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📝The Opposite of Loneliness Book Synopsis : The instant New York Times bestseller and publishing phenomenon: Marina Keegan’s posthumous collection of award-winning essays and stories “sparkles with talent, humanity, and youth” (O, The Oprah Magazine). Marina Keegan’s star was on the rise when she graduated magna cum laude from Yale in May 2012. She had a play that was to be produced at the New York Fringe Festival and a job waiting for her at The New Yorker. Tragically, five days after graduation, Marina died in a car crash. Marina left behind a rich, deeply expansive trove of writing that, like her title essay, captures the hope, uncertainty, and possibility of her generation. Her short story “Cold Pastoral” was published on NewYorker.com. Her essay “Even Artichokes Have Doubts” was excerpted in the Financial Times, and her book was the focus of a Nicholas Kristof column in The New York Times. Millions of her contemporaries have responded to her work on social media. As Marina wrote: “We can still do anything. We can change our minds. We can start over…We’re so young. We can’t, we MUST not lose this sense of possibility because in the end, it’s all we have.” The Opposite of Loneliness is an unforgettable collection of Marina’s essays and stories that articulates the universal struggle all of us face as we figure out what we aspire to be and how we can harness our talents to impact the world. “How do you mourn the loss of a fiery talent that was barely a tendril before it was snuffed out? Answer: Read this book. A clear-eyed observer of human nature, Keegan could take a clever idea...and make it something beautiful” (People).
📝The Opposite of Loneliness Book Synopsis : This hope-filled posthumous collection of essays and stories from the talented young Yale graduate who died tragically five days after graduation details the struggle that we all face as we figure out what we want to be and how we can positively impact the world.
📝The Opposite of Loneliness Book Synopsis : Marina Keegan's star was on the rise when she graduated from Yale in May 2012. She had a play that was to be produced at the New York International Fringe Festival and a job waiting for her at the New Yorker. Tragically, five days after graduation, Marina died in a car crash. As her family, friends and classmates, deep in grief, joined to create a memorial service for Marina, her unforgettable last essay for the Yale Daily News, 'The Opposite of Loneliness', went viral, receiving more than 1.4 million hits. She had struck a chord. Even though she was just 22 when she died, Marina left behind a rich, expansive trove of prose that, like her title essay, captures the hope, uncertainty and possibility of her generation. The Opposite of Loneliness is an assemblage of Marina's essays and stories that articulates the universal struggle we all face as we work out what we aspire to be and how we can harness our talents to make an impact on the world.
📒The Opposite Of Loneliness Enhanced Edition ✍ Marina Keegan
📝The Opposite of Loneliness Enhanced Edition Book Synopsis : An affecting and hope-filled posthumous collection of essays and stories from the talented young Yale graduate whose title essay captured the world’s attention in 2012 and turned her into an icon for her generation. Marina Keegan’s star was on the rise when she graduated magna cum laude from Yale in May 2012. She had a play that was to be produced at the New York Fringe Festival and a job waiting for her at The New Yorker. Tragically, five days after graduation, Marina died in a car crash. As her family, friends, and classmates, deep in grief, joined to create a memorial service for Marina, her deeply affecting last essay for The Yale Daily News, “The Opposite of Loneliness,” went viral, receiving more than 1.4 million hits. Even though she was just twenty-two years old when she died, Marina left behind a rich, deeply expansive trove of prose that, like her title essay, capture the hope, uncertainty, and possibility of her generation. Her short story, “Cold Pastoral,” was published in NewYorker.com just months after her death. The Opposite of Loneliness is an assemblage of Marina’s essays and stories, which, like The Last Lecture, articulate the universal struggle that all of us face as we figure out what we aspire to be, and how we harness our talents to impact the world.
