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The Dating Playbook For Men: What is true is that all of us are complex, subtly-shaded individuals, some of whom would rather be in a dark corner for awhile, alone, re-energizing. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. A great read for anyone, weather a loner or nonloner. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. In fact, I wear that badge proudly!

That was the height of pleasure for me as a young one. However, much of what she discusses for loners is relevant for introverts as we self-identify now. Quotes from Party of One: Well, which is it? We don’t want much – just our privacy and not having to buy into the mob mentality. Rufus creates a clear distinction between loners who wish to be left alone and outcasts those who wish they had friends but don’t.

Now we are very self-sufficient, but artifacts of that ancient lifestyle remain, leading to the misunderstanding, disdain, and pity of those that don’t want to be part of the group anymore. Interesting premise, but ultimately annoying. Here, the author speaks of internet usage which she calls “an absolute and total miracle” for loners. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.


I thought this would be a book I could relate to and learn something from like Susan Cain’s Quiet but it’s not.

Very interesting commentary for those of us who aren’t party animals and don’t tolerate mass culture very well. It was, although I believe it was meant for the absolute extreme definition of the word “loner”, and not the watered-down, almost villainous version that appears in society today.

Anneli Rufus, Party of One: The Loners’ Manifesto

That my disinclination lonees spend all of my free time with others may not be the norm, but that it’s no less valid and that I’m certainly in good company. Email Address never made public.

I appreciate the community from afar, and value my solitary life made possible by many I’ll never nanifesto meet.

Msnifesto we know being a loner isn’t about hating people. It is heavy-handed because it feels such a strong need to show that loners exist and that they have real value to society just as they are, thank you very much. Meanwhile, loners get dissed. While Rufus did strike some familiar chords in me, the book, by and large, missed the mark.

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I had not made the connection that most pop culture worships the loner because pop culture is created by loners, for the most partwhile at the manifdsto time being marketed to the non-loner crowd.

Open Preview See a Problem? Of course, I did these things with other friends, as well, but I was often more than comfortable being my own best friend. Of course, it depends on the individual.


It’s not the same as shyness, it’s not the same as depression, and it’s not the same as misanthropy. Rufus creates a clear distinction between loners who wish lonees be left alone and out I am a loner.

Some pretty significant food for thought in there for tthe and how we deal with kids. Them” for me to take it seriously, let alone enjoy it.

Party of One: The Loners’ Manifesto by Anneli Rufus

Alone does not necessarily mean lonely! I speak for those who can’t. Pseudoloners are outcasts because people can’t stand them. Loners are often stereotyped as misanthropic, perverted, creepy, weird and at worst, potential serial killers. I like her basic premise, and she definitely seems like she has done her research. Every day brings some fresh hell, some kind of confrontation with a barbarian, gleeful in Don’t get me wrong. And in her mind every creative person, be it an artist, musician, actor, etc.

She not only shows no understanding of human nature, but misunderstands the thesis of Steven Pinker’s ‘Blank Slate’, makes numerous errors involving workforce demographics, gives us a worthless chapter on literature that is not much more than lists and horrifyingly long quotes by poets, and uses the terms ‘femmes fatales’ and ‘films noirs’ she gets it right to add the ‘s’ on the first word of those two phrases, but wholly wrong to add it to the second word: