Lonely by Emily White
A Memoir

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In a boldly honest and elegantly written memoir—the first on this topic—Emily White reveals the painful and sometimes debilitating experience of living with chronic loneliness. In the vein of popular favorites such as Girl, Interrupted and Manic, Lonely approaches loneliness in the way that Andrew Soloman’s The Noonday Demon approached depression, and lifts the veil on a mostly ignored population who often suffer their disorder in silence.
 

About Emily White

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Emily White is a nerd. She prefers her men fully clothed and donning bowties, her commas British, her books cheesy with big, overly-dramatic explosions, her characters awkward and endearingly real,* and watching her movies in authentic turn-of-the-century theaters. When not exposing her nerdy self to the world, she's creating her own friends and putting them in horrible, yet sometimes humorous situations.Check out her YA Space Opera series starting with Elemental (Spencer Hill Press, 2012), continuing with FAE (SHP, December 2013), and ending sometime in the near future with a book she has yet to write. She's also authored a collection of Steampunk (zombie, werebot romance) flash fiction, if you're into those kinds of things, titled "To Love or Die in a Steamy-Reamy World." Her YA Contemporary Fantasy, ALMOST NIGHT, will be out this summer.
 
Published March 9, 2010 by Harper. 352 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Parenting & Relationships, Self Help. Non-fiction

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An astonishingly forthright work by a Canadian lawyer traces her painful personal journey through chronic loneliness in light of social taboos and changing cultural and medical notions. White can p

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In their book, “The Bushes: Portrait of a Dynasty,” (2004) Peter and Rochelle Schweizer quote Marvin Bush, a brother of George W., as likening Laura’s entry into the Bush family to Katharine Hepburn starring in “Animal House.” In these pages Mrs. Bush recalls that the mother of one of her friends...

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Unfortunately, the queen knows the difference between a human heart and a beast’s heart, and the her revenge for this act of betrayal is to remove the huntsman’s heart, locking it away for safekeeping.

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While some people seem to be genetically programmed for loneliness, childhood isolation and adult losses are frequently the catalysts for chronic loneliness (which is qualitatively different from the situational loneliness most of us experience at some point).

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While some people seem to be genetically programmed for loneliness, childhood isolation and adult losses are frequently the catalysts for chronic loneliness (which is qualitatively different from the situational loneliness most of us experience at some point).

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White also attributes her fear of loneliness to what she early on sensed as her mother's lack of connection: "What little family she had was in the States, her husband had left her, and she spent her days working with people who didn't speak English.

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