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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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:224 pages pages

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

  • Jodi
    Dec 29, 2018
    First essay aside, this one is kind of a stinker. It's not at all about "How to Be Alone." Instead it's a collection of vague, loosely-joined autobiographical essays about Moore's dating tragedies and triumphs and her shitty family. All tell, zero show, and little explanation about why...
  • 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...
  • Jennifer
    Jan 24, 2019
    How to be alone: mention your disappointing childhood every other sentence. The end. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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 boo...
  • 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. ...
  • Marina
    Jan 02, 2019
    This book was not what I expected it to be. I thought it would be an advice book. Because I spend a lot of time alone - by choice - and when I saw this book I thought I'd get tips on how to do it better. But this book is really a collection of autobiographical essays about a re...
  • Amy
    Sep 16, 2018
    Many of us know Lane Moore for her comedy show, Tinder Live, while others may connect her name to her band, It Was Romance. What is certain is that if you weren?t already a die-hard fan of her vast scope of work, you will be once you?ve read her latest brilliance ? a published co...
  • 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...
  • Andrea McDowell
    Apr 17, 2019
    Beautifully written and sitting somewhere between memoir and self-help, which may turn some people off, but not to fear: there's no checklists or journaling exercises here, just some heartfelt messages from an author who wants her readers to love themselves. This is what it's like ...
  • 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 ...
  • Lauren
    May 03, 2019
    The title, cover, and general marketing of this book are baffling to me. This is, clean and simple, a memoir. It's written by Lane Moore, a comedienne of internet fame, and it's about her not having any family ties or a support system. I'm not sure if the publisher didn't think her nam...
  • 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 ...
  • Ylenia
    Mar 23, 2019
    2.5 ? A bit of a misleading title - this is a memoir about the author's struggle with depression & trauma. From a very young age she had no support system or someone she felt confident defining as "family". The writing style was the opposite of what I normally enjoy, so tha...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • Katie Followell
    Mar 21, 2019
    After chugging through the rest of "How to Be Alone", I decided that Lane Moore sounds like the type of person who would have hissed at you in the hallway in high school just to appear edgy. Let me start, this wasn't a fun, comedic romp about learning how to be alone like I expecte...