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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (128 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anneli Rufus Narrator: Susanna Burney Publisher: Listen & Live Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In Stuck, the author of the highly praised Party of One: The Loners’ Manifesto identifies a rather striking social trend: many people are stuck. Be it in the wrong relationship, the wrong career, the wrong town, or with the wrong friends, some of them even say they want to make a change but … somehow … never get the job done. A self-described “adolescent in size-ten shoes who is also a happily married homeowner with a master’s degree,” Anneli Rufus knows whereof she speaks. In this book, she draws on her own life experience as well as interviews with others who are also—in some way or another, and to differing degrees—immobilized. Tracing the many subtle ways in which American culture often conspires to keep us stalled, Rufus delivers a long-awaited diagnosis for our day and age: stuck. But there can be a light at the end of the tunnel; Rufus also tells the stories of people who managed to become unstuck and of others who, after much reflection, decided that where they are is best. After all, she says: “What looks to you like paralysis looks to others like passion. What looks to you like a rut, others would call commitment, true absorption in a topic, a relationship, a career, a pursuit, a place. What looks to you like boredom, others call commitment. And even contentment.” Stuck is a wise and passionate exploration of the dreams we hold dearest for ourselves—and the road to actually achieving them. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Karen | 2/9/2014

    " "If you can convince children that objective reality is an illusion, that A does not equal A, that black is white, and that good is bad, if can make them accept that everything is subjective and relative, then you own them. They will believe any drivel." --Anneli Rufus "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Melanie | 1/16/2014

    " It was a personal dissertation on how she sees other people. Occasionally she has these great points that gets lost in her distaste of how others live. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kerry | 1/14/2014

    " Well written with mayn great points. I do not necessarily agree on some of the points as sticking points or examples of being stuck. I also felt that some of the examples dragged on and could be condensed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sunnye | 12/27/2013

    " definitely some things that resonated with me--many things hard to read because they were true... "

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About the Narrator

Susanna Burney has appeared in a wide range of plays on stages in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Minneapolis, and Seattle. Her favorite roles include Hamlet, Olga in Three Sisters, Mrs. Wilcox in a stage adaptation of Howard’s End, and as the solo performer in Man to Man, for which she was named best actress of the year in the Seattle weekly, the Stranger. She received her BFA in acting from Boston University.