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Party of One

The Loners' Manifesto

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Party of One by Anneli S. Rufus
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The Buddha. Rene Descartes. Emily Dickinson. Greta Garbo. Bobby Fischer. J. D. Salinger: Loners, allalong with as many as 25 percent 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 natureand hiding from it. Loners as a group deserve to be reassessedto 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 forcea 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.

Author Biography

Anneli Rufus, the prize-winning author of numerous books, lives near the thirty-eighth parallel.
Release date Australia
December 17th, 2002
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Avalon Travel Publishing
Pages
320
Dimensions
140x208x230
ISBN-13
9781569245132
Product ID
1732817

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