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How to Be Alone

Author : Lane Moore
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 224 pages
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Release : 2018-11-06
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781501178849

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How to Be Alone by Lane Moore Pdf

The former Sex & Relationships Editor for Cosmopolitan and host of the wildly popular comedy show Tinder Live with Lane Moore presents her poignant, funny, and deeply moving first book. Lane Moore is a rare performer who is as impressive onstage—whether hosting her iconic show Tinder Live or being the enigmatic front woman of It Was Romance—as she is on the page, as both a former writer for The Onion and an award-winning sex and relationships editor for Cosmopolitan. But her story has had its obstacles, including being her own parent, living in her car as a teenager, and moving to New York City to pursue her dreams. Through it all, she looked to movies, TV, and music as the family and support systems she never had. From spending the holidays alone to having better “stranger luck” than with those closest to her to feeling like the last hopeless romantic on earth, Lane reveals her powerful and entertaining journey in all its candor, anxiety, and ultimate acceptance—with humor always her bolstering force and greatest gift. How to Be Alone is a must-read for anyone whose childhood still feels unresolved, who spends more time pretending to have friends online than feeling close to anyone in real life, who tries to have genuine, deep conversations in a roomful of people who would rather you not. Above all, it’s a book for anyone who desperately wants to feel less alone and a little more connected through reading her words.

How to Be Alone

Author : Tanya Davis,Andrea Dorfman
Publisher : Harper Collins
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 43,7 Mb
Release : 2013-10-22
Category : Self-Help
ISBN : 9780062280862

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How to Be Alone by Tanya Davis,Andrea Dorfman Pdf

Since its debut on YouTube, Tanya Davis’s beautiful and perceptive poem "How to Be Alone," visually realized by artist and filmmaker Andrea Dorfman, has become an international sensation. In this edition of How to Be Alone, they have adapted the poem and its compelling illustrations for the page in a beautiful, meditative volume—a keepsake to treasure and to share. From a solitary walk in the woods to sitting unaccompanied on a city park bench to eating a meal and even dancing alone, How to Be Alone, reveals the possibilities and joys waiting to be discovered when we engage in activities on our own. As she soothes the disquietude that accompanies the fear of aloneness, and celebrates the power of solitude to change how we see ourselves and the world, Tanya reveals how, removed from the noise and distractions of other lives, we can find acceptance and grace within. For those who have never been by themselves or those who embrace being on their own, How to Be Alone encourages us to recognize and embrace the possibilities of being alone—and reminds us of a universe of joy, peace, and discovery waiting to unfold.

How to Be Alone

Author : Jonathan Franzen
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Page : 317 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 2007-05-15
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN : 9780374707644

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How to Be Alone by Jonathan Franzen Pdf

Passionate, strong-minded nonfiction from the National Book Award-winning author of The Corrections Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections was the best-loved and most-written-about novel of 2001. Nearly every in-depth review of it discussed what became known as "The Harper's Essay," Franzen's controversial 1996 investigation of the fate of the American novel. This essay is reprinted for the first time in How to be Alone, along with the personal essays and the dead-on reportage that earned Franzen a wide readership before the success of The Corrections. Although his subjects range from the sex-advice industry to the way a supermax prison works, each piece wrestles with familiar themes of Franzen's writing: the erosion of civic life and private dignity and the hidden persistence of loneliness in postmodern, imperial America. Recent pieces include a moving essay on his father's stuggle with Alzheimer's disease (which has already been reprinted around the world) and a rueful account of Franzen's brief tenure as an Oprah Winfrey author. As a collection, these essays record what Franzen calls "a movement away from an angry and frightened isolation toward an acceptance--even a celebration--of being a reader and a writer." At the same time they show the wry distrust of the claims of technology and psychology, the love-hate relationship with consumerism, and the subversive belief in the tragic shape of the individual life that help make Franzen one of our sharpest, toughest, and most entertaining social critics.

