Today it’s my turn on the BlogTour The Worst Couple in the World by Holly Tierney-Bedord. It’s a short read, a satirical look at the use of social media and the people who use it to promote themselves.
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Holly Tierney-Bedord is the author of over twenty books ranging from serious women’s fiction to romantic comedies, domestic thrillers, humor, and cozy mysteries. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin.
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About the book
No longer content to just be Snappigram sensations, folk hop singers Zeke and Angelique are ready to move up from coffee house performances to the big stage. With songs like “Uh Huh, Future Baby Mama” and “Don’t Worry About the Bills, Little Missus” there’s pretty much no way they can fail.
But if their musical career takes off, will it leave their love behind?
This satirical novella about an over-the-top fame hungry duo is for fans of David Sedaris and Don DeLillo.Review
I know this is satire, but it really makes me fear for our society probably because this is a pretty accurate description of the fakery that goes on. Young people, the up and coming generations, are only interested in self-gratification and the adoration of the invisible online world. It’s all about likes, shares and followers.
It’s a shame that people like the fictitious Zeke and Angelique are role models for children. And it’s delusional to think that in a world where technology rules the waking hours of the young, that they won’t be influenced by shallow role models who pretend to live perfect lives.
The danger in this is that it is teaching the young to aspire to the impossible. There is no such thing as perfection 24/7, and it is okay to be less than perfect. It’s okay to just be you and not some version you think the world wants you to be.
It also teaches their followers to be willing to do anything to become insta-famous or popular. Lie, fake it, pretend. Use filters to create the perfect picture. Heck there are even social media influencers who create picture perfect cups of coffee ect with shaving cream for instance, because fake cups of foam and coloured liquid look better than the actual item they are promoting.
It’s a short read, a satirical look at the use of social media and the people who use it to promote themselves. Unfortunately, and that isn’t the fault of the author, I think this is closer to the truth than people would like to believe. A world a fakery and false expectations, which results in a lack of trust in anything we interact with.
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