Book review: Dot Complicated

A guide for navigating the challenges created by technology.

Dot Complicated by Randi Zuckerberg
Random House, $36.99  

book review dot complicated randi zuckerberg​When you see the name Zuckerberg, you instantly think social media and technology. And that’s no mistake with Randi Zuckerberg, sister of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Randi is a digital guru in her own right though, albeit nowhere near as well-known as her brother. She’s the CEO of Zuckerberg Media and a former Facebook marketing executive who now runs Dot Complicated, a weekly newsletter and lifestyle blog.

Dot Complicated (the book) presents a guide for navigating the challenges created by technology. Zuckerberg proposes practical solutions for maintaining balance in an inter-connected world – something that’s becoming harder and harder in this always-on culture we now live in.

It’s also something of a semi-autobiography or memoir for Zuckerberg, who devotes some pages to talking about her work at Facebook, including the successes, the challenges and how it changed our digital world. She also shares anecdotes about the early years of the company, so it’s a must-read for devotees of social media.

Chapters on love, career, family and friendships round out the editorial direction of the book.