How to Be Alone

Author : Sara Maitland,The School of Life
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Page : 182 pages
File Size : 48,9 Mb
Release : 2014-01-02
Category : Philosophy
ISBN : 9781447258827

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How to Be Alone by Sara Maitland,The School of Life Pdf

Our fast-paced society does not approve of solitude; being alone is literally anti-social and some even find it sinister. Why is this so when autonomy, personal freedom and individualism are more highly prized than ever before? Sara Maitland answers this question by exploring changing attitudes throughout history. Offering experiments and strategies for overturning our fear of solitude, she helps us to practise it without anxiety and encourages us to see the benefits of spending time by ourselves. By indulging in the experience of being alone, we can be inspired to find our own rewards and ultimately lead more enriched, fuller lives. One in the new series of books from The School of Life, launched January 2014: How to Age by Anne Karpf How to Develop Emotional Health by Oliver James How to Be Alone by Sara Maitland How to Deal with Adversity by Christopher Hamilton How to Think About Exercise by Damon Young How to Connect with Nature by Tristan Gooley


Author : Rebecca Seal
Publisher : Gallery Books
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Release : 2021-02-23
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9781982180911

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Solo by Rebecca Seal Pdf

“Kind, realistic, and genuinely helpful...Install a copy on whatever surface is functioning as your desk, and you may even feel a little bit less alone.” —The Observer (London) A practical, accessible, and charming guide for finding joy while navigating your professional life working remotely from home—without losing your mind. Like it or not, working alone is now the new normal. The COVID-19 pandemic may have accelerated the process, but the trend is clear—making a living outside the confines of a public workplace is here to stay. For anyone who needs guidance on how to navigate working from a home office—or a home sofa—here is a charming, expert, and genuinely helpful guide to managing a productive career without impromptu hallway conversations or on-call IT support, but with more joy—and, for most of us, better coffee. Written by a dedicated work-from-home expert, Solo culls wisdom from the latest research in psychology, economics, and social science and explores what we gain, or lose, in the shift to solo work. In chapters like “Loneliness and Solitude,” “The Power of Planning,” and “The Curse of Comparison (and Why Social Media Sucks),” it picks up where the bibles for freelancers stop, offering practical, inspiring, and uniquely reassuring advice culled from a range of influences, from Aesop’s fables to medical journals, and explaining what helps us stay resilient, productive, and focused in a company of one.

Stop Being Lonely

Author : Kira Asatryan
Publisher : New World Library
Page : 282 pages
File Size : 47,9 Mb
Release : 2016-01-15
Category : Self-Help
ISBN : 9781608683802

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Stop Being Lonely by Kira Asatryan Pdf

Loneliness Has an Antidote: The Feeling of Closeness Loneliness isn’t something that happens only when we are physically alone. It can also happen when we are with people. Online friends, followers, or “likers” don’t necessarily add up to much when you crave fulfilling interaction, and satisfying, long-term relationships are not a mystery to be left up to chance (or technology). The good news is that, according to relationship coach Kira Asatryan, loneliness has a reliable antidote: the feeling of closeness. We can and should cultivate closeness in our relationships using the steps outlined in this book: knowing, caring, and mastering closeness. Whether with romantic partners, friends, family members, or business colleagues, these techniques will help you establish true closeness with others. The simple and straightforward actions Asatryan presents in this wonderfully practical book will guide you toward better relationships and less loneliness in all social contexts.

The Comfort Crisis

Author : Michael Easter
Publisher : Rodale Books
Page : 292 pages
File Size : 54,7 Mb
Release : 2021-05-11
Category : Self-Help
ISBN : 9780593138779

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The Comfort Crisis by Michael Easter Pdf

“If you’ve been looking for something different to level up your health, fitness, and personal growth, this is it.”—Melissa Urban, Whole30 CEO and New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Boundaries “Michael Easter’s genius is that he puts data around the edges of what we intuitively believe. His work has inspired many to change their lives for the better.”—Dr. Peter Attia, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Outlive Discover the evolutionary mind and body benefits of living at the edges of your comfort zone and reconnecting with the wild—from the author of Scarcity Brain, coming in September! In many ways, we’re more comfortable than ever before. But could our sheltered, temperature-controlled, overfed, underchallenged lives actually be the leading cause of many our most urgent physical and mental health issues? In this gripping investigation, award-winning journalist Michael Easter seeks out off-the-grid visionaries, disruptive genius researchers, and mind-body conditioning trailblazers who are unlocking the life-enhancing secrets of a counterintuitive solution: discomfort. Easter’s journey to understand our evolutionary need to be challenged takes him to meet the NBA’s top exercise scientist, who uses an ancient Japanese practice to build championship athletes; to the mystical country of Bhutan, where an Oxford economist and Buddhist leader are showing the world what death can teach us about happiness; to the outdoor lab of a young neuroscientist who’s found that nature tests our physical and mental endurance in ways that expand creativity while taming burnout and anxiety; to the remote Alaskan backcountry on a demanding thirty-three-day hunting expedition to experience the rewilding secrets of one of the last rugged places on Earth; and more. Along the way, Easter uncovers a blueprint for leveraging the power of discomfort that will dramatically improve our health and happiness, and perhaps even help us understand what it means to be human. The Comfort Crisis is a bold call to break out of your comfort zone and explore the wild within yourself.


