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The Art of Living Alone & Loving It

Narrated by: Jane Mathews
Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
Categories: Self Development, How-To
4 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

An inspirational toolkit for solo living - full of sound, practical advice, warmth and humour. Whether you view living alone as the ultimate compromise or the ultimate luxury, it presents daily challenges, such as cooking for one, organising holidays, juggling finances and avoiding the siren call of wine, Ugg boots and Netflix.

And there are the less tangible tests, like nailing the octopus of loneliness to the wall and holding your head high in a society where solo living is viewed (consciously or not) as the runner-up prize.

Author Jane Mathews believes that to be truly content living alone, it pays to examine every aspect of your life - relationships, health, home, finances, interests and spirituality - and then take action. No matter what your unique situation, there's something here for you. Jane provides the map, and you choose the route to a more joyful, contented life.

©2018 Jane Mathews (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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first half is good

First half of the book was good, the second half seemed to be filler and not much about living alone.

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Very helpful and encouraging

I enjoyed this book. She made me feel less alone and covers every aspect of life from cooking for one, to traveling alone to just learning to enjoy life again by yourself.

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  • Colin B
  • 04-27-18

Lots of sound advice mixed with humour

I have lived alone for a couple of years following a relationship breakdown and this book shows many ways I could be handling my living situation better and creating a positive solo life rather than neglecting myself and mourning over what will never be. I was impressed by the plucky spirit of this Australian woman who dined in restaurants and took foreign holidays alone and found strategies to cope with difficult days like Christmas. Along the way she admitted to the challenges of single life such as loneliness and thoughtless comments from friends about her situation, but she took control of her attitude. Highly recommended for anyone living solo who is usually fine but still has the occasional wobble.

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  • Dawn
  • 04-28-18

A Mindful Listen

Very much enjoyed this book. Jane Mathews has captured the art of living alone for herself and her insights show others how they too can make "living with myself" a splendid adventure. A book I know I will listen to many times.

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  • Aerts Florence
  • 07-23-19

The single girl Bible.<br />

Even year after purchased that book and red many more similar genre,that one is my favorite support of all times !Natural,humoristic,excellent practical advices.I adored that book indeed it feels great to finally know single isn't a disease !!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-14-18

Great book

I really loved it. Fun to listen to and it resonates with my current situation. I will be listening to it again throughout the week.

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  • Step
  • 04-29-18

Advice like from an older sister

Very good practical advice. Such an eye opener. The best of its kind I came across. Well researched, addressing all the issues of living alone. Loved it!

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  • Sonya
  • 11-03-18

good read

Some really good reminders on the positives of being single or doing things on your own.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-15-18

Loving this

A very thorough look at all aspects of living life alone and how it may actually be enjoyed.
It is lovely listening to Jane read her own material, her voice is stable and reassuring. There
are some funny single person stories but never at the readers' expense.