How to be Alone

Maitland, Sara

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Place Published: New York
Publisher: Picador
Date Published: 2014
Edition: First American edition
Binding: Paperback
Condition: New
ISBN: 9781250059024
Book Id: 41686


215pp. Sextodecimo [18 cm] Turquoise blue, white and yellow printed wraps.


Part of The School of Life Series. From the publisher- "Our fast-paced society does not approve of solitude; being alone is literally anti-social and some even find it sinister. Why is this so when autonomy, personal freedom and individualism are more highly prized than ever before? Sara Maitland answers this question by exploring changing attitudes throughout history. Offering experiments and strategies for overturning our fear of solitude, she helps us to practise it without anxiety and encourages us to see the benefits of spending time by ourselves. By indulging in the experience of being alone, we can be inspired to find our own rewards and ultimately lead more enriched, fuller lives."

By This Author: Maitland, Sara
By This Publisher: Picador