friends had, it definitely gives a person something to think about.