The Winter of Our Disconnect challenges readers to examine the toll that technology is taking on their own family connections, and to create a media ecology that instead encourages kids-and parents-to thrive. Indeed, as a self-confessed single mom who "slept with her iPhone," Maushart knew her family's exile from Cyburbia wasn't going to be any easier for her than for her three teenagers, ages fourteen, fifteen, and eighteen. Yet they all soon discovered that the rewards of becoming "unplugged" were more rich and varied than any cyber reality could ever be.

 
  • One family, six months, zero digital devices. Read this true story for inspiration. Read it for laughs. Maybe even read it on your iPad.
    — OPRAH.COM
  • The author narrates her story in a breezy, irreverent style, but beneath the humor is much wisdom about what our wired world does for us and to us... No Luddite diatribe, but an insightful tale of the digital dilemmas familiar to many families.
    — KIRKUS REVIEWS