Emily White, author of Lonely: Learning to Live With Solitude, on tour January/February 2011

Posted By on November 3, 2010

About Lonely: Learning to Live With Solitude

• Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial (January 18, 2011)

Despite having a demanding job, good friends, and a supportive family, Emily White spent many of her evenings and weekends alone at home, trying to understand why she felt so completely disconnected from everyone. In this insightful and soul-baring memoir, White recounts her struggle to comprehend and overcome her chronic loneliness, a debilitating condition that she contends deserves the same attention as depression and other mental difficulties. Interweaving her personal story with cutting-edge scientific research—as well as incredibly moving accounts offered by numerous lonely men and women—White provides a deep and thorough portrait of this increasingly common but too often ignored affliction.

“Kudos to Emily White for having written that rare book which feels both necessary and evolutionary. Lonely is a masterwork on the topic, a memoir of deep insight and revelation.” — Alice Sebold

“I found Lonely to be an incredibly interesting memoir.  I think it’s a must read for anyone who’s found themselves to be chronically lonely, who can’t shake that feeling of aloneness.  . . .  I’m glad I read this eye-opening book.” –S Krishna’s Books

About Emily White

Emily White is a research lawyer and legal studies instructor and a writer whose work has been published widely in Canada. She teaches within the Law and Society program at Memorial University, and works as a freelance legal researcher. She lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Connect with Emily:

  • On her website
  • On her blog

Emily’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS

Tuesday, January 18th: The House of the Seven Tails

Wednesday, January 19th: Sophisticated Dorkiness

Wednesday, January 26th: Silver & Grace

Friday, January 28th: BookNAround

Tuesday, February 1st: Confessions of a Bookaholic

Wednesday, February 2nd: Lisa’s Yarns

Thursday, February 3rd: In the Next Room

Monday, February 7th: Sara’s Organized Chaos

Tuesday, February 8th: she reads and reads

Thursday, February 10th: A Certain Bent Appeal


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