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    DescriptionThe Buddha. Rene Descartes. Emily Dickinson. Greta Garbo. Bobby Fischer. J. D. Salinger: Loners, all--along with as many as 25 percent of the world's population. Loners keep to themselves, and like it that way. Yet in the press, in films, in folklore, and nearly everywhere one looks, loners are tagged as losers and psychopaths, perverts and pity cases, ogres and mad bombers, elitists and wicked witches. Too often, loners buy into those messages and strive to change, making themselves miserable in the process by hiding their true nature--and hiding from it. Loners as a group deserve to be reassessed--to claim their rightful place, rather than be perceived as damaged goods that need to be "fixed." In Party of One Anneli Rufus -- a prize-winning, critically acclaimed writer with talent to burn -- has crafted a morally urgent, historically compelling tour de force--a long-overdue argument in defense of the loner, then and now. Marshalling a polymath's easy erudition to make her case, assembling evidence from every conceivable arena of culture as well as interviews with experts and loners worldwide and her own acutely calibrated analysis, Rufus rebuts the prevailing notion that aloneness is indistinguishable from loneliness, the fallacy that all of those who are alone don't want to be, and wouldn't be, if only they knew how.


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    Title
    Party of One
    Subtitle
    The Loners' Manifesto
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Anneli S. Rufus
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781569245132
    ISBN 10: 1569245134
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ADV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T17.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: VS
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: I-PS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24000
    B&T General Subject: 670
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PSY031000
    DC22: 155.2/32, 155.232
    BISAC V2.8: PSY017000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A11500000
    BISAC V2.8: PSY023000
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    LC classification: BF698.35.I59 R84 2003
    Thema V1.0: VS
    Edition statement
    New.
    Publisher
    Avalon Travel Publishing
    Imprint name
    Avalon Travel Publishing
    Publication date
    07 January 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Chicago