The Long Loneliness Book
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

The Long Loneliness


  • Author : Dorothy Day
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2017-06-27
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062796677

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The Long Loneliness Excerpt :

The compelling autobiography of a remarkable Catholic woman, sainted by many, who championed the rights of the poor in America’s inner cities. When Dorothy Day died in 1980, the New York Times eulogized her as “a nonviolent social radical of luminous personality . . . founder of the Catholic Worker Movement and leader for more than fifty years in numerous battles of social justice.” Here, in her own words, this remarkable woman tells of her early life as a young journalist in the crucible of Greenwich Village political and literary thought in the 1920s, and of her momentous conversion to Catholicism that meant the end of a Bohemian lifestyle and common-law marriage. The Long Loneliness chronilces Dorothy Day’s lifelong association with Peter Maurin and the genesis of the Catholic Worker Movement. Unstinting in her commitment to peace, nonviolence, racial justice, and the cuase of the poor and the outcast, she became an inspiration to such activists as Thomas Merton, Michael Harrinton, Daniel Berrigan, Ceasr Chavez, and countless others. This edition of The Long Loneliness begins with an eloquent introduction by Robert Coles, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and longtime friend, admirer, and biographer of Dorothy Day.

The Long Loneliness Book
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

The Long Loneliness


  • Author : Dorothy Day
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 1996-12-06
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 0060617519

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The Long Loneliness Excerpt :

A compelling autobiographical testament to the spiritual pilgrimage of a woman who, in her own words, dedicated herself "to bring[ing] about the kind of society where it is easier to be good.''

The Long Loneliness Book
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

The Long Loneliness


  • Author : Dorothy Day
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 1996-12-06
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780060617516

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The Long Loneliness Excerpt :

A compelling autobiographical testament to the spiritual pilgrimage of a woman who, in her own words, dedicated herself "to bring[ing] about the kind of society where it is easier to be good.''

The Well of Loneliness Book

The Well of Loneliness


  • Author : Radclyffe Hall
  • Publisher : GENERAL PRESS
  • Release Date : 2021-05-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9789391181253

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The Well of Loneliness Excerpt :

The Well of Loneliness, first published in 1928, is a timeless portrayal of lesbian love. The thinly disguised story of Hall's own life, it was banned outright upon publication and almost ruined her literary career as the subject was that of an obscenity trial and forbidden at the time in England. The novel tells the story of Stephen, an ideal child of aristocratic parents—a fencer, a horse rider and a keen scholar. Stephen grows to be a war hero, a bestselling writer and a loyal, protective lover. But Stephen is a woman, and is attracted to women. As her ambitions drive her, and society incarcerates her, Stephen is forced into desperate actions. Although Gordon's attitude toward her own sexuality is anguished, the novel presents lesbianism as natural and makes a plea for greater tolerance. It became an international bestseller, and for decades was the single most famous lesbian novel.

The Duty of Delight Book
Score: 3.5
From 10 Ratings

The Duty of Delight


  • Author : Dorothy Day
  • Publisher : Image
  • Release Date : 2011-10-25
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 752
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307888846

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The Duty of Delight Excerpt :

For almost fifty years, through her tireless service to the poor and her courageous witness for peace, Dorothy Day offered an example of the gospel in action. Now the publication of her diaries, previously sealed for twenty-five years after her death, offers a uniquely intimate portrait of her struggles and concerns. Beginning in 1934 and ending in 1980, these diaries reflect her response to the vast changes in America, the Church, and the wider world. Day experienced most of the great social movements of her time but, as these diaries reveal, even while she labored for a transformed world, she simultaneously remained grounded in everyday human life: the demands of her extended Catholic worker family; her struggles to be more patient and charitable; the discipline of prayer and worship that structured her days; her efforts to find God in all the tasks and encounters of daily life. A story of faithful striving for holiness and the radical transformation of the world, Day’s life challenges readers to imagine what it would be like to live as if the gospels were true.

Seek You Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Seek You


  • Author : Kristen Radtke
  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Release Date : 2021-07-13
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524748050

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Seek You Excerpt :

From the acclaimed author of Imagine Wanting Only This—a timely and moving meditation on isolation and longing, both as individuals and as a society There is a silent epidemic in America: loneliness. Shameful to talk about and often misunderstood, loneliness is everywhere, from the most major of metropolises to the smallest of towns. In Seek You, Kristen Radtke's wide-ranging exploration of our inner lives and public selves, Radtke digs into the ways in which we attempt to feel closer to one another, and the distance that remains. Through the lenses of gender and violence, technology and art, Radtke ushers us through a history of loneliness and longing, and shares what feels impossible to share. Ranging from the invention of the laugh-track to the rise of Instagram, the bootstrap-pulling cowboy to the brutal experiments of Harry Harlow, Radtke investigates why we engage with each other, and what we risk when we turn away. With her distinctive, emotionally-charged drawings and deeply empathetic prose, Kristen Radtke masterfully shines a light on some of our most vulnerable and sublime moments, and asks how we might keep the spaces between us from splitting entirely.