📒Loneliness And Its Opposite ✍ Don Kulick
📝Loneliness and Its Opposite Book Synopsis : Few people these days would oppose making the public realm of space, social services and jobs accessible to women and men with disabilities. But what about access to the private realm of desire and sexuality? How can one also facilitate access to that, in ways that respect the integrity of disabled adults, and also of those people who work with and care for them? Loneliness and Its Opposite documents how two countries generally imagined to be progressive engage with these questions in very different ways. Denmark and Sweden are both liberal welfare states, but they diverge dramatically when it comes to sexuality and disability. In Denmark, the erotic lives of people with disabilities are acknowledged and facilitated. In Sweden, they are denied and blocked. Why do these differences exist, and how do both facilitation and hindrance play out in practice? Loneliness and Its Opposite charts complex boundaries between private and public, love and sex, work and intimacy, and affection and abuse. It shows how providing disabled adults with access to sexual lives is not just crucial for a life with dignity. It is an issue of fundamental social justice with far reaching consequences for everyone.
📒The Well Of Loneliness ✍ Radclyffe Hall
📝The Well Of Loneliness Book Synopsis : Radclyffe Hall (born Marguerite Radclyffe Hall on 12 August 1880 – 7 October 1943) was an English poet and author, best known for the novel The Well of Loneliness. The novel has become a groundbreaking work in lesbian literature. The Well of Loneliness is a 1928 lesbian novel by the British author Radclyffe Hall. It follows the life of Stephen Gordon, an Englishwoman from an upper-class family whose "sexual inversion" (homosexuality) is apparent from an early age. She finds love with Mary Llewellyn, whom she meets while serving as an ambulance driver in World War I, but their happiness together is marred by social isolation and rejection, which Hall depicts as having a debilitating effect on inverts. The novel portrays inversion as a natural, God-given state and makes an explicit plea: "Give us also the right to our existence".
📒We Are Never Meeting In Real Life ✍ Samantha Irby
📝We Are Never Meeting in Real Life Book Synopsis : Sometimes you just have to laugh, even when life is a dumpster fire. With We Are Never Meeting in Real Life., “bitches gotta eat” blogger and comedian Samantha Irby turns the serio-comic essay into an art form. Whether talking about how her difficult childhood has led to a problem in making “adult” budgets, explaining why she should be the new Bachelorette—she's "35-ish, but could easily pass for 60-something"—detailing a disastrous pilgrimage-slash-romantic-vacation to Nashville to scatter her estranged father's ashes, sharing awkward sexual encounters, or dispensing advice on how to navigate friendships with former drinking buddies who are now suburban moms—hang in there for the Costco loot—she’s as deft at poking fun at the ghosts of her past self as she is at capturing powerful emotional truths.
📒The Loneliness Cure ✍ Kory Floyd
📝The Loneliness Cure Book Synopsis : "A guide intended to help readers become less lonely"--
📒The Visible Man ✍ Chuck Klosterman
📝The Visible Man Book Synopsis : New York Times bestselling author of Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs and Downtown Owl, “the Ethicist” of the New York Times Magazine, Chuck Klosterman returns to fiction with his second novel—an imaginative page-turner about a therapist and her unusual patient, a man who can render himself invisible. Therapist Victoria Vick is contacted by a cryptic, unlikable man who insists his situation is unique and unfathomable. As he slowly reveals himself, Vick becomes convinced that he suffers from a complex set of delusions: Y__, as she refers to him, claims to be a scientist who has stolen cloaking technology from an aborted government project in order to render himself nearly invisible. He says he uses this ability to observe random individuals within their daily lives, usually when they are alone and vulnerable. Unsure of his motives or honesty, Vick becomes obsessed with her patient and the disclosure of his increasingly bizarre and disturbing tales. Over time, it threatens her career, her marriage, and her own identity. Interspersed with notes, correspondence, and transcriptions that catalog a relationship based on curiosity and fear, The Visible Man touches on all of Chuck Klosterman’s favorite themes—the consequence of culture, the influence of media, the complexity of voyeurism, and the existential contradiction of normalcy. Is this comedy, criticism, or horror? Not even Y__ seems to know for sure.
