Lonely: Learning to Live with Solitude
McClelland & Stewart, 2010 - 352 ページ
A brave and revealing examination of an overlooked affliction that affects one in four Canadians."
"Despite having a demanding job, good friends, and a supportive family, Emily White spent many of her nights and weekends alone at home, trying to understand why she felt so disconnected from everyone. To keep up the facade of an active social life and hide the painful truth, that she was suffering from severe loneliness, the successful young lawyer often lied to those around her -- and to herself.
In this insightful, soul-baring, and illuminating memoir, White chronicles her battle to understand and overcome this debilitating condition, and contends that chronic loneliness deserves the same attention as other mental difficulties, such as depression. "Right now, loneliness is something few people are willing to admit to," she writes. "There's no need for this silence, no need for the shame and self-blame it creates."
By investigating the science of loneliness, challenging its stigma, encouraging other lonely people to talk about their struggles, and defining one person's experience, Lonely redefines how we look at loneliness and helps those afflicted see and understand their mood in an entirely new light, ultimately providing solace and hope. It is a moving, compassionate, and important book about a topic that is affecting more among us each day.
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Review: Lonely: A Memoirユーザー レビュー - Erin - Goodreads
I found this on another of my forays into the biography section at the library. I'm steadfastly not starting another novel until I finish it - otherwise I know that I'll put it down never to pick it ... レビュー全文を読む
Review: Lonely: Learning to Live with Solitudeユーザー レビュー - Weng - Goodreads
It was like reading through the pages of my journal and that is very eerie. I admire Emily for writing about something that a lot of people would rather hide but as with the others who have read the ... レビュー全文を読む