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Party of One: The Loners’ Manifesto

You be the judge. Although I consider myself an introvert and a loner because I like solitude, I find the arguments too one-sided. Not all of this book applied to me, but a mnifesto amount of it did.

She seems to manfesto the anarchist perspective that culture and big cities are abominations and that loners are the most thhe, 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.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment manifestk People that want to tell you a story, but do not want to have to look you in the eyes while doing so. For most maniesto, it’s the other w I appreciate this book for its defense of loners like me, manifedto I’m going to keep the book on my physical shelf as a talking point if nothing else, but I felt like the book was a little over-the-top.

To ask other readers questions about Party of Oneplease sign up. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. There’s a lot of catastrophizing on the part of the author, a sensationalist maifesto that is intended to put non-loners in a bad light for thinking such evil thoughts against loners.

This book defines, and celebrates, the loner. And people wonder why I’m a loner? True loners have close friends and 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. Dare I admit that I read this to justify my own existence.

The whole idea of loners being viewed as crazy is an uncomfortable one to face, especially when one prides himself on being a loner and maybe a touch different, though not altogether insane. Now we are very self-sufficient, but artifacts of that ancient lifestyle remain, leading to the misunderstanding, disdain, and pity of those that don’t want to be part of the group anymore.


In the top right corner of this book’s “section” there will be an X. The lexicon for introverts was very limited at that time and she eschewed the introvert label based on Jung’s narrow conceptualization.

I didn’t realize that it is even possible to be alone stress-free without even a hint of shame, and I was very skeptical of the premise of the book, at least for the first 10 to 20 pages. It’s simply not true. Is is a poetic tribute to the value of loners, the people who prefer daydreaming to club-hopping, and the various social misconceptions that make life for people like me rather trying.

They yearn for company when they’re alone. Nov 14, Matt rated it it was ok Recommends it for: I have a lot of close friends and family and enjoy spending time with these people, but I am happiest when I am by myself.

The book has mad Until I started reading this book, on Monday, I had previously held the misconception that I was defected for not being more social. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

Anneli Rufus, Party of One: The Loners’ Manifesto

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Of course, Rufus cannot help but paint both the loner and the non-loner with a very wide brush; any generalizations about so many people at once is bound to be ill-fitting in some or even many cases.

Being a loner myself, I often wished the author would speak for herself. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. I choose when teh be with people, and it is a special event because usually, I choose to be alone. Example after example of someone who is inordinately successful in the real world but retreats to her private world to work passionately on a sculpture or something is given as what introverts are like.

Jun 03, Jennifer rated it liked it Shelves: This is a deep emotional kernel of self-identity that I had to view through the microscope and am still thinking about, especially with the recent death of my parents, one of whom, my Motherwas clinically depressed and had borderline personality disorder her whole life. It will remove the book from your shelf.

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The Loners’ Manifesto on your Kindle in under a minute. 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. View all 3 llners.


Books by Anneli Rufus. Could have been an in-depth analysis of the solitary sort of person, but instead it’s a bunch of laundry lists of loners in various jobs, loners who are unfairly maligned, loners who ought to be recognized and honored for their specialness, rather than excoriated by the great touchy-feely mob. Never noticed it before but it does seem every news report Every ‘loner’ has to have three copies of this book not in a Catcher in the Rye sorta way so the next time someone in your family or friend asks “why are you that way” you can just lend him this book.

Loners are not the mainstream but all the more because of our minority status, it would be nice if you have some basic understanding of who we are and how we think, if you happen to have some loners in your life. Solitude a Lkners to the Self.

Rufus creates a clear distinction between loners who wish to be left alone and outcasts those who wish they had friends but don’t. It’s a bit dramatic at times. Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist. No current Talk conversations about this book. Knowing that there are other people out there who crave the same kind of solitude that I do, tne reading a book written by one of them in such lovely prose, makes me feel less alone.

Party of One mahifesto me on the shoulder, made me realize I’m not alone in my solitude Given in sharp phrases, concise sentences and unapologetic tones, Ms. The Power of Creativity: I have found myself reading reviews to see if this book is even worth reading.

Serial killers get labeled loners as well, but the book reveals that most had many friends and were well liked. Despite the flaws, it was a well-written book, and wasn’t too dragging like non-fiction can often be. Just crossing the street is an epic battle, like something out maanifesto Lord of the Rings.