Author : Francesca Specter
Publisher : Quercus
Page : 320 pages
File Size : 52,7 Mb
Release : 2021-03-04
Category : Self-Help
ISBN : 9781529412635

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Alonement by Francesca Specter Pdf

How to be alone and absolutely own it, by founder of the Alonement blog and podcast, Francesca Specter. _______________ *A Times Book of the Year* 'A hugely generous and thoughtful book' - ALAIN DE BOTTON 'A kind, wise celebration of solo living' - DAISY BUCHANAN 'Thoughtful and thought provoking, it made me genuinely excited about spending time in my own company' - FELICITY CLOAKE _______________ Being alone has a serious branding issue. We've only ever had negative language to talk about flying solo - but what about when time spent alone is restorative and joyful? What if it's something you crave? What if it's even just an hour you've carved out for yourself in the middle of a hectic week? Enter: Alonement, Francesca Specter's empowering new word to express valuing your own company and dedicating quality time to yourself, whoever you are and whatever your relationship status. Between shared homes, social plans and smartphone addictions, most of us don't know how to be alone - yet our life-long relationship with ourselves is the most important one we'll ever have. A reformed 'extreme extrovert' who struggled to spend even an hour on her own, Francesca made the resolution in January 2019 to improve her solitude skills. A year later, facing months of lockdown as a household-of-one, she valued those skills more than ever - and began sharing her wisdom with others on how to cherish time alone. Packed with practical tips, insights from key experts and lessons from guests of the Alonement podcast - including Alain de Botton, Florence Given, Konnie Huq, Vick Hope and Camilla Thurlow - Francesca reveals how we can all thrive alone, whatever our circumstances, and harness the untapped power of some meaningful time with me, myself and I.

What a Time to be Alone

Author : Chidera Eggerue
Publisher : Hardie Grant Publishing
Page : 195 pages
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Release : 2018-07-26
Category : Family & Relationships
ISBN : 9781787133143

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What a Time to be Alone by Chidera Eggerue Pdf

In What A Time To Be Alone,The Slumflower will be your life guru, confidante and best friend. She’ll show you that being alone is not just okay: it’s just about the best freaking thing that’s ever happened to you. As she says, ‘You’re bad as hell and you were made with intention.’ It’s about time you realised. Peppered with insightful Igbo proverbs from Chidera’s Nigerian mother and full of her own original artwork, What A Time To Be Alone will help you navigate the modern world. We can all decide our own fates and Chidera shows us how, using a three-part approach filled with sass, wisdom and charm. Learn how to celebrate YOU – decide your self-worth, take time to heal and empower yourself in this messy world. Don’t worry about THEM – avoid other people’s demons and realise that everyone is protecting themselves from something – no matter how aggressive their method. Feel the togetherness in US – sustain and grow healthy relationships and avoid toxicity in your friendships. Own your story. Create your own narrative. Read this book. #WATTBA

How to be Alone (and Together)

Author : Megan Bruneau M a
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 172 pages
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Release : 2020-08-11
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 9798668257041

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How to be Alone (and Together) by Megan Bruneau M a Pdf

During a time when we're uniquely isolated and inundated by the unrealistic standards of social media, it's harder than ever to be at peace with ourselves. And it's easier than ever to numb our difficult feelings and avoid doing "the work" necessary to be liberated from the shackles of shame and perfectionism. How to Be Alone (and Together): 72 lessons on being at peace with yourself offers bite-sized nuggets of advice to inspire awareness, calm, and resilience. Author Megan Bruneau makes transformative psychospiritual wisdom accessible, sharing what she's learned between her own healing journey and more than a decade of professional experience as a therapist and executive coach. A relatable resource for anyone wanting to change unhelpful habits, find freedom from anxiety and depression, or gain the courage to do what scares them, How to Be Alone (and Together) is a powerful and easily digestible guide to embracing imperfection and inspiring change.Half of all profits from the sale of this book will be donated to, the nation's leading nonprofit organization supporting suicide prevention and mental health awareness for young adults.

