Alone: The Badass Psychology of People Who Like Being Alone (Paperback)
When Bella DePaulo published "The badass personalities of people who like being alone" at her "Living Single" blog at Psychology Today, it was an instant hit. "Alone" is a collection of more than 60 of Dr. DePaulo's writings on people who like their time alone. The articles were first published at the Washington Post, Psych Central, and Psychology Today. The 8 sections of "Alone" are: I.The True Meanings of Alone, Loner, and Lonely II.Why People Who Like Being Alone Are Badasses III.The Positive Psychology of Solitude: What's So Great About Being Alone IV.Time Alone: Craving It More Than Ever V.Alone in Public: Dining Alone, Traveling Alone, Alone in a Crowd VI.The Demographic Trend Sweeping the World: Living Alone VII.How People Will Try to Scare You About Being Alone - and Why You Should Blow Them Off VIII.Keep on Reading: Insights from Great Books on Solitude Dr. Bella DePaulo, a Harvard PhD, has been described by Atlantic magazine as "America's foremost thinker and writer on the single experience." "Alone" is her 20th book. About those people who like living alone: readers of "Alone" will never think about them the same way again.
Bella DePaulo (Ph.D., Harvard University) writes myth-busting, consciousness-raising, totally unapologetic books on single life. The Atlantic magazine has described her as "America's foremost thinker and writer on the single experience." She is the award-winning author of Singled Out: How Singles Are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, and Ignored, and Still Live Happily Ever After, and has been writing the "Living Single" blog for Psychology Today since 2008. Dr. DePaulo's writings have been published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Time magazine, and many other places. Her TEDx talk, "What no one ever told you about people who are single," was an instant hit. "Alone: The Badass Psychology of People Who Like Being Alone" is her 20th book. After two decades as a Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia, Dr. DePaulo moved to the west coast in the year 2000 for what was supposed to be a 1-year sabbatical at the University of California at Santa Barbara. She never returned. She is currently an Academic Affiliate in Psychological and Brain Sciences at UCSB. Visit Bella DePaulo's website at BellaDePaulo.com.