Happy Saturday book lovers!
Today I have a review for a bit of a different book for me,a memoir filled with wonderful insight and tremendous humor!💛
An authentic and raw memoir told with humor and honesty….
For anybody that has ever felt lonelier in a room full of people than they would if they were Buy themselves…. this is not a self-help book it is a memoir… Lane Moore has laid herself bare in these poignant essays about human connection… from a troubled child, to a tragic teenager, to a triumphant adult… Lane Moore has struggled throughout with making connections that some of us take for granted….
I thoroughly enjoyed Lane’s insights of not only herself but of others as well…. some of these essays were hard to read, but they were all totaled with integrity and a generous dose of humor…. really appreciated that humor was found in even the darkest of situations… some of these essays really resonated with me and I found myself sharing some of the insights with my friend on our weekly walk and my oldest son who is away at college….
This definitely is not my usual type of read, but I thoroughly enjoyed it! It was well written, relatable, and tremendously insightful…. I love humor in my books and this book had a huge dose of that! I absolutely recommend this book I think it will resonate with most people, because most of us have had times in our lives where it was harder to connect then others….
*** many thanks to Atria for my copy ***
About the Book
The former Sex & 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 book.
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-read 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 a book for anyone who desperately wants to feel less alone and a little more connected through reading her words.