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A Life Less Lonely: What We Can All Do to Lead More Connected, Kinder Lives
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Nick Duerden
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A Life Less Lonely: What We Can All Do to Lead More Connected, Kinder Lives

Nick Duerden


9781472957788

Bloomsbury


Community & outreach services;
Social issues & processes;
Psychology;
Popular psychology;
Advocate - Today's World


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224 pages

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'The practical advice in this book is gold dust not only for lonely people, but for those who long to help them.' - Joanna Lumley Loneliness is an epidemic on the rise. It has long been documented that older people suffer from social isolation, but teenagers do too, likewise new parents, those with disability or illness, and anybody going through a significant life change.

As more people work full-time, and we interact via social media rather than face-to-face, we need to stop and ask ourselves: what can we do to ensure all our futures are more connected and socially satisfying?

This book will help to share stories of loneliness to increase our empathy and understanding of it, and to look for possible solutions. Using the research the Jo Cox Commission undertook following the MP's senseless death in 2016, it offers a wealth of practical advice: how to spot the symptoms in yourself and in others; how to ease them; how to seek help and, ultimately, how to understand this most fundamental of human emotions. Its aim is simple: to provide us all with the tools we need to lead kinder, more connected lives.

By:   Nick Duerden
Imprint:   Bloomsbury
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm, 
Weight:   342g
ISBN:   9781472957788
ISBN 10:   1472957784
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   January 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Nick Duerden is a writer and freelance journalist. He is the author of two novels and a memoir on fatherhood and has appeared on BBC Radio 4 and 5 and Sky News. He has written widely on the arts, travel and health. He lives in London with his wife and two daughters. He is the author of Get Well Soon (Bloomsbury).


How strange that in our inter-connected modern lives one of the greatest threats to happiness is loneliness. Nick Duerden has approached this dreadful and isolating condition head on, and huge comfort is to be found in the pages of his exceptionally perceptive and sympathetic book. The practical advice given is gold dust not only for lonely people, but for those who long to help them. * Joanna Lumley * An absorbing and inspirational book about our last big taboo. Through personal stories - often very moving ones - we discover how many initiatives are being set up to help combat the corrosive modern epidemic of loneliness and isolation. Nick Duerden's book should be essential reading, not just for professionals in the field, but for all of us. * Deborah Moggach, author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel *

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