The former Sex & Relationships Editor for Cosmopolitan and host of the wildly popular comedy show Tinder Live with Lane Moore presents her poignant, funny, and deeply moving first book.Lane Moore is a rare performer who is as impressive onstagewhether hosting her iconic show Tinder Live or being the enigmatic front woman of It Was Romanceas she is on the page, as both a form...
|Title||:||How to Be Alone: If You Want To, and Even If You Don't|
|Number of Pages||:||224 pages|
How to Be Alone: If You Want To, and Even If You Don't Reviews
I bought this book last week and it has seriously helped me in so many ways. Besides being incredibly entertaining and compelling, I relate so much to so many things written in this book and it has helped me see and feel things that have been true for me for a long time that I couldn't describe or identify. I'm in the middle of getting divorced, which has impacted my life a lot lately, and this book has helped me reconcile some of those feelings tremendously. I see so much of myself and my relat ...more
Utterly fucking delightful.
How to Be Alone is funny and intense. It was a quick read for me, I think... Or I got so lost in it that I had no idea time was passing. Either way, it felt quick (in the best possible way). Moore's approach to story-telling is down-to-Earth and so funny that I laughed out loud repeatedly.
I was hesitant at first about the vernacular style of the writing: that hesitancy wore off quickly. Reading Moore's words, I could imagine a real person talking to me, curse words an ...more
“You book that trip for yourself, you take yourself to dinner and enjoy it the same as if someone else took you out. You take all that love you keep giving to selfish idiots and try to throw some of it in the general direction of your own heart and you pray even a little bit of it sticks there.”
I engulfed 95% of this book in one sitting the second I got it. I waited to read the last chapter because I wasn’t ready for it to be over yet. Never has a book so spot on encapsulated everything I’ve ...more
Lane Moore has written the book I needed to exist. In some of the most raw, funny and kind writing I've ever read, Moore not only bares her life, she says the unpopular, uncomfortable truths about life today that need to be said. I rarely read books in one sitting but this was one of those experiences where it was more like meeting a fascinating, witty, honest person and just wanting the conversation to keep on going. I sobbed at the end of the book and truly consider the experience of reading i ...more
More like 3.5 stars. It was not the book I was expecting. I should have paid attention that the author was a relationship editor whose book would most likely be about finding a romantic relationship versus just finding a connection with someone. I was very interested in her experience living independently at a young age and having the guts to pursue what she wants. She details her mercurial adventures in dating and all the while, I keep thinking, she sure meets a lot of interesting characters; n ...more
This book made me reflect on parts of my childhood and how they've impacted my relationships in a way that was deeply moving. You can hear Lane's voice so clearly through her writing it's like sitting down for a coffee together and listening to her tell her story. You feel how much she cares about you even though you've never met her, and long before the end of the book you care so much about her too, and wish you could just hold her hand and tell her she's not alone.
This is more than a memoir; this book invites you to into a confessional contract, the intimate trust of a deep story well told. Balancing candor and humor and pain and bravery in equal parts, Moore's "How to Be Alone" isn't an instructional manual, it's a demonstration closely tendered. You'll probably laugh sometimes and cry sometimes and think about all the people you've loved you couldn't connect with. But the biggest gift is that you'll look back on yourself over the years and see not only ...more
So here's the thing. On paper, I think I am supposed to fall all over myself about this book. It's a series of essays from a 'comedian' who lives in New York and writes for publications I know and does comedy shows in places I frequent. But...in reality, I could not connect with this book.
Lane Moore is a talented writer, that's a fact. However I couldn't connect with these essays. With a title of "How to Be Alone" I assumed this would focus on empowering oneself to be an independent person, liv ...more