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Party of One: The Loners’ Manifesto by Anneli Rufus

And time shared, even with true friends, often requires prty to put in extra ;arty alone, overtime, to recharge. That was the height of pleasure for me as a young one. She seems to assert the anarchist perspective that culture and big cities are abominations and that loners are the most adaptive, but she makes the ludicrous assertion that all technology is neutral–going so far as to put ‘real world’ in quotes when discussing cyberspace–failing to recognize that it is the advent of modern culture that creates these maladaptive types for certainly anthropology suggests that we are social creatures above all else.

Being viewed as a touch crazy doesn’t much bother me. Of course, Anne,i did these things with other friends, as well, but I was often more than comfortable being my own best friend.

People sometimes ask if it was hard, and I reply “I don’t think so. Rufus earned an English degree and became a journalist.

We need what others dread. Again, this doesn’t mean I’m anti-social – far from it – but I am very careful about where and how and how often I expend my energy to be in the presence of others for long stretches. They’re bored and don’t know what to do. With this book-full of intimate accounts that reflect the myriad ways BPD presents and how it affects not just those praty, but eufus their loved ones-you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the disorder and learn snneli to move forward on the path toward healing while dealing with BPD.


There is an eloquent series of anecdotes about how artists tend to be loners though not always. Ugly caterpillars become beautiful butterflies when they come out of the cocoon. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. As he swore by solitude as the road to wisdom and artistic perfection, he would say that of course.

PARTY OF ONE: The Loners’ Manifesto

Jan 25, Cathy Douglas rated it liked it. This makes me think about all the places I’ve lived and how this relates. Our Authors See all Authors. It was so refreshing to get a positive, affirming perspective on the preference for solitude.

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And for non-loners who read the book: In later chapters, Rufus points out that many criminals, particularly violent criminals, are automatically labeled “loner” when, in fact, their need for social attention drives them to their acts. This was mildly interesting to me, although the logic with which the examples were presented sometimes faltered or even turned on itself.

I couldn’t live as a Japanese person, for example, and be mentally healthy. Nov 29, Zezee rated it did not like it Shelves: Sure, I’ve met some of the type the book talks about: Although she does call it a “manifesto” right on the cover, so it’s not like she was being deceptive. I was a loner on a beach.

His journey of recovery led him to make the study, practice and teaching of resilience his central life work. It is a disorder of relationships, one whose symptoms occur most in interpersonal contexts-and thus impact any number of interpersonal connections in life.

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Not that all geeks are loners far from itbut there is, I suspect, a much higher proportion of people who identify as “geeks” who are loners. And I was listening to the moody songs of Jason Molinawhich my friend Claudio first recommended to me.

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And I’m not sure from whom. Believe me, I appreciate the need to present us as something other than Ted Kaczynski-types, but some of us are just normal people. It’s not the same as shyness, it’s not the same as depression, and it’s not the same as misanthropy.

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The chapter on artists is fantastic. At least she had the sense to quote Thomas Merton, but it isn’t enough to save that chapter. They see what no one else sees. The chapter on religion is a train-wreck, full of a whole litany of falsehoods and bad assumptions about loners and religion. The Loners’ ManifestoI felt compelled to read the book. What is true is that all of us are complex, subtly-shaded individuals, some of whom would rather be in a dark corner for awhile, alone, re-energizing.

By turning to drugs and alcohol, people who have suffered a loss can numb their grief. For most people, it’s the other way around. Although I am pretty sure people who know me would not peg me as a loner, this books so perfectly describes me in every sense that is has now become one of my favorite books of all time.

Currently she is the literary editor for the Ea Anneli Rufus is an award-winning American journalist and author. Joiners, schmoozers, teamworkers, congregants and all those who play well with others scoop up the rewards. Hadyn Go to your “to read” bookshelf.