On Thursday, April 23 at 6 pm, Laguna Beach Books is pleased to welcome Sharael Kolberg, author of A Year Unplugged: A Family's Life Without Technology. There is no charge for this event.
In A Year Unplugged, the Kolberg family bravely tries to wean themselves from their technology addictions in an effort to reclaim quality family time. The Kolbergs decided to not only turn off their television, but also to unplug their iPods, iPhones, laptops, and digital cameras, and disconnect from their email, cell phones, and internet for personal use. Not an easy task for most Americans -- especially difficult for a family immersed in technology in Silicon Valley.
Sharael Kolberg chronicles the trials and tribulations of the family as they learn to live without modern technology. A Year Unplugged is a true-life tale that explores how dependent we are on technology and the impact it has on interpersonal relationships and society as a whole. Through thought-provoking, humorous, and heart-wrenching narrative, Sharael hopes to compel readers to open dialogue about the conscious use of technology.
As a nationally published journalist, Sharael Kolberg's work has appeared in numerous magazines, newspapers, and websites, including Outside and Sunset magazines. She currently writes for Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Riviera, and Orange Coast magazines. Sharael and her family currently reside in Laguna Beach.