Dorothy Day Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Dorothy Day


  • Author : John Loughery
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-03-02
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982103507

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Dorothy Day Excerpt :

“Magisterial and glorious” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette), the first full authoritative biography of Dorothy Day—American icon, radical pacifist, Catholic convert, and advocate for the homeless—is “a vivid account of her political and religious development” (Karen Armstrong, The New York Times). After growing up in a conservative middle-class Republican household and working several years as a left-wing journalist, Dorothy Day converted to Catholicism and became an anomaly in American life for the next fifty years. As an orthodox Catholic, political radical, and a rebel who courted controversy, she attracted three generations of admirers. A believer in civil disobedience, Day went to jail several times protesting the nuclear arms race. She was critical of capitalism and US foreign policy, and as skeptical of modern liberalism as political conservatism. Her protests began in 1917, leading to her arrest during the suffrage demonstration outside President Wilson’s White House. In 1940 she spoke in Congress against the draft and urged young men not to register. She told audiences in 1962 that the US was as much to blame for the Cuban missile crisis as Cuba and the USSR. She refused to hear any criticism of the pope, though she sparred with American bishops and priests who lived in well-appointed rectories while tolerating racial segregation in their parishes. Dorothy Day is the exceptional biography of a dedicated modern-day pacifist, an outspoken advocate for the poor, and a lifelong anarchist. This definitive and insightful account is “a monumental exploration of the life, legacy, and spirituality of the Catholic activist” (Spirituality & Practice).

The Lonely City Book
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

The Lonely City


  • Author : Olivia Laing
  • Publisher : Picador
  • Release Date : 2016-03-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250039590

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The Lonely City Excerpt :

Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism #1 Book of the Year from Brain Pickings Named a best book of the year by NPR, Newsweek, Slate, Pop Sugar, Marie Claire, Elle, Publishers Weekly, and Lit Hub A dazzling work of biography, memoir, and cultural criticism on the subject of loneliness, told through the lives of iconic artists, by the acclaimed author of The Trip to Echo Spring. When Olivia Laing moved to New York City in her midthirties, she found herself inhabiting loneliness on a daily basis. Increasingly fascinated by the most shameful of experiences, she began to explore the lonely city by way of art. Moving from Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks to Andy Warhol’s Time Capsules, from Henry Darger’s hoarding to David Wojnarowicz’s AIDS activism, Laing conducts an electric, dazzling investigation into what it means to be alone, illuminating not only the causes of loneliness but also how it might be resisted and redeemed. Humane, provocative, and moving, The Lonely City is a celebration of a strange and lovely state, adrift from the larger continent of human experience, but intrinsic to the very act of being alive.

The Jesus Prayer Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

The Jesus Prayer


  • Author : Frederica Mathewes-Green
  • Publisher : Paraclete Press
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 181
  • ISBN 10 : 9781557256591

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The Jesus Prayer Excerpt :

This resource is a complete introduction to one of the most mysterious prayers of Eastern Christianity, The Jesus Prayer. A conversational question-and-answer format takes the reader through practical steps for adopting this profound practice in everyday life.

A History of Loneliness Book
Score: 4.5
From 17 Ratings

A History of Loneliness


  • Author : John Boyne
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release Date : 2015-02-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385683319

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A History of Loneliness Excerpt :

'Gripping, harrowing and extremely moving... A painfully page-turning read...' - The Sunday Times Clonliffe Seminary, 1972. Odran Yates arrives after his mother informs him that he has a vocation to the priesthood. He is full of ambition and hope, dedicated to his studies and keen to make friends. Forty years later, Odran’s devotion has been challenged by the revelations that have shattered the Irish people’s faith in the Church. And when a family tragedy opens wounds from his past, he is forced to confront the demons that have raged within a once-respected institution, and recognize his own complicity in their propagation. From the award-winning author of The Heart’s Invisible Furies, comes this courageous and intensely personal tale.

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Cartoonist Book

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Cartoonist


  • Author : Adrian Tomine
  • Publisher : Drawn and Quarterly
  • Release Date : 2020-05-26
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 177046395X

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The Loneliness of the Long Distance Cartoonist Excerpt :

A comedic memoir about fandom, fame, and other embarrassments from the life of a New York Times bestseller What happens when a childhood hobby grows into a lifelong career? The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist, Adrian Tomine's funniest and most revealing foray into autobiography, offers an array of unexpected answers. When a sudden medical incident lands Tomine in the emergency room, he begins to question if it was really all worthwhile: despite the accolades and opportunities of a seemingly charmed career, it's the gaffes, humiliations, slights, and insults he's experienced (or caused) within the industry that loom largest in his memory. Tomine illustrates the amusing absurdities of how we choose to spend our time, all the while mining his conflicted relationship with comics and comics culture. But in between chaotic book tours, disastrous interviews, and cringe-inducing interactions with other artists, life happens: he fumbles his way into marriage, parenthood, and an indisputably fulfilling existence. A richer emotional story emerges as his memories are delineated in excruciatingly hilarious detail. In a bold stylistic departure from his award-winning Killing and Dying, he distills his art to the loose, lively essentials of cartooning, each pen stroke economically imbued with human depth. Designed as a sketchbook complete with placeholder ribbon and an elastic band, The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist shows an acclaimed artist at the peak of his career.

