How to Be Alone: If You Want To, and Even If You Don't

How to Be Alone: If You Want To, and Even If You Don't

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 onstage?whether hosting her iconic show Tinder Live or being the enigmatic front woman of It Was Romance?as she is on the page, as bot The former Sex & Relationships Editor for Cosmopolitan and host of the wildly popular comedy show Tinder Live...

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Title:How to Be Alone: If You Want To, and Even If You Don't
Author:Lane Moore
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:How to Be Alone: If You Want To, and Even If You Don't
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Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:224 pages pages

How to Be Alone: If You Want To, and Even If You Don't Reviews

  • Andrienne
    Sep 06, 2018
    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 ...
  • Anne-Marie
    Jan 02, 2019
    If you think being a conventionally attractive white woman is easy, think again. There has never been anyone on earth who?s had it harder than Lane Moore. She?s the most underprivileged person alive. Her parents were shittier than any other humans that have ever had children before...
  • Joy
    Nov 27, 2018
    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 tendere...
  • Joshunda Sanders
    Nov 07, 2018
    This review originally appeared in Bitch Magazine: Dear Lane, Initially, I was skeptical about reading your memoir How to Be Alone: If You Want To, and Even If You Don?t. ?How to be alone?? my lady brain snarked. ?How to be in a relationship that lasts longer than six mont...
  • Meg - A Bookish Affair
    Nov 24, 2018
    "How to be Alone" is a memoir by Lane Moore, most well known as an advice columnist or as the host of "Tinder Live." This memoir is filled with different stories from Moore's life that run the gamut of emotions, from heart-wrenching to hilarious. I didn't know what to expect from this ...
  • Katherine Gypson
    Sep 10, 2018
    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 t...
  • Audree Johnson
    Nov 12, 2018
    I just finished this and I'm border-line ugly crying. I'm so thankful that Lane wrote this and put so much of herself in it no matter how hard it might have been. I feel seen in a lot of new ways and I felt encouraged by Lane's ability to see such beautiful things even through and in s...
  • Kat
    Jan 12, 2019
    I read this for a book club and I had no idea that Lane Moore was a celebrity. But once I realized that, the book made more sense. It?s a pretty standard celebrity memoir. She doesn?t have anything particularly profound to say, though she does say some good words of encouragement. ...
  • Stella
    Nov 06, 2018
    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 b...
  • Huma Rashid
    Dec 10, 2018
    I got this bc I?d seen great reviews and love memoirs, but OMG it is basically unreadable. I hated it. And I don?t like the author at all. Ugh. ...
  • Colleen
    Aug 30, 2018
    It?s hard to find the words to explain my feelings about this book. It?s so raw and authentic and honest that some parts hurt to read. The dark humour in it both lightened things up but also highlighted the pain Lane was (and is) dealing with. If you like memoirs that hold noth...
  • Castille
    Oct 18, 2018
    See full review at SometimesSnarky.home.blog Lane Moore is the cutest human, creating relatable comedic material that is so raw, you?ll want to cry and cuddle with her? partly because she point-blank states that she craves comfortable, platonic cuddling, and partly because you?...
  • Lindsey
    Sep 10, 2018
    Like some of the other reviewers, I was disappointed to find that this book of essays focuses mainly, though not exclusively, on the author's search for a romantic relationship. I was expecting a collection about connecting with yourself and learning to enjoy spending quality time with...
  • Sarah
    Dec 28, 2018
    I don't know I guess this is well written. It's just not for me. I felt like sending her a therapy bill for having to grind through all these tedious stories about her struggle to be with other people and to be alone, and her life trauma. She's a comedian so it's passably funny sometim...
  • Abilouise
    Nov 13, 2018
    I started reading this book on the subway coming home from the library because my phone went dead and so I couldn't listen to podcasts and play stupid games. I got home, walking still reading it and 2 hours later realized I was still wearing an underwire bra because I hadn't put the bo...
  • Jeimy
    Jan 09, 2019
    This book has 15 chapters. I only enjoyed two. A couple of my issues with this book: 1. It feels like this author is whining for 80% of the book. 2.It is hard for me to understand why she stays in relationships that are clearly causing her. I did thoroughly enjoy the chapte...
  • Taylor
    Jan 06, 2019
    The depressed, self centered ramblings of a chronically depressed woman about how horrible all her relationships are got old pretty fast. Basically a memoir of a very mundane woman with little excitement in her life. If I wasn?t reading this for a book club, it would have taken a pla...
  • Amanda Van Parys
    Jan 16, 2019
    It's been a while since I've read a book [basically] in one sitting. I really enjoyed this memoir that I didn't know was a memoir when I started reading it! Sad, funny, witty, and insightful. A great read if you're struggling with your personal history and identity. A great read even i...
  • Etienne
    Oct 29, 2018
    A very misleading title/premise for this book. It has nothing to do with loneliness or solitary person, it?s more like a biography, very personal, about the author and her own experience with solitude/and not. Closer to a biography, no reflexion or explanation here. If you love this ...
  • Tabitha
    Sep 06, 2018
    *I received an advanced readers copy of this book, but all opinions are 100% my own.* How to Be Alone is the soon to be released book by Lane Moore. If you haven?t heard of her yet, I?m confident one day soon you will. Lane Moore is a comedian, musician, writer, and host of Tinder ...
  • Stephanie LiVigni
    Nov 13, 2018
    When I preordered this book, I felt like it was coming at just the right time in my life. Having now inhaled it in one sitting, I don't think there could have ever been a wrong time. Moore can't help but imbibe every page with humor, regardless of the subject matter, and even when ...
  • Michelle Mulligan
    Nov 15, 2018
    Lane, you have crafted a modern masterpiece. Thank you so much for baring your soul with such bravery and skill. Anyone who has left a party thinking, "oh well, I guess I can say I went somewhere" will totally relate to this book. I felt like I was a tourist in a strange and mesmerizi...
  • Tanja
    Oct 11, 2018
    I didn't know anything about Lane Moore before reading her book but if I did I wouldn't have "wished" for it. I found the swearing throughout to be offensive and perhaps this is Lane's no nonsense way of speaking her truth, but it wasn't something I liked. I thought the title of her bo...
  • Katie Russo
    Nov 09, 2018
    ?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 st...
  • Noorilhuda
    Dec 31, 2018
    The author's thoughts, actions and life are not interesting enough to warrant a book. Neither is her writing. Insipid, at best. Memorable quote: When you have a lot of shine to you, as so many bighearted people often do, you can attract a lot of people easily, because people a...
  • Nathan Shuherk
    Feb 02, 2019
    I read the majority of this book alone in a bar. And that?s probably the best way to read it. I don?t think this is a perfect book, but it is perfect for what I needed. ...
  • Berit☀️✨
    Nov 09, 2018
    An authentic and raw memoir told with humor and honesty.... For anybody that has ever felt lonelier in a room full of people than they would if they were Buy themselves.... this is not a self-help book it is a memoir... Lane Moore has laid herself bare in these poignant essays about...
  • Kendall
    Oct 15, 2018
    I am pleased that I was given the chance to read this book but I was left with confusion on what exactly I read. I felt that the message and title of the book was very misleading. I thought it was going to be about people that are alone and how to overcome the challenges that are ass...
  • Amanda Helling
    Nov 11, 2018
    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 ...
  • Brendan McGuire
    Nov 12, 2018
    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...