How to Be Alone
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How to Be Alone

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 127 x 184.15 x 7.87mm | 190.51g
  • Harper Paperbacks
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0062280856
  • 9780062280855
  • 1,737,717

Back cover copy

If you are at first lonely, be patient.

If you've not been alone much, or if when you were,

you weren't okay with it, then just wait.

From a solitary walk in the woods to sitting unaccompanied on a city park bench to eating a meal and even dancing alone, certain activities can feel strange when you're on your own. We rarely treasure those moments, even though there are abundant possibilities and delights waiting to be discovered when we have the time to just be with ourselves. Tanya Davis's words and Andrea Dorfman's beautiful illustrations soothe the disquiet that accompanies this fear of aloneness, and celebrate the power of solitude to change our views of ourselves and the world. How to Be Alone 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 for those who relish being on their own, this moving work 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.
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204 ratings
4.05 out of 5 stars
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4 40% (82)
3 16% (32)
2 7% (14)
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