Beyond Me, My Selfie, and I: Finding Real Happiness in a Self-Absorbed World

Teresa TomeoBook 160 pgs.
Trade Paperback

Publisher: Servant (2016)
ISBN: 9781632530462


Teresa Tomeo is an author, syndicated talk show host, and motivational speaker on the topics of media and pop culture. Teresa travels around the world speaking on faith, culture, and media awareness. She is the host of the daily syndicated Catholic radio show Catholic Connection produced by Ave Maria Radio and syndicated through the EWTN Global Catholic radio network. She writes a column for the national Catholic newspaper Our Sunday Visitor and appears frequently on EWTN Catholic TV and other religious and secular media outlets. She is the author of Walk Softly and Carry a Great Bag: On-the-Go Devotions.


"In an increasingly narcissistic culture, Teresa Tomeo throws readers a lifeline. With her typical cleverness and depth, she reminds us why ‘it is not all about you’ . . . but us!  Drop the selfie stick and pick up this book." — Raymond Arroyo, New York Times Bestselling Author and EWTN News Managing Editor and Founding News Director  

“Teresa Tomeo felt the cultural pulse and has detected a serious heart ailment -- narcissistic self-love. From one symptom (overindulging in taking selfies), she proceeds to identify many others: obsessive-compulsive internet and media addictions, isolation from actual human contact, loss of God and a resultant loss of meaning. Yet Tomeo is also wise enough to suggest healing prescriptions. Read this book and discover how you, too, can love God and other people in order to get out of a profoundly self-centered downward spiral and break free to authentic joy and peace.” — Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J., biblical scholar, EWTN host, and president and founder of Ignatius Productions

“Teresa Tomeo takes a clear picture of our technologically obsessed, self-absorbed culture. She presents a compelling case: The closer you are to yourself, the farther you are from God. Me, My Selfie and I gives a true picture of reality.” — Dr. Ray Guarendi, clinical psychologist, nationally syndicated talk radio and television host and author of Discipline That Lasts a Lifetime

"Teresa Tomeo skillfully lays out one of the most powerful yet counterintuitive truths of the human experience: that focusing on yourself won't lead to happiness. Our self-obsessed culture needs this message now more than ever." — Jennifer Fulwiler, host of “The Jennifer Fulwiler Show” (SiriusXM) and bestselling author of Something Other Than God

“As the wand of Narcissis (a.k.a.the selfie stick) waves across our world, spreading egotism and selfishness, Teresa Tomeo gives us a clear picture of what the 'selfie age' is doing to our society. Beyond Me, My Selfie and I offers us a better way of living and growing closer to Christ. Do yourself a favor: put down your smart phone and pick up this book. You'll be surprised what you have been missing!” — Michele Faehnle, co-author of Divine Mercy for Moms

“It is difficult to imagine that the culture of narcissism has moved to hyper-narcissism. Yet this seems to be the interior and virtual world in which so many young people live – with new generations clamoring to join them. . . . Not content to leave the culture, and its vulnerable youth, to the darkness of egocentric isolation, Tomeo uses scripture, philosophy, common sense, and prayer to reintroduce light and love into the emptiness and alienation of our time. She incites us to move beyond the reduction of ourselves to mere images and facades pandering for attention – and to follow the call and grace of Christ to rise to love and faith — and so to embrace our true nature, dignity, and destiny.” — Fr. Robert J. Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D., author of Finding True Happiness and president of the Magis Center of Reason and Faith

“When I heard Teresa Tomeo was writing a book about me, I was thrilled! Then I realized it wasn’t written just about me. It’s written about all of us who live in this ‘me’ centered world. As always, Teresa helps us be less self-centered and more God-centered. I may even take a selfie with this book to share it with others!  — Lino Rulli, The Catholic Guy on SiriusXM Satellite Radio

“In Beyond Me, My Selfie, and I, Teresa Tomeo has once again shown herself to be one of the most insightful, readable media critics in our society today. In this brilliant analysis of the “selfie” phenomenon, she exposes “me, myself, and I” as the false path to happiness that it really is, and asks her readers thought-provoking questions that will help them find the road to true joy. Everyone with a smart phone should read this book – and share it with their friends!” — Sue Ellen Browder, author of Subverted: How I Helped the Sexual Revolution Hijack the Women’s Movement

Beyond Me, My Selfie, and I: Finding Real Happiness in a Self-Absorbed World

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$ 15.99
Beyond Me, My Selfie, and I: Finding Real Happiness in a Self-Absorbed World
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You might not know it by observing popular media, but the world does not revolve around “me, my selfie and I”.

Teresa Tomeo, media expert and host of the syndicated radio program Catholic Connection, believes “selfie culture” represents a society that is losing touch with its humanity. In Beyond Me, My Selfie and I, she offers real ways to rebel against the narcissism of modern life and rediscover our relationship with each other, the beauty of nature—and, most importantly, God.

Tomeo explores Church teachings and Scripture passages about self-centeredness versus other-centeredness, as well as the thoughts of Popes John Paul II, Benedict and Francis, all of whom have written and spoken extensively about the proper use of media. She’s also gathered practical advice from a number of media experts on how to find balance when it comes to selfies and other media activities.

Tomeo makes the case for “selfie control,” with advice for moms and dads on navigating today’s media minefields. She’ll also provide research-backed methods for finding real happiness by giving and putting others first rather than staying focused on oneself.

When your identity is focused in Christ—as opposed to yourself—life becomes so much more than fleeting moments of attention. You’ll read inspiring examples of individuals who made a real difference in the world, as well as people whose change in media habits changed their lives—and the lives of others—in surprising ways.

The audio edition of this book can be downloaded via Audible.

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