📒 ✍ 瑪麗娜‧基根（Marina Keegan）
📝 Book Synopsis : 《紐約時報》、亞馬遜書店暢銷書 超過140萬人點閱、耶魯畢業生紅遍全球網路的最後演講 以精準文字探索人性最深處的孤寂，道出年輕世代的困惑與理想 知名作家王浩威、王聰威、朱宥勳、郝譽翔、孫梓評、蔡素芬、鍾怡雯深情推薦 「我們找不到一個詞來表達孤獨的相反意義。 如果有的話，我得說，那就是我此生所追求的； 那就是我衷心感激耶魯帶給我的感受， 也是我害怕明天一早醒來、畢業離開之後，即將失去的感受。」 才華洋溢的耶魯女大生，畢業後五天因意外驟逝 生前發表的最後一篇文章，吸引超過140萬人點閱 慧黠的文字詩意、大膽而力道十足 充分捕捉到年輕世代的希望、徬徨、孤寂、摸索與掙扎…… 耶魯大學畢業生瑪麗娜‧基根，立志用生命當一個真正的作家，年僅22歲，已在身後留下豐富的創作，《孤獨的反義詞》這本書集結了她的短篇故事及隨筆共18篇，道出各種人物及形式的孤獨：猝逝的曖昧情人、空巢期的父母、駐守伊拉克的軍官、暗藏刺青的老婦、失聯潛艇的船員、擱淺的鯨魚……等，全然不落俗套，篇篇撼動人心。 2012年5月，瑪麗娜以優異成績畢業，前途一片光明燦爛。她創作的音樂劇即將在紐約國際藝穗節上演，知名雜誌《紐約客》也有一份工作等著她赴任。不幸的是，畢業後五天，一場車禍驟然奪走了這個才華洋溢的年輕生命。瑪麗娜畢業前夕發表的最後一篇文章〈孤獨的反義詞〉，在網路上被熱烈分享轉載，不僅是因為文中洋溢的無限可能性與現實的對比過於令人震驚惋惜，更在於她說中了廣大同代人的心聲，宛如《最後的演講》（The Last Lecture）：什麼才是屬於我的志向與夢想？如何善用自己的才能為世界帶來改變？瑪麗娜的生命永遠停駐在2012年，而她遺留給世人的文字，將讓人心頭無可迴避地重重一震。 ※ 得獎紀錄 入圍水石書店2014年度選書決選 《紐約時報》非小說暢銷榜#11 美國亞馬遜書店暢銷書 ※ 國外知名作家推薦 安‧法第曼（Anne Fadiman），美國國家書評獎得主、作家、耶魯大學寫作課講師 哈洛・卜倫（Harold Bloom），《西方正典》作者、著名文學教授暨評論家 J. R. 莫林格（J. R. Moehringer），《溫柔酒吧》作者、普立茲獎得主 ※ 國內名家推薦 朱宥勳──專文導讀 王浩威、王聰威、孫梓評、郝譽翔、蔡素芬、鍾怡雯──深情推薦（姓名排列按筆畫順序） ※ 媒體名人書評 以瑪麗娜・基根22歲的表現來看，毫無疑問可視為「頂級新秀」。她的小說毫不掩飾自己年輕的、對生命的熱望，但她卻也足夠聰慧，總是憂患著美好的一切將何時、如何消逝。如果她的人生是一篇小說的話，我會說，這是一篇很有幽默感的「預知死亡紀事」。 ──朱宥勳，台灣知名作家、文學書評刊物《秘密讀者》編輯委員 在她的短暫生命中，瑪麗娜‧基根展現了早慧的文字掌控力。她略帶嘲諷、睿智又熱情奔放的語調令人難忘，而她生氣勃勃的精神，強烈地提醒我們要珍惜當下。儘管每一個句子都隱隱讓人想起她來不及實現的未來，這本卓越的作品集讀來仍令人深感愉悅、受到鼓舞，因為它讓大家知道，作者本人就是個奇蹟。 ——J. R.莫林格（J. R. Moehringer），普立茲獎得主，紐約時報暢銷書《溫柔酒吧》（The Tender Bar）作者 我永遠不會停止哀悼我所鍾愛的學生──瑪麗娜‧基根。瑪麗娜原本前途不可限量，本書就是部分證明，只可惜隨著她的逝去，這份希望也跟著殞落。綜觀全書，她展現了逼真且張力十足的敘事技巧。除此之外，她更對這一代人大聲疾呼：不要為了區區職場浪費了才華，應該把青春的尊嚴與活力投資於自我提升、改善這個紛紛擾擾的社會。 ——哈洛・卜倫（Harold Bloom），耶魯大學人文與英國文學教授，著名文學教授暨評論家，《西方正典》（The Western Canon）作者 說出每一個社會新鮮人的樂觀與精神症狀……在此千禧時代，反諷已晉升成了藝術型態；基根為這一代人的集體不安全感帶來覺醒，然而，她的精準描述，唯有同樣深處於不安全感的人才寫得出來。她永遠無法得知讀者從她的作品中得到的幫助，何其遺憾！ ──《出版人周刊》
📒A History Of Loneliness ✍ John Boyne
📝A History of Loneliness Book Synopsis : The riveting narrative of an honorable Irish priest who finds the church collapsing around him at a pivotal moment in its history Propelled into the priesthood by a family tragedy, Odran Yates is full of hope and ambition. When he arrives at Clonliffe Seminary in the 1970s, it is a time in Ireland when priests are highly respected, and Odran believes that he is pledging his life to "the good." Forty years later, Odran's devotion is caught in revelations that shatter the Irish people's faith in the Catholic Church. He sees his friends stand trial, colleagues jailed, the lives of young parishioners destroyed, and grows nervous of venturing out in public for fear of disapproving stares and insults. At one point, he is even arrested when he takes the hand of a young boy and leads him out of a department store looking for the boy's mother. But when a family event opens wounds from his past, he is forced to confront the demons that have raged within the church, and to recognize his own complicity in their propagation, within both the institution and his own family. A novel as intimate as it is universal, A History of Loneliness is about the stories we tell ourselves to make peace with our lives. It confirms Boyne as one of the most searching storytellers of his generation.
