While some people hate spending time alone, for others it’s a desired state of being. Writer Anneli Rufus considers herself among these happy. Welcome to the homepage of Anneli Rufus. This page is about my book Party of One: the Loners’ Manifesto. Here we are, having this rendezvous without having . party of one THE LONERS’ MANIFESTO = anneli rufus” rs os for being, To Mattheco, for believing To DM, a friend fiom and beyond eS To EK, a friend from.

Author: Vojin Domi
Country: Rwanda
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Sex
Published (Last): 8 February 2006
Pages: 100
PDF File Size: 9.31 Mb
ePub File Size: 20.66 Mb
ISBN: 966-2-22890-702-4
Downloads: 7093
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Faektilar

Yet in the press, in films, in folklore, and nearly every An essential defense of the people the world loves to revile–the loners–yet without whom it would be lost The Buddha.

For a book whose purpose is to get people to understand and accept loners, it’s surprisingly black and white. Silent Spring author Rachel Carson. The writing is engaging and peppered with vivid metaphors. It’s about essence, about necessity. The Loners’ Manifesto by Anneli Rufus. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Would leave out so much. The thing about being a loner is not that we don’t have friends or relationships, it’s that we just prefer our own company. I wanted there to be more than anecdotal evidence and strangely-drawn conclusions. Please sign in with Facebook or Google below: I couple this new found information about myself with a quote by John Green: Dare I admit that I read this to justify my own existence. They’re bored and don’t know what to do.


A loner is not just a person who is alone; a loner is someone who enjoys being alone. Your sinews leap within you, angling for escape.

One is (not) the loneliest number |

As a minority, we puzzle over nonloners, their strange values. Apr 04, Kiri rated it really liked it. I wish I could remove it from my “to read” shelf? I have to register strong disagreement with p.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Or am I a loner because I am an only child?

Instead, the book reads more like a scattered list of loners with lonners one- to two-paragraph summary of the randomly chosen loner, maybe peppered with a quotation. It turned my mind to mush while I read.

Anneli Rufus, Party of One: The Loners’ Manifesto | Live from Planet Paola

Serial killers get labeled loners as well, but the book reveals that most had many friends and were well liked. Austrian-born manifeso Ludwig Wittgenstein, who lived as a hermit.

Many of the chapters in this book are devoted to showing where loners appear in our society and culture, and the contributions they make in art, science, music, technology, literature, etc.

They bridle when we turn down invitations. Of course, Rufus cannot help but paint both the loner and the non-loner with a manifesot wide brush; any generalizations about so many people at once is bound to be ill-fitting in some or even many cases.


PARTY OF ONE: The Loners’ Manifesto

Here we are, having this rendezvous without having mnifesto see each other, without having to be in the same place at the same time, without having to talk or check each other out or wear decent clothes.

Society consists of individuals moving as one. We simply spend our “social energy” when we’re among people, and recharge it by being alone. ,anifesto a lot of catastrophizing on the part of the author, a sensationalist approach that is intended to put non-loners in a bad light for thinking such evil thoughts against loners.

One is (not) the loneliest number

Feb 18, Alison Livingston rated it it was amazing. For those who self-identify as lonwrs, take this with a big grain of salt. Whether you get married today or ever or have kids or not. So easy to represent on charts or diagrams with dots and pushpins either in or out. I wanted to like this book more than I did. Given in sharp phrases, concise sentences and unapologetic tones, Ms. Nov 29, Zezee rated it did not like it Shelves: