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A Good Beginning, March 8 2003
I hope Party of One will begin a genre filling a tidy place in the psychology/self-help sections of popluar book stores. We who are loners have felt as I am sure gays and lesbians felt before Stonewall. They had some sporadic literature and contacts but no real confirmation that they weren't crazy. Neither are we loners. At last someone is helping those of us less able to quantify and articulate our experiences and lives in words to feel relieved, comfortable. There are times the book felt rushed in it's writing, sometimes strident, some times a little contemptious but worth the read for anyone who is a loner or knows one. I wish my parents had this information while raising me. I wish all of those insistent well meaning acquaintances inviting me as the pity guest to holiday celebrations could and would read this book. I hate being a pity guest. I wish all those who don't understand when I just want to go home that it really has nothing to do with them would read this book. Perhaps Ms Rufus could write a second book on the subject. She is a good writer. And, hopefully her publisher will catch the typos next time around. Oh, and, when I think about it, a lot of what she writes about harkens back to those old(?) ideas of respect and good manners. No wonder I miss those days despite being a liberal. PLEASE READ THIS BOOK, and then leave us alone. Thanks.