How to Be Alone: If You Want To, and Even If You Don't

How to Be Alone: If You Want To, and Even If You Don't

by Lane Moore


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ISBN-13: 9781501178832
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication date: 11/06/2018
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 22,876
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Lane Moore is an award-winning comedian, writer, actor, and musician. The New York Times called her comedy show Tinder Live “ingenious.” Her comedy and her band, It Was Romance, have been praised everywhere from Pitchfork to Vogue, and her writing has appeared everywhere from The New Yorker to The Onion. She is the former sex and relationships editor at Cosmopolitan, where she received a GLAAD Award for her groundbreaking work expanding the magazine’s queer coverage. She lives in Brooklyn with her dog-child, Lights. You can follow Lane at @HelloLaneMoore on Instagram and Twitter or visit

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How to Be Alone: If You Want To, and Even If You Don't 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous 8 months ago
This book is so honest in discussing difficult subjects. Most people at some point in life will be alone or feel alone and struggle with it. Lane Moore dealt with a difficult childhood in a remarkably strong way and I'm sure this book will benefit readers and help show that we can create a nice life and learn to give ourselves the love we need and want. There's so much love put into this book. Look forward to reading more from Lane Moore.
paulfarahvar 14 days ago
This book was a quick fun read and filled with personal stories, comedy and deep insight. Lane's perspective allows the reader to go on a unique journey that everyone can relate to because, while everyone's story is different, the inherent need for Love is universal. Makes you think and laugh at the same time. This is a must read for all singles only podcast listeners!
SRY0218 More than 1 year ago
This book reads like a gift handed to you personally by Lane Moore. I've never read anything this honest, revelatory, genuine, yet laugh-out-loud funny in my life. She is a generational talent--do yourself a favor and know her work.
Magerber More than 1 year ago
This was a difficult book to read. I am probably a bit older than the average person who knows Lane Moore from her Tinder Live with Lane Moore comedy show, and really didn't know what to expect. The book is filled with raw and open essays about the author's struggles to survive in a world that provided very little external support. Her stories have a flare of the grotesque, but within this context I mean outsized and difficult to believe. Yet, I do not think that she is making anything up, but is instead sharing experiences that she was never taught to avoid. I have to say that, based on the description, I was expecting that this book would be funnier than it was. I don't consider that a negative, but it wasn't necessarily what I would expect from an author who has been named one of the 75 funniest people on Twitter (see her Goodreads profile). If you are reading this review, please be aware that you won't finish this book with tears in your eyes from laughter. All in all, I found this a very moving book--full of essays that elucidate many of the same struggles that I find myself facing everyday with trying to find personal connections within a world that seems to be all about surface understandings. I received an advanced reading copy from the publisher via NetGalley. Thanks!