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How to be alone : if you want to, and even if you don't

by Moore, Lane,

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 7 copies
Available (7)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PN2287.M696 A3 2018
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  PN2287.M696 A3 2018
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Non-Fiction 792.7028 MOORE Lane
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  792.7028 MOORE Lane
Northern Tier Regional Library Nonfiction 792.702 MOORE
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
Collection  Nonfiction
Call Number  792.702 MOORE
Northland Public Library Nonfiction 792.7028092 M78
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Nonfiction
Call Number  792.7028092 M78
Shaler North Hills Library Non-Fiction 792.7 M
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  792.7 M
South Park Library Biographies 792.702 MOO
Location  South Park Library
Collection  Biographies
Call Number  792.702 MOO
Wilkinsburg Public Library Nonfiction Biography 92 MOO 2018
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library
Collection  Nonfiction
Call Number  Biography 92 MOO 2018
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 both a former writer for The Onion and an award-winning sex and relationships editor for Cosmopolitan . But her story has had its obstacles, including being her own parent, living in her car as a teenager, and moving to New York City to pursue her dreams. Through it all, she looked to movies, TV, and music as the family and support systems she never had.

From spending the holidays alone to having better "stranger luck" than with those closest to her to feeling like the last hopeless romantic on earth, Lane reveals her powerful and entertaining journey in all its candor, anxiety, and ultimate acceptance--with humor always her bolstering force and greatest gift.

How to Be Alone is a must-read for anyone whose childhood still feels unresolved, who spends more time pretending to have friends online than feeling close to anyone in real life, who tries to have genuine, deep conversations in a roomful of people who would rather you not . Above all, it's a book for anyone who desperately wants to feel less alone and a little more connected through reading her words.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Moore has been named one of the most influential indie comedians of the decade, making a name for herself as a writer for The Onion, as the sex and relationships editor of Cosmopolitan, and as creator and host of Tinder Live!, a stand-up comedy show wherein Moore matches and interacts with other users of the infamous dating app in front of a nightly audience. In this scrappy collection of personal essays, Moore opens up her psyche and personal life for fans to relate to. The title references the underlying theme of every piece, that survival is possible even without any kind of family or support system. Moore is spare with the details of her childhood, emphasizing the weight of her trauma rather than the specifics of it. She explains how to survive the holidays, how to screen a mate, and how to accept love as someone who grew up without it. The essays are whip-smart, pithy, and full of an honest, conversational charm that sets Moore apart.--Courtney Eathorne Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In these bitingly honest autobiographical essays, comedian Moore chronicles the aftereffects of being raised by emotionally abusive and indifferent parents. After high school, she left home and moved to New York, hoping to find a soulmate and hide away from anyone who might hurt her. In "So Your Family Dictates Your Romantic Future? What a Fun Punishment!", she explains how her parents displayed pride only after their kids had grown up; in "Maybe Someone Else Will Love Me and That Will Fix Everything," she writes about sexual abuse ("sexual assault is not your 'my first time' story if you don't want it to be" is the book's most heartbreaking and encouraging line) and dysfunctional adult relationships. In the title essay, about trying to find a partner, Moore writes, "Telling yourself not to look for love is like telling yourself not to look for food or air or water or clothes that fit you perfectly." Almost as if trying to bolster herself, Moore points out that being single and alone isn't a life sentence. Within this compassionately told memoir, Moore offers hard-won advice for those looking to get beyond a painful past. (Nov.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Moore, Lane.
Comedians -- United States -- Biography.
Women comedians -- United States -- Biography.
Love -- Humor.
Publisher New York :2018
Edition First Atria paperback edition.
Language English
Description 214 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9781501178832
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