Lonely : Learning to Live with Solitude

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In a boldly honest and elegantly written memoir--the first on this topic--Emily White reveals the painful and sometimes debilitating experience of living with chronic loneliness. In the vein of popular favorites such as Girl, Interrupted and Manic, Lonely approaches loneliness in the way that Andrew Soloman's The Noonday Demon approached depression, and lifts the veil on a mostly ignored population who often suffer their disorder in silence.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 338 pages
  • 136 x 202 x 24mm | 281.23g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061765104
  • 9780061765100
  • 78,840

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[A] sophisticated inquiry...The power of White s story comes from the sweeping investment she has made in tracking and tackling her loneliness. White makes the case that loneliness deserves attention and respect as a legitimate condition. --Kirkus Reviews"
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Back cover copy

Despite having a demanding job, good friends, and a supportive family, Emily White spent many of her evenings and weekends alone at home, trying to understand why she felt so completely disconnected from everyone. In this insightful and soul-baring memoir, White recounts her struggle to comprehend and overcome her chronic loneliness, a debilitating condition that she contends deserves the same attention as depression and other mental difficulties. Interweaving her personal story with cutting-edge scientific research--as well as incredibly moving accounts offered by numerous lonely men and women--White provides a deep and thorough portrait of this increasingly common but too often ignored affliction.
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609 ratings
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2 14% (87)
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