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.
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Or people who love golf. There is a very good reason her chapter on insanity is so very short. I loved manifestl way Anneli showed how society has changed the loner from a revered pioneer, cowboy, or Batman hero figure to the loner who shoots up work places or schools. A talent for seldom being bored.
One is (not) the loneliest number
Dec 08, Sheryl rated it it was amazing. Believe me, I appreciate the need to present us as something other than Mabifesto Kaczynski-types, but some of us are just normal people.
This is a populous world and we are most often alone in a crowd. Want to Read saving…. Rufus’ militancy might not reflect your own feelings. Would rather write plays than act in them. It turned my mind to mush while I read.
I don’t want to be too harsh on the author, because I really do appreciate where she’s coming from. Sure, you might notice the solitary figure on the subway car and think, Aha.
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This book covers that, and for that insight alone I thought this was a worthwhile read. The real problem is not that kids don’t play outdoors, but that they do not play with other kids.
I always looked for something deeper with the few friends that I had, sometimes at the cost lonrrs great heartbreak. With the blithe assurance of a majority the mob nods knowingly when Justin stays home alone on Christmas Day. We are not the type who meet.
I know it didn’t reflect mine. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here It is rather an interesting, and new concept for me. There is a major difference between loners and pseudoloners. The writing here, at times, reminds me of why I hate The Catcher in the Rye so bloody much.
Rufus creates a clear distinction between loners who wish to be left alone and outcasts those who wish they had friends but don’t. And I think I wanted to like this book mnifesto than I did. I totally identify with what you wrote. Artists hear what no one else hears.
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I am not alone Ha Hathere are others like me. No trivia or quizzes yet. Of course, I did these things with other friends, as well, but I lonera often more than comfortable being my own best friend.
I prefer not to give this one a rating.
And this hyperbole, along with the assignation of ill-intent to those who don’t understand loners, gets really tedious throughout. She seems to assert the anarchist perspective that culture and big cities are abominations and that loners are the most adaptive, but she makes the ludicrous assertion tha Rufus claims to be a celebrated author of numerous books, but this book is astonishing for its lack manfesto any perception and marks her as an author to avoid.
Maniffsto don’t be offended when I ask you, maybe quite bluntly, to leave me alone! But we do not exchange glances or high-fives or have our own slang or symbols. Loners, by virtue of being loners, of celebrating the state of standing alone, have an innate advantage when it comes to being brave — like pioneers, like mountain men, iconoclasts, rebels and sole survivors. Not that all geeks are loners far from itbut there is, I suspect, a much higher proportion of people who identify as “geeks” who are loners.
May 20, Arnie Kozak rated it really liked it. Ads are currently disabled. Towns whose most famous incidents are massacres. This was mildly interesting to manifssto, although the logic with which the examples were presented sometimes faltered or even turned on itself.
Alone manifestl not necessarily mean lonely!
Party of One: The Loners’ Manifesto
They bring to earth the wrack and lode of depths that only they can reach and still come back alive. The book is passionate, but heavily flawed. That they believe that I am not into them, or that I am avoiding them.
Are they babies or what? It is an insult. Nonloners call loners crazy. If he should ever chance to be understood, he is credulously liable to overestimate. Silent Spring author Rachel Carson. He taped handmade signs on the door to his den, a door he always kept shut. And being a loner doesn’t mean you don’t like people, which I do — but only in interesting, engaging doses with friends.
The whole idea of loners being viewed as crazy is an uncomfortable one to face, especially when one prides himself on being a loner and maybe a touch different, though not altogether insane. A great read for anyone, weather a loner or nonloner.