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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephanie Rosenbloom Narrator: to be announced Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 5, 2018 ISBN: 9780525630692
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A wise, passionate account of the pleasures and challenges of travelling solo in four of the most iconic travel destinations: Paris, Istanbul, Florence, and New York

In our increasingly frantic daily lives, many people are genuinely fearful of the prospect of solitude, but time alone can be both rich and restorative--whether you have 10 days in Europe or 10 minutes in your own backyard. Through on-the-ground reporting and recounting the experiences of artists, writers, and explorers who cherished solitude, Stephanie Rosenbloom considers how being alone is conducive to becoming acutely aware of the sensual details of the world--patterns, textures, colors, tastes, sounds--in ways that are impossible to do when you're in the company of others.

Exquisitely Alone is divided into four parts, each set in a different city, in a different season, in a single year. The destinations - Paris, Istanbul, Florence, New York - are all pedestrian-friendly, which enables travelers to slow down and appreciate casual pleasures instead of hurtling through museums and uploading photos to Instagram. Each section spotlights a different theme associated with the pleasures and benefits of solitude and how it can enable people to enrich their lives--facilitating creativity, learning, self-reliance, as well as the ability to change and to heal. Rosenbloom incorporates insights from sociologists and cultural anthropologists who have studied solitude, as well accounts of people who have become virtual scholars of solitude by choosing a life alone, and explores such topics as dining alone, getting lost, learning how to see, and finding or creating silent spaces. Download and start listening now!

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About the Narrator

Lindy West is a Seattle-based writer, editor, and performer whose work focuses on pop culture, social justice, humor, and body image. She’s currently a culture writer for GQ magazine and GQ.com and a weekly columnist at the Guardian, as well as the founder and editor of I Believe You | It’s Not Your Fault, an advice blog for teens. In January of 2015 she wrote and recorded a story for This American Life about confronting an internet troll who impersonated her dead father.