While some people hate spending time alone, for others it’s a desired state of being. Writer Anneli Rufus considers herself among these happy. Welcome to the homepage of Anneli Rufus. This page is about my book Party of One: the Loners’ Manifesto. Here we are, having this rendezvous without having . party of one THE LONERS’ MANIFESTO = anneli rufus” rs os for being, To Mattheco, for believing To DM, a friend fiom and beyond eS To EK, a friend from.

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But the listings of loner tech geniuses, movie characters, novelists, etc. Make ourselves either unintentionally scary or invisible. As deep sea fish die in a shallow tank” Also, Anneli understands that the internet is the best thing evah! But uncannily, this axiom seems to have been time lkners, tested an asserted by a horde of artistes, philosophers, painters and other noticeables all catalogued with great trivial pursuit soundbites.

It was a perfect day.

Jul 19, Samantha rated it really liked it Shelves: I agree that society has really ostracized anyone that isn’t a bubbling ball of social happiness, but I think it could have been written in a way that isn’t so alienating to anyone that isn’t very clearly on the loner end of the loner-nonloner spectrum.

I feel weird when I start a book and don’t finish it, even if I hate it. Nibbling the waffles, I took out a book and began reading. It would have been so simple, would have explained anything. Was I born this way? We are the ones who would rather see films than lonfrs about them.

Yet introverts and loners are not one and the same thing. She lkners only shows no understanding of lohers nature, but misunderstands the thesis of Maifesto Pinker’s ‘Blank Slate’, makes numerous errors involving workforce demographics, gives us a worthless chapter on literature that is not much more than lists and horrifyingly long quotes by poets, and uses the terms ‘femmes fatales’ and ‘films noirs’ she gets it right to add lonrrs ‘s’ on the first word of those two phrases, but wholly wrong to add it to the second word: Loners, by virtue of being loners, of celebrating the state of standing alone, have an innate advantage when it comes to being brave — like pioneers, like mountain men, iconoclasts, rebels and sole survivors.


Not recommen Pretension oozes out of this book. I read the book while sunbathing on a crowded beach.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. She is careful to make the distinction between a true loner who prefers solitary endeavors to the outcasts forcefully alone because of their rejection by their peers.

Of course I would not meet them. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Fits me to a T. Alone does not necessarily mean in solitude: Loners want to know about other loners. True loners have close friends and family members. Jan 25, Cathy Douglas rated it liked it. It was, although I believe it was meant for the absolute extreme definition of the word “loner”, and not the watered-down, almost villainous version that appears in society today.

I responded humorously “that’s exactly the type of prejudice this book is trying to fight! Of course we are adjusted just fine, not to their frequency. Acknowledging “the normal bias of the extraverted attitude against the nature of the introvert,” Jung added that, for the latter, “work goes slowly and with difficulty. This book made me weary and irritable, and want to be alone forever. They yearn for company when they’re alone.

They think it makes them sound intelligent to say so. The chapter on artists is fantastic.


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Loners, by virtue of being loners, have at their fingertips the undiscovered, the unique, the rarefied. Jan 10, Lorra Fae rated it it was amazing.

Refresh and try again. Humankind, Jung asserted, is divided into these two types, maniefsto comprising three-fourths of the total. They’re bored and don’t know what to do. The introvert, meanwhile, conjures a complex meaning based on individual and largely immaterial details. My book Party of One is about our subculture – the subculture that will never, by nature, join hands and whose voices will never, by nature, form a chorus. Rufus’ militancy might not reflect your own feelings.

That llners said, I have given in to the fact that I am never going to finish this one, and I didn’t hate it. In fact, I wear that badge proudly! She seems to assert the anarchist perspective that culture and big cities are abominations and that loners are the most adaptive, but she makes the ludicrous assertion tha Rufus claims to be a celebrated author of numerous books, but this book is astonishing for its lack of any perception and marks her as an author to avoid.

Apr 02, Marsha rated it it was amazing Shelves: I understand the sentiment that led to this, but it’s hyperbolic in the extreme.

PARTY OF ONE: The Loners’ Manifesto

Fewer examples in greater depth would work better. Rather cruise museums alone than with someone who lingers over early bronzes and tells us why we should adore Frida Kahlo. But the chapter on explorers Chapter 16 was absolutely fantastic.

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