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How to Be Alone Hardcover – Oct. 22 2013

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  • Item Weight : 272 g
  • ISBN-10 : 0062280848
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0062280848
  • Hardcover : 128 pages
  • Product Dimensions : 1.4 x 13.61 x 19.25 cm
  • Publisher : Harper (Oct. 22 2013)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 16 ratings

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From the Back Cover

If you are at first lonely, be patient.
If you're not been alone much, or if when you were, you weren't okay with it, then just wait . . .

From a solitary walk in the woods to sitting unaccompanied on a city park bench to eating a meal and even dancing alone, certain activities can feel strange when you're on your own. We rarely treasure those moments, even though there are abundant possibilities and delights waiting to be discovered when we have the time to just be with ourselves. Tanya Davis's words and Andrea Dorfman's beautiful illustrations soothe the disquiet that accompanies this fear of aloneness, and celebrate the power of solitude to change our views of ourselves and the world. How to Be Alone reveals how, removed from the noise and distractions of other lives, we can find acceptance and grace within.

For those who have never been by themselves, or for those who relish being on their own, this moving work encourages us to recognize and embrace the possibilities of being alone—and reminds us of a universe of joy, peace, and discovery waiting to unfold.

About the Author

Tanya Davis is a poet, speaker, and musician based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia. She has released three full-length albums and tours regularly and internationally, commissioning her poetry and collaborating across artistic genres. 



Andrea Dorfman is a filmmaker, animator, cinematographer, and artist. A graduate of McGill University and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, she has made numerous experimental and dramatic short films as well as feature films. She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.