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|Read Kindle ¸ Party of One: The Loners' Manifesto ¼ An essential defense of the people the world loves to revile the loners yet without whom it would be lostThe Buddha Rene Descartes Emily Dickinson Greta Garbo Bobby Fischer J D Salinger Loners, all along with as many aspercent 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 started off interesting and i was excited that it was going to be good, but it got old after the first few chapters and by it i mean her prickly, defensive outlook on everything too much We the tragically misunderstood vs They the mindless zombie mob i also find it kind of ironic that she keeps referring to loners as we i was intrigued in the beginning, tired of her over generalizations by about halfway and sick of her condescending attitude towards sociable people by the end as astarted off interesting and i was excited that it was going to be good, but it got old after the first few chapters and by it i mean her prickly, defensive outlook on everything too much We the tragically misunderstood vs They the mindless zombie mob i also find it kind of ironic that she keeps referring to loners as we i was intrigued in the beginning, tired of her over generalizations by about halfway and sick of her condescending attitude towards sociable people by the end as aof a loner type myself i could relate with her, and yes, we loners are easily misunderstood, and yes it does get frustrating but there s no need to look down on sociable people just because they enjoy company that does not make them ignorant or un creative, just as being a loner does not automatically make us geniuses got progressively bitter and overdramatic towards the end.there were some really good lines, i was introduced to some new ideas, but a lot of it was ruined by her repetitiveness and defensive tone she was much too emotional and not logical enough lots of anecdotes, but not nearly as many factual examples as i would ve liked to see there was barely any reference to psychology and scientific study, i was a bit disappointed i get that life is hard but she needs to calm down i feel that this book wasof a long winded rant than anything Until I started reading this book, on Monday, I had previously held the misconception that I was defected for not beingsocial The book has opened my eyes to some interesting aspects about myself, life, and how my lonerness affects my relationships I learned that people that I get close to, romantically, feel as if I am being aloof, and stand offish That they believe that I am not into them, or that I am avoiding them It is rather an interesting, and new concept for me The book has mad Until I started reading this book, on Monday, I had previously held the misconception that I was defected for not beingsocial The book has opened my eyes to some interesting aspects about myself, life, and how my lonerness affects my relationships I learned that people that I get close to, romantically, feel as if I am being aloof, and stand offish That they believe that I am not into them, or that I am avoiding them It is rather an interesting, and new concept for me The book has made me realise that I am not alone in my perdicament that I am in fact one of a rather large group of people that will most likely never meet That, in itself, is comforting I couple this new found information about myself with a quote by John Green Writers People that want to tell you a story, but do not want to have to look you in the eyes while doing so I feel weird when I start a book and don t finish it, even if I hate it That being said, I have given in to the fact that I am never going to finish this one, and I didn t hate it I read about 75% of the book, but it got so repetitive I couldn t go any further I like her basic premise, and she definitely seems like she has done her research As I get older, I feel like I m tending to becomeof a loner, but this lady takes it a bit too far Basically she s telling people to be proud of th I feel weird when I start a book and don t finish it, even if I hate it That being said, I have given in to the fact that I am never going to finish this one, and I didn t hate it I read about 75% of the book, but it got so repetitive I couldn t go any further I like her basic premise, and she definitely seems like she has done her research As I get older, I feel like I m tending to becomeof a loner, but this lady takes it a bit too far Basically she s telling people to be proud of this personality trait, which I agree with, but then it feels like she spends all this time defending the loner lifestyle And I m not sure from whom It s a bit dramatic at times And in her mind every creative person, be it an artist, musician, actor, etc., is inherently a loner I don t buy that.All in all, it started out very interesting, but drifted towards preachy at times and eventually just repeated itself over and over This may be my new favourite book ever Confession three weeks into a new job I once burst into tears because the team sprung a suprise shared lunch on me After having to endlessly talk to people, in a stresful new situation, all I wanted was to be ALONE, with my BOOK, for an hour to find myself again, and realising I was instead going to have to make small talk gahk and then face a stressful afternoon withtalking was enough to guarantee they had to hold the lunch without me, while I This may be my new favourite book ever Confession three weeks into a new job I once burst into tears because the team sprung a suprise shared lunch on me After having to endlessly talk to people, in a stresful new situation, all I wanted was to be ALONE, with my BOOK, for an hour to find myself again, and realising I was instead going to have to make small talk gahk and then face a stressful afternoon withtalking was enough to guarantee they had to hold the lunch without me, while I cried in the bathroom for 40 minutes Anneli would understand this, becauseForced to act like a non loner for an extended periodloners could lose their minds As deep sea fish die in a shallow tank Also, Anneli understands that the internet is the best thing evah the keyboard is a forest, is a meadow, is the open sea, a habitable planet, a pot of gold, an island