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How to Be Alone

If You Want to, and Even If You Don't
Narrated by: Lane Moore
Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (251 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

The former sex and relationships editor for Cosmopolitan and host of the wildly popular comedy show Tinder Live with Lane Moore presents her poignant, funny, and deeply moving first audiobook.

Lane Moore is a rare performer who is as impressive onstage - whether hosting her iconic show Tinder Live or being the enigmatic front woman of It Was Romance - as she is on the page, as both a former writer for The Onion and an award-winning sex and relationships editor for Cosmopolitan. But her story has had its obstacles, including being her own parent, living in her car as a teenager, and moving to New York City to pursue her dreams. Through it all, she looked to movies, TV, and music as the family and support systems she never had.

From spending the holidays alone to having better “stranger luck” than with those closest to her to feeling like the last hopeless romantic on Earth, Lane reveals her powerful and entertaining journey in all its candor, anxiety, and ultimate acceptance - with humor always her bolstering force and greatest gift.

How to Be Alone is a must-listen for anyone whose childhood still feels unresolved, who spends more time pretending to have friends online than feeling close to anyone in real life, who tries to have genuine, deep conversations in a roomful of people who would rather you not. Above all, it’s an audiobook for anyone who desperately wants to feel less alone and a little more connected through listening to her words. 

©2018 Lane Moore. All rights reserved. (P)2018 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Everyone must read.

Lane Moore is brutally honest and opens parts of her heart that no one should have to. And that’s the point, she doesn’t have to. She does so on the hope, that she can help even one soul feel seen, heard, and a little less alone. What a gorgeous treat this book has been.

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Self awareness I wasn’t expecting

This book was suggested to me by a friend and I genuinely thought I was going to be a self help book that had a bit of an edge. Female writer, cover I related to, sure! Well it was so much more.

Part memoir, part cautionary tale, part advice, all heart. I don’t relate to Lane on every aspect she bravely shares in this book, but damn do I relate to her thoughts and behaviors as an adult. I was able to gather insight I’d been seeking all year and I have a big smile on my face knowing that she would be genuinely happy to know that she helped a stranger.

If you’ve always felt a little weird and a little outside the norm of society, I’d recommend this book. It was like talking to a friend.

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loved this book!

I have listened to this book twice! This is my first holiday season alone and I am so gladni stumbled upon this book!

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because of this book im not alone anymore.

because of this book, I'll never be alone again. Moore's voice holds you in the dark.

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This book is for you

if you're single and navigating what it means to grow into adulthood in 2018, this book is for you. If you feel like you're surrounded by people who met their partner in high school or college and have never had to navigate the perils of dating apps, and think 'getting out there!' is 'fun!', this book is for you. If you feel intimidated by people who somehow manage to have like, a tight knit group of good friends, and a job they love and/or pays them well, and solid mental health, and you, um, don't have that? this book is for you.

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Waste of a credit

I felt like I was listening to a whiny child. I did not bother to finish it.

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Laughing and crying with myself in the dark

This book is truth....such a connection. Definitely love falling asleep to this girl at night, beautiful voice!

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Late Night Phone Calls

Not going to lie, I was expecting a book that took on a toxically positive self-help point of view, telling me to get out of my comfort zone, try new things, compliment people to make friends, etc. However, I've seen Lane's comedy, so I had a small sliver of hope that it'd be something more, and I'm so glad I followed that instinct. Instead of making me feel like my loneliness was something I needed to constantly be trying to fix, this book has allowed me to begin to accept that maybe this is just who I am. Maybe I'm just someone that came from a family that definitely WASN'T like the one on Full House, and maybe years of therapy, psychotropic drugs, and unhealthy relationships won't fix it. And that's okay - it's not my fault. The way Lane communicates this in her raw, candid, and humorous stories made me feel less like I was reading (listening to) a self-help book (which this certainly is NOT), and more like I was talking to a friend on the phone late at night. I love that she's the one reading the book in the audio version - it makes it feel even more authentic. The past year has been the most isolating, lonely year of my life. And hearing this book erased some of that, finally. I recommend it to anyone that needs a friend (and isn't a garbage person). Or even if you are a garbage person, maybe it'll help.

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So helpful

I loved the book, it helped me through some really tough times. God sent. thank you so much Lane!

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Freaking fantastic

Loved every second of the book. I laughed and cried and reflected. Lane is a gift

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This book is actually a magic potion

And with this magic potion you will never feel alone ever again, I promise. Lane really knows what she's talking about.