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Bart Hopkins

Bart Hopkins

LIKE is a selfie of modern times that takes you on a journey through the lives of normal people—the new normal—fully connected in an electronic age. You’ll meet Greg, a realtor whose success stems from his Internet savvy. His tweets are re-tweeted a hundred times and thousands follow his blog. Then there’s Paul, who stumbles on an old crush while Facebooking. Through research of her online habits, he arranges a “chance” meeting so they can fall in Like with each other. Martin is a cancer survivor with renewed purpose in life thanks to a supportive social media family. It’s a tapestry of people and events woven together with this era’s most abundant thread: social media. “With one Like I can say hi to a friend, support them during a crisis, share in a joke, make someone happy, or reinforce a person’s self-esteem. I make myself part of their world. It’s like I stopped by for coffee. But, by Liking, I can also avoid talking to all the people I don’t want to waste time on. Or I can check to see what my ex-girlfriend is doing seven or eight times an hour. It’s a double-edged mouse click.” - Anonymous **Review "Like is a sharply observant and exceedingly well-written novel about the ocean of social media in which we swim about like schools of curious fish..." - San Francisco Book Review "The storyline for LIKE is terrific. I could easily see a screenplay writer wanting to adapt it for film. The opening chapters introduce us to numerous characters whose lives are unwittingly on a collision course thanks to social media. ... And it's brilliant in so many ways. The writing is witty and sharp, and focuses the reader on important questions about how and why social media have become so prevalent in society. ... The book is LIKE, but ... it's really about the subtleties of LIFE. I highly recommend this book: 5/5 stars." - Tucker Elliot, author of *The Day Before 9/11* "...so believable that it can be a true story ... I had to remind myself that it is a work of fiction" - Mari Davis, Editor-in-Chief, Fashion Windows "... finally someone has put their finger on the impact social media has on each of us ... dip into this absolutely marvelous book Bart has created, weaving together disparate lives in a way that only master storytellers can do ... What makes LIKE work so very well is Bart's ability to create credible characters ... Bart Hopkins brings it all into focus, and in doing so has written an absolutely stunning and contemporary examination of the way we are. Highly Recommended." - Grady Harp, author of War Songs. * SEMI-FINALIST - 2016 KINDLE BOOK REVIEW AWARDS *** About the Author Bart Hopkins is originally from Galveston, Texas, but has lived in Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, South Korea, and Germany.  He was born in the middle of the 1970s. He's been a meteorologist in the US Air Force for over twenty years.  Bart likes to travel, enjoys pretending he's a photographer, and shares as much time as possible with his beautiful wife and three awesome children. They recently added a "Westie Yorkie" named Lulu to the family. Bart has written three novels and a book of short stories. He hopes to one day achieve global peace through his writing--one individual at a time--one book at a time--or one post at a time. Learn more about the author & read his rants on his website: barthopkins.com/blog Stalk him on Facebook: facebook.com/barthopkinsauthor Follow him on Twitter: twitter.com/bart_dead_ends  
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