The Reckless Way of Love Book

The Reckless Way of Love


  • Author : Dorothy Day
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-03-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0874867924

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The Reckless Way of Love Excerpt :

Dorothy Day is remembered as one of the great women of our age. Her admirers want to make her a saint, though she often protested. What hidden strength did this woman possess that continues to inspire people today? In clear, simple reflections, this little spiritual guidebook offers insights and wisdom Dorothy Day gained during many decades of seeking to know Jesus and to follow his example and teachings in her own life. Unlike larger collections and biographies, which cover her radical views, exceptional deeds, and amazing life story, this book focuses on an intensely personal dimension of Dorothy Day's life: Where did she receive strength to stay true to her God-given calling? What was the wellspring of her deep faith and her love for all humanity? "The solution proposed in the Gospels is that of voluntary poverty and the works of mercy. It is the little way. It is within the power of all. Everybody can begin here and now. . . . We have the greatest weapons in the world, greater than any hydrogen or atom bomb, and they are the weapons of poverty and prayer, fasting and alms, the reckless spending of ourselves in God's service and for his poor. Without poverty we will not have learned love, and love, at the end, is the measure by which we shall be judged." Dorothy Day, The Catholic Worker, April 1950

Open Book
Score: 4.5
From 67 Ratings

Open


  • Author : Andre Agassi
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2009-12-24
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 0307592804

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Open Excerpt :

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER Far more than a superb memoir about the highest levels of professional tennis, Open is the engrossing story of a remarkable life. Andre Agassi had his life mapped out for him before he left the crib. Groomed to be a tennis champion by his moody and demanding father, by the age of twenty-two Agassi had won the first of his eight grand slams and achieved wealth, celebrity, and the game’s highest honors. But as he reveals in this searching autobiography, off the court he was often unhappy and confused, unfulfilled by his great achievements in a sport he had come to resent. Agassi writes candidly about his early success and his uncomfortable relationship with fame, his marriage to Brooke Shields, his growing interest in philanthropy, and—described in haunting, point-by-point detail—the highs and lows of his celebrated career.

The Long Loneliness in Baltimore Book

The Long Loneliness in Baltimore


  • Author : Brendan Walsh
  • Publisher : Apprentice House
  • Release Date : 2019-11
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 138
  • ISBN 10 : 1627202137

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The Long Loneliness in Baltimore Excerpt :

A compilation of essays, stories, poems, parables, and art, The Long Loneliness in Baltimore depicts nearly fifty years worth of experiences in southwest Baltimore ("Sowebo"). Through the establishment of Viva House, Brendan Walsh and Willa Bickham are able to restore hope to the hopeless. Viva House, the temporary home and soup kitchen for those living in Sowebo, provides love and community to many. This eye-opening book gives insight into what is it really like to be one of the "powerless" constantly oppressed by the "powerful." Coming out in a turbulent time for Baltimore city, this book exposes social injustices while promoting the message that hope will prevail.

The Path out of Loneliness Book

The Path out of Loneliness


  • Author : Dr. Mark Mayfield
  • Publisher : NavPress
  • Release Date : 2021-09-07
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781641583411

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The Path out of Loneliness Excerpt :

Loneliness has reached epidemic proportions. We have lost the art of connection and relationship, and it’s killing us. Odds are good that you have a loved one or friend whose struggle with addiction, mental illness, suicidal thoughts, or self-injury stems from loneliness. Maybe it’s you. Perhaps you’re feeling depressed or anxious, struggling with compulsive behavior, or simply questioning whether you are truly seen, loved, and valued. The culprit could well be that you’re lonely. Dr. Mark Mayfield understands the crisis well, as it led to him nearly taking his own life as a teen. As a board-certified counselor, he has built a reputable counseling practice on the forefront of brain science and attachment therapies, dedicating his life to helping adults and adolescents confront their feelings of isolation and alienation. He is relied upon by new and experienced counselors for training, and he has become an anchor and guide for community leaders, educators, and faith leaders. When you read and apply the practices in The Path out of Loneliness, you’ll develop habits that move you from isolation to connection. You’ll learn the importance of attachment, the art of connection, the power of relationships, the priority of personal responsibility, the gift of vulnerability, and the vision of God, who knew from the beginning that it’s not good for us to be abandoned to ourselves. This book will guide you, the people you love, and the community you live in toward a richer, fuller, healthier life.