Full confession: I loved America’s Next Top Model when I was in high school and college; I remember Kim Stolz’s season (mostly because I hated Lisa) and picked this up based on her name. Unfriending My Ex isn’t really a memoir, Stolz doesn’t dive into her childhood or even her time on ANTM but focuses on her technology dependence. I’ll admit I’m glued to my phone more than I, or my husband, would prefer but Kim and her friends are almost unrealistically intense with their social media habits.
Stolz talks extensively about cyber stalking ex-girlfriends on Facebook as well as her friends’ experiences with relationships in the digital age. She’s not the first person to discuss how the constant stream of perfectly curated photos, subliminal status updates and the easy access to exes can make it hard to get over people and unfortunately she doesn’t bring much new to the table. She talks about how often her social media stalking habits caused issues in her relationship but I don’t think technology is the problem. Kim just seems like a habitual cheater who has found blaming Facebook, texting and Snapchat on society’s (her) inability to stay faithful!