How to Be Alone

How to Be Alone

If You Want To, and Even If You Don't

eBook - 2018
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"Lane Moore is a fool for love. From her addiction to romantic comedies to her tendency to form instant soulmate connections with strangers, Lane has a way of romanticizing everything and everyone. It's no wonder the New York Times, in a review of her comedy show, 'Tinder Live! with Lane Moore,' called her 'a flirt par excellence.' But her romantic nature belies a decidedly unromantic childhood, one that sent her down a long and difficult road. Lane considers herself an orphan, though she has two living parents. After being abused as a child, bullied by her peers, and targeted by older men at a young age, she became homeless after high school and lived out of her car in Los Angeles. Lonely and afraid, it took years for her to ultimately become empowered enough to start her life over again--but start over, she did. Where others see a void, Lane sees an opportunity. Her estrangement from her family was a catalyst for her to build a new one with a community of friends, comedians, and oddball roommates in Los Angeles and then New York City. Her experience with sexual assault informed her work as the sex and relationships editor for Cosmopolitan, which turned her into a champion for young women. With an intoxicating blend of dark wit and relentless positivity, Lane sheds light on an often-stigmatized condition and reveals how she harnessed and drew strength from her loneliness to become the creative powerhouse she is today"--
Published: New York :, Atria Paperback,, 2018.
ISBN: 9781501178849
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Jul 10, 2019

This book is a trick and a delightful treat. I thought I'd learn to better manage being alone, and I did, but reading it I felt anything but alone. Thank you Lane Moore, I picked this up just when I needed it.

May 07, 2019

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I could really relate to Lane Moore's feelings, and some her mental health issues. I did at times find her essays a bit repetitive. I didn't completely fall for Moore's humour, but it was a good collection of essays.

Apr 20, 2019

This book was not written for PatEe. I only took off half a star because I wasn’t ready for it to end. I highly recommend listening to the audiobook—the author’s delivery is fantastic.

Feb 03, 2019

Two hundred and ten pages of poor little me, everybody does me wrong, I've got so many problems, blah, blah, blah, juvenile angst. Puhleese. Just get over yourself. Don't read this drivel.


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