The Lonely City

Author : Olivia Laing
Publisher : Picador
Page : 337 pages
File Size : 53,7 Mb
Release : 2016-03-01
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781250039590

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The Lonely City by Olivia Laing Pdf

Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism #1 Book of the Year from Brain Pickings Named a best book of the year by NPR, Newsweek, Slate, Pop Sugar, Marie Claire, Elle, Publishers Weekly, and Lit Hub A dazzling work of biography, memoir, and cultural criticism on the subject of loneliness, told through the lives of iconic artists, by the acclaimed author of The Trip to Echo Spring. When Olivia Laing moved to New York City in her mid-thirties, she found herself inhabiting loneliness on a daily basis. Increasingly fascinated by the most shameful of experiences, she began to explore the lonely city by way of art. Moving from Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks to Andy Warhol’s Time Capsules, from Henry Darger’s hoarding to David Wojnarowicz’s AIDS activism, Laing conducts an electric, dazzling investigation into what it means to be alone, illuminating not only the causes of loneliness but also how it might be resisted and redeemed. Humane, provocative, and moving, The Lonely City is a celebration of a strange and lovely state, adrift from the larger continent of human experience, but intrinsic to the very act of being alive.

The Art of Living Alone and Loving It

Author : Jane Mathews
Publisher : Allen & Unwin
Page : 288 pages
File Size : 51,5 Mb
Release : 2018-04-24
Category : Self-Help
ISBN : 9781760636128

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The Art of Living Alone and Loving It by Jane Mathews Pdf

Whether you view living alone as the ultimate compromise or the ultimate luxury, it presents daily challenges, such as cooking for one, organising holidays, juggling finances, and avoiding the siren call of wine, Ugg boots and Netflix. And there are the less tangible tests, like nailing the octopus of loneliness to the wall, and holding your head high in a society where solo living is viewed (consciously or not) as the runner-up prize. Author Jane Mathews believes that to be truly content living alone, it pays to examine every aspect of your life-relationships, health, home, finances, interests and spirituality-and then take action. No matter what your unique situation, there's something here for you. Jane provides the map and you choose the route to a more joyful, contented life.

Living Alone and Loving It

Author : Barbara Feldon
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 180 pages
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Release : 2007-11-01
Category : Self-Help
ISBN : 9781416586425

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Living Alone and Loving It by Barbara Feldon Pdf

From a celebrity author who really walks the walk, Living Alone and Loving It is at once a celebration of living alone in a society that exalts marriage and family, and a prescriptive guide that shows the reader how truly to relish a life that does not include a partner. After a relationship impasse, Barbara Feldon—universally known as the effervescent spy "99" on Get Smart—found herself living alone. Little did she know that this time would become one of the most enriching and joyous periods of her life. Now Feldon shares her secrets for living alone and loving it. Prescribing antidotes for loneliness, salves for fears, and answers for just about every question that arises in an unpartnered day, she covers both the practical and emotional aspects of the solo life, including how to: -Stop imagining that marriage is a solution for loneliness -Nurture a glowing self-image that is not dependent on an admirer -Value connections that might be overlooked -Develop your creative side -End negative thinking Whether you are blessed with the promise of youth or the wisdom of age, Living Alone & Loving It will instill the know-how to forge a life with few maps and many adventures.

Lord of the Flies

Author : William Golding
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Page : 301 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 2012-09-20
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780571290581

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Lord of the Flies by William Golding Pdf

A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys' delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance. First published in 1954, Lord of the Flies is one of the most celebrated and widely read of modern classics. Now fully revised and updated, this educational edition includes chapter summaries, comprehension questions, discussion points, classroom activities, a biographical profile of Golding, historical context relevant to the novel and an essay on Lord of the Flies by William Golding entitled 'Fable'. Aimed at Key Stage 3 and 4 students, it also includes a section on literary theory for advanced or A-level students. The educational edition encourages original and independent thinking while guiding the student through the text - ideal for use in the classroom and at home.

The Power to Be Alone

Author : Brian Alba
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 102 pages
File Size : 50,7 Mb
Release : 2021-04-04
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 9798732814958

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The Power to Be Alone by Brian Alba Pdf

When it comes to acting, meditating and making good decisions there is a unique factor in life that you can only give yourself. It's called "loneliness."For many people, the fact of being alone represents a great fear and a gigantic fear even of staying for short periods of time without the company of anyone.In this book we recapitulate and enter the deepest layers of the mind in a simple and practical way, totally changing the idea that loneliness is not good. In order to enjoy and even be better in any aspect of life we must know how to take advantage of but above all understand one of the most important principles in life "The power of being alone."You will learn to enjoy your moments in solitude but above all to value them and take advantage of each moment to enhance your life and your relationships with the world.After reading the book and assimilating the concepts and advice, you will be able to make better decisions in your life, to use your moments with yourself as the gasoline that will start the engine of your life and of course you will be closer to having a longer life.