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Living Alone

Author : Herbert Anderson
ISBN : 0664251234
Genre : Religion
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Can one live alone and be whole? The authors of this book are clear that the answer is "yes". It is how we live our lives and not whether we live them with another person that matters most to God. Here is a practical and wise guide for those alone in life.

Alone With Others

Author : Stephen Batchelor
ISBN : 0802151272
Genre : Religion
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"Inspired by Shantideva's Guide to the Bodhisattava's way of life, the oral instructions of living Buddhist masters, Martin Heidegger's classic Being and time, and the writings of the Christian theologians Paul Tillich and John MacQuarrie," this is a "contemporary guide to understanding the timeless message of Buddhism, and in particular its relevance in actual human relations."--Cover.

Elders Living Alone

Author : Robert L. Rubinstein
ISBN : 0202365867
Genre : Social Science
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What is it like to be old, have many health problems, and live alone? This book enters the lives of frail elders who live alone and vividly conveys their continuing struggle to maintain their independence. Many look to their homes as the important facilitating element for that independence; the home environment and personal space are often the most significant elements for elders living alone.

Bowling Alone

Author : Robert D. Putnam
ISBN : 9780743203043
Genre : History
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Shows how changes in work, family structure, women's roles, and other factors have caused people to become increasingly disconnected from family, friends, neighbors, and democratic structures--and how they may reconnect.

Alone Together

Author : Katrin Bentley
ISBN : 1846426235
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Communication is one of the biggest challenges faced by people with Asperger's Syndrome (AS), yet an Asperger marriage requires communication more than any other relationship. Thousands of people live in Asperger marriages without knowing the answers to important questions such as `What behaviours indicate that my spouse has AS?' `Is it worthwhile to get a diagnosis?' `Is there hope for improvement?' Katrin Bentley has been married for 18 years. Since receiving her husband's diagnosis of AS, their marriage has improved substantially. They learnt to accept each other's different approaches to life and found ways to overcome problems and misunderstandings. Today they are happily married and able to communicate effectively. Alone Together shares the struggle of one couple to rescue their marriage. It is uplifting and humorous, and includes plenty of tips to making an Asperger marriage succeed. This book offers couples hope, encouragement and strategies for their own marriages.

Ourselves Alone

Author : Janet A. Nolan
ISBN : 9780813147604
Genre : Social Science
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In early April of 1888, sixteen-year-old Mary Ann Donovan stood alone on the quays of Queenstown in county Cork waiting to board a ship for Boston in far-off America. She was but one of almost 700,000 young, usually unmarried women, traveling alone, who left their homes in Ireland during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in a move unprecedented in the annals of European emigration. Using a wide variety of sources -- many of which appear here for the first time -- including personal reminiscences, interviews, oral histories, letter, and autobiographies as well as data from Irish and American census and emigration repots, Janet Nolan makes a sustained analysis of this migration of a generation of young women that puts a new light on Irish social and economic history. By the late nineteenth century changes in Irish life combined to make many young women unneeded in their households and communities; rather than accept a marginal existence, they elected to seek a better life in a new world, often with the encouragement and help of a female relative who had already emigrated. Mary Ann Donovan's journey was representative of thousands of journeys made by Irish women who could truly claim that they had seized control over their lives, by themselves, alone. This book tells their story.

Together Alone

Author : Calvin Morrill
ISBN : 0520245237
Genre : History
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"This is the first time public sociality has been studied this thoroughly. The essays explore a range of public and quasi-public relationships and look at them in new ways. An excellent teaching tool."—Ruth Horowitz, author of Honor and the American Dream: Culture and Identity in a Chicano Community "A wonderfully interesting and readable book."—Lyn H. Lofland, author of The Public Realm/i> "A wide-ranging, empirically rich, and analytically provocative volume."—Jack Katz, author of How Emotions Work

Are You There Alone

Author : Suzanne O'Malley
ISBN : 074326617X
Genre : True Crime
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In the tradition of In Cold Blood, The Executioner's Song, and A Civil Action, Suzanne O'Malley exposes the human mystery of the most horrifying crime in recent history and the legal drama surrounding it. As a journalist, Suzanne O'Malley began covering the murders of Noah, John, Paul, Luke, and Mary Yates hours after their mother, Andrea Yates, drowned them in their suburban Houston home in June 2001. Over twenty-four months, O'Malley interviewed or witnessed the sworn testimony of more than a hundred participants in this drama, including Yates herself; her husband, Rusty Yates; their families; attorneys; the personnel of the Harris County district attorney's and sheriff's offices; medical staff; friends; acquaintances; and expert witnesses. O'Malley argues persuasively that under less extraordinary circumstances, a mentally ill woman would have been quietly offered a plea bargain and sent to an institution under court supervision. But on March 12, 2002, Andrea Yates was found guilty of the murders of three of her five children. She is currently serving a life sentence and will not be eligible for parole until 2041. O'Malley's exclusive personal communications with Andrea Yates and her interviews with Rusty Yates allow her to offer fully realized portrayals of people at the center of this horrifying case. In "Are You There Alone?" O'Malley makes a critical contribution to our understanding of mental health issues within the criminal justice system.

How To Be Alone

Author : Jonathan Franzen
ISBN : 0374707642
Genre : Literary Collections
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Passionate, strong-minded nonfiction from the National Book Award-winning author of The Corrections Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections was the best-loved and most-written-about novel of 2001. Nearly every in-depth review of it discussed what became known as "The Harper's Essay," Franzen's controversial 1996 investigation of the fate of the American novel. This essay is reprinted for the first time in How to be Alone, along with the personal essays and the dead-on reportage that earned Franzen a wide readership before the success of The Corrections. Although his subjects range from the sex-advice industry to the way a supermax prison works, each piece wrestles with familiar themes of Franzen's writing: the erosion of civic life and private dignity and the hidden persistence of loneliness in postmodern, imperial America. Recent pieces include a moving essay on his father's stuggle with Alzheimer's disease (which has already been reprinted around the world) and a rueful account of Franzen's brief tenure as an Oprah Winfrey author. As a collection, these essays record what Franzen calls "a movement away from an angry and frightened isolation toward an acceptance--even a celebration--of being a reader and a writer." At the same time they show the wry distrust of the claims of technology and psychology, the love-hate relationship with consumerism, and the subversive belief in the tragic shape of the individual life that help make Franzen one of our sharpest, toughest, and most entertaining social critics.

Working Alone

Author : John Carroll
ISBN : 1561585459
Genre : House & Home
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