📒The Tender Bar ✍ J R Moehringer
📝The Tender Bar Book Synopsis : JR Moehringer grew up listening for a voice, the voice of his missing father, a disc jockey who disappeared before JR spoke his first words. As a boy, JR would press his ear to a battered clock radio, straining to hear in that resonant voice the secrets of identity and masculinity. When the voice disappeared, JR found new voices in the bar on the corner. A grand old New York saloon, the bar was a sanctuary for all sorts of men -- cops and poets, actors and lawyers, gamblers and stumblebums. The flamboyant characters along the bar taught JR, tended him, and provided a kind of fatherhood by committee. Torn between his love for his mother and the lure of the bar, JR forged a boyhood somewhere in the middle. When the time came to leave home, the bar became a way station -- from JR's entrance to Yale, where he floundered as a scholarship student; to Lord & Taylor, where he spent a humbling stint peddling housewares; to the New York Times, where he became a faulty cog in a vast machine. The bar offered shelter from failure, from rejection, and eventually from reality, until at last the bar turned JR away. In the rich tradition of bestselling memoirs about self-invention, THE TENDER BAR is by turns riveting, moving, and achingly funny. An evocative portrait of one boy's struggle to become a man, it's also a touching depiction of how some men remain lost boys.
📒What Makes Your Brain Happy And Why You Should Do The Opposite ✍ David Disalvo
📝What Makes Your Brain Happy and Why You Should Do the Opposite Book Synopsis : This book reveals a remarkable paradox: what your brain wants is frequently not what your brain needs. In fact, much of what makes our brains "happy" leads to errors, biases, and distortions, which make getting out of our own way extremely difficult. Author David DiSalvo presents evidence from evolutionary and social psychology, cognitive science, neurology, and even marketing and economics. And he interviews many of the top thinkers in psychology and neuroscience today. From this research-based platform, DiSalvo draws out insights that we can use to identify our brains’ foibles and turn our awareness into edifying action. Ultimately, he argues, the research does not serve up ready-made answers, but provides us with actionable clues for overcoming the plight of our advanced brains and, consequently, living more fulfilled lives.
