Apress release of CrackBerry: True Tales of BlackBerry Use and Abuse now available online and at a bookstore near you!

CrackBerry: True Tales of BlackBerry Use and Abuse!
By Kevin Michaluk on 22 Oct 2010 11:52 am EDT

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WooHoo! Back in May we announced that Apress picked up our CrackBerry book and that a new version was on its way and would be available in time for the holiday season. Today I'm happy to announce the re-release of CrackBerry: True Tales of BlackBerry Use and Abuse is now available online and this time around will be coming to a bookstore near you (most Barnes & Noble locations should already have them)! 

CrackBerry: True Tales of BlackBerry Use and Abuse, by Martin Trautschold, Kevin Michaluk, and Gary Mazo covers the phenomenon of "BlackBerry Addiction," offering true-life accounts of BlackBerry dependence and mishaps. You'll find comfort and humor in the unbelievable tales of BlackBerry abuse and also learn some valuable information along the way. It's a must have if you own a BlackBerry, and the perfect gift for a friend who is showing signs of a BlackBerry addiction. What you'll learn:

  • "BlackBerry Confessions" from the authors and users from CrackBerry.com
  • Dozens of user stories that are just too funny or too sad to believe
  • A unique 12 Step approach to curb your BlackBerry dependence
  • Work BlackBerry etiquette tips to live by
  • The "BlackBerry Quiz" to test your level of addiction

Even though it's called CrackBerry and focuses mainly on BlackBerry, anybody who finds they are overusing their iPhone, iPad, Android phone or other mobile electronic gadget wlil be able to indentify and appreciate the stories and advice given in the book. With Christmas just around the corner, it definitely will be the perfect stocking stuffer this holiday season for the BlackBerry abuser in the family of office . Follow the links below to pick it up online, and you'll also be able to find CrackBerry: True Tales of BlackBerry Use and Abuse in most major bookstores soon! 

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Reader comments

Apress release of CrackBerry: True Tales of BlackBerry Use and Abuse now available online and at a bookstore near you!


I agree, I won't buy this until it comes out on Kindle. I don't want to fluff about with pdf files...

Agreed! Will check with Apress. I know a Kindle version is on the way... will let you know the exact date and we'll run another blog post once available. Stay tuned!

Seriously, did you bear in mind that it's certainly illegal to drive whilst using a phone in many parts of Europe and the US and decide to go ahead and be seen as setting a bad example anyway?

I love the cover: using the phone while driving into an F1/F2 Tornado and this is why it says use and abuse. The person is too busy using the phone whilst driving and then gets sucked up by the funnel. In my mind something that can happen and just might be in the book or the cutting/editing room floor.


Congrats DJ! You've unlocked the Level 1 "Captain Obvious!" achievement on Crackberry.com. Reach Level 2 and Kevin will become your best friend!

I'll be getting the paperback from Amazon.com (using the BlackBerry App of course)! Good work guys!

looks like barnes and noble are selling it so i just ordered it. 17.99. should see it in a few days and i cant wait. i consider myself an avid user and pretty knowledgable about BB but i can brush up on a few things wit this book. thanks guys.....give more feedback when it arrive and after i get thru it a bit

The book is meant for those addicted with BB. If you fall into this category of those intoxicated with the device, you need to watch it. Not read it though but would love to...

Wonder if my name is correct this time. Lol And is it fitting that I'm buying the Ebook so I can read it on my Torch? Hmmmm

Im excited about reading it. Wonder if theres any stories about finding love on a blackberry. If not, i got one for ya for the next book!

Wow, I thought I was a good citizen when it came to BlackBerry, but nooooooooooo, I am a very bad abuser, just as bad as a drug dealer or alcoholic.