Monday, August 29, 2016

Book Review: Ctrl Alt Delete by Emma Gannon

I’ve been a fan of Emma Gannon’s writing and her blog for quite a while - she’s got a clear voice and a great skill for observations and descriptions, so I was excited to receive a copy of her book to review.
This felt like a longform version of Emma’s blogging or her writing for the Debrief - witty, knowledgeable, warm and brave. That’s not to say new readers should be put off - this is an inclusive and honest memoir and I’m sure it will win Emma a host of new fans.
There were chapters I adored (the one on the trolls was probably my favourite, I loved how clearly Emma cut through the BS and was able to verbalise so much of what is happening and what needs to change; and the interning excerpts made me howl/wince). There were others that made me feel very old (at thirty five almost a decade splits my experience from hers), and once again very glad to have done a good portion of my growing up and my uber-awkward teenage phase away from the online world.
I loved the conversational, witty tone of the book - whether Emma is writing about the big bad stuff or the funnier, sillier side of online life, it never felt like the book was lecturing or hectoring; more that it was like a friend holding forth. Loved the tone.
If you like a good bit of nonfiction I’d heartily recommend this book, and I’m very excited to see what Emma might write next!
You’ll like this if….you enjoyed Yes Please by Amy Poehler, or Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling. Kickass books by inspirational, funny women.

Thank you to Ebury for the copy for review - all opinions, ramblings, and inevitable typos my own.


  1. I've been wanting to read this for ages and now I have too!

    1. I hope you love it - Emma is such a gem!

  2. Ooh, I can't wait to read this! I go on holiday in a weeks time and this bad boy is coming with me for sure :)

    Lyndsay | Fizzy Peaches Travel & Lifestyle Blog


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