📒Loneliness Human Nature And The Need For Social Connection ✍ John T. Cacioppo
📝Loneliness Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection Book Synopsis : A pioneering neuroscientist reveals the reasons for loneliness and what to do about it. John T. Cacioppo’s groundbreaking research topples one of the pillars of modern medicine and psychology: the focus on the individual as the unit of inquiry. By employing brain scans, monitoring blood pressure, and analyzing immune function, he demonstrates the overpowering influence of social context—a factor so strong that it can alter DNA replication. He defines an unrecognized syndrome—chronic loneliness—brings it out of the shadow of its cousin depression, and shows how this subjective sense of social isolation uniquely disrupts our perceptions, behavior, and physiology, becoming a trap that not only reinforces isolation but can also lead to early death. He gives the lie to the Hobbesian view of human nature as a “war of all against all,” and he shows how social cooperation is, in fact, humanity’s defining characteristic. Most important, he shows how we can break the trap of isolation for our benefit both as individuals and as a society.
📒The Promise Of A Pencil ✍ Adam Braun
📝The Promise of a Pencil Book Synopsis : The riveting story of how a young man turned $25 into more than 200 schools around the world and the guiding steps anyone can take to lead a successful and significant life. Adam Braun began working summers at hedge funds when he was just sixteen years old, sprinting down the path to a successful Wall Street career. But while traveling he met a young boy begging on the streets of India, who after being asked what he wanted most in the world, simply answered, “A pencil.” This small request led to a staggering series of events that took Braun backpacking through dozens of countries before eventually leaving one of the world’s most prestigious jobs to found Pencils of Promise, the organization he started with just $25 that has since built more than 200 schools around the world. The Promise of a Pencil chronicles Braun’s journey to find his calling, as each chapter explains one clear step that every person can take to turn your biggest ambitions into reality, even if you start with as little as $25. His story takes readers behind the scenes with business moguls and village chiefs, world-famous celebrities and hometown heroes. Driven by compelling stories and shareable insights, this is a vivid and inspiring book that will give you the tools to make your own life a story worth telling. *All proceeds from this book will support Pencils of Promise.
📒Letting Loose The Hounds Stories ✍ Brady Udall
📝Letting Loose the Hounds Stories Book Synopsis : “Funny, unpredictable, and abounding with strange beauty . . . a fierce new voice of the American West.”—Outside Exploding with an unsettling exuberance, Brady Udall’s stories traverse a geography of lost love, fragmented lives, and satisfying revenge. From the night a six-foot-three Apache Indian holding a goat steps into a moonlit Arizona backyard in "Midnight Raid" to the pivotal moment when a man, delirious from a dental extraction, gets rescued by a stranger in the title story, Udall injects his stories and characters with equal parts darkness and humor. These are sad and sweet stories, moving from the familiar to surprising destinations. But even when disaster looms, Udall's fine comic sense sustains his men and women in their sometimes extravagant efforts to connect and cope. Plunged in the moment, these stories have velocity; they spray gravel as they take off.
📒The Opposite Of Me ✍ SARAH PEKKANEN
📝The Opposite of Me Book Synopsis : Twenty-nine-year-old Lindsey Rose has, for as long as she can remember, lived in the shadow of her devestatingly beautiful twin sister, Alex. Determined to get noticed, Lindsey is finally on the cusp of being names creative vice president of an elite New York advertising agency, after years of eighty-plus hour weeks, migraines and profound loneliness. But during the course of one devastating night, Lindsey's carefully constructed life implodes. Humiliated and desperate, she flees the glitter of Manhattan and retreats to the time warp of her parents' Maryland home. As her sister plans her lavish wedding to her prince charming, Lindsey struggles to maintain her identity as the smart, responsible twin, while she furtively tries to put her career back together. But things get more complicated when a long held family secret is unleashed that forces both sisters to reconsider who they are and who they are meant to be.
📒At Large And At Small ✍ Anne Fadiman
📝At Large and At Small Book Synopsis : In At Large and At Small, Anne Fadiman returns to one of her favorite genres, the familiar essay—a beloved and hallowed literary tradition recognized for both its intellectual breadth and its miniaturist focus on everyday experiences. With the combination of humor and erudition that has distinguished her as one of our finest essayists, Fadiman draws us into twelve of her personal obsessions: from her slightly sinister childhood enthusiasm for catching butterflies to her monumental crush on Charles Lamb, from her wistfulness for the days of letter-writing to the challenges and rewards of moving from the city to the country. Many of these essays were composed "under the influence" of the subject at hand. Fadiman ingests a shocking amount of ice cream and divulges her passion for Häagen-Dazs Chocolate Chocolate Chip and her brother's homemade Liquid Nitrogen Kahlúa Coffee (recipe included); she sustains a terrific caffeine buzz while recounting Balzac's coffee addiction; and she stays up till dawn to write about being a night owl, examining the rhythms of our circadian clocks and sharing such insomnia cures as her father's nocturnal word games and Lewis Carroll's mathematical puzzles. At Large and At Small is a brilliant and delightful collection of essays that harkens a revival of a long-cherished genre.
📒What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding ✍ Kristin Newman
📝What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding Book Synopsis : A funny, sexy, and ultimately poignant memoir about mastering the art of the "vacationship." Kristin Newman spent much of her twenties and thirties buying dresses to wear to her friends' weddings and baby showers. Not ready to settle down and in need of an escape from her fast-paced job as a sitcom writer, Kristin instead traveled the world, often alone, for several weeks each year. In addition to falling madly in love with the planet, Kristin fell for many attractive locals, men who could provide the emotional connection she wanted without costing her the freedom she desperately needed. Kristin introduces readers to the Israeli bartenders, Finnish poker players, sexy Bedouins, and Argentinean priests who helped her transform into "Kristin-Adjacent" on the road–a slower, softer, and, yes, sluttier version of herself at home. Equal parts laugh-out-loud storytelling, candid reflection, and wanderlust-inspiring travel tales, What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding is a compelling debut that will have readers rushing to renew their passports. From the Trade Paperback edition.
📒On Love And Loneliness ✍ Jiddu Krishnamurti
📝On Love and Loneliness Book Synopsis : In 1950 Krishnamurti said: "It is only when the mind is not escaping in any form that it is possible to be in direct communion with that thing we call lonliness, the alone, and to have communion with that thing, there must be affection, there must be love." On Love and Lonliness is a compelling investigation of our intimate relationships with ourselves, others, and society. Krishnamurti suggests that "true relationship" can come into being only when there is self-knowledge of the conditions which divide and islolate individuals and groups. Only by renouncing the self can we understand the problem of lonliness, and truly love.
📒The Fox And The Star ✍ Coralie Bickford-Smith
📝The Fox and the Star Book Synopsis : From the award-winning designer of the iconic Penguin Hardcover Classics comes a beautifully illustrated fable about loss, friendship, and courage The Fox and the Star is the story of a friendship between a lonely Fox and the Star who guides him through the frightfully dark forest. Illuminated by Star’s rays, Fox forages for food, runs with the rabbits, and dances in the rain—until Star suddenly goes out and life changes, leaving Fox huddling for warmth in the unfamiliar dark. To find his missing Star, Fox must embark on a wondrous journey beyond the world he knows—a journey lit by courage, newfound friends, and just maybe, a star-filled new sky. Inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement and the art of William Blake, The Fox and the Star is a heartwarming, hopeful tale which comes alive through Bickford-Smith’s beloved illustrations, guiding readers both young and grown to “look up beyond your ears.”