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The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone
The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone

“Loneliness is difficult to confess; difficult too to categorise. Like depression, a state with which it often intersects, it can run deep in the fabric of a person.”

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How New York Breaks Your Heart: A Photographic Elegy for the City of Electric Beauty with an Edge of Sorrow
How New York Breaks Your Heart: A Photographic Elegy for the City of Electric Beauty with an Edge of Sorrow

“First, it lets you fall in love with it…”

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Bertolt: An Uncommonly Tender Illustrated Story about Love, Loss, the Life-Saving Power of Trees, and Learning How to Savor Unlonely Solitude
Bertolt: An Uncommonly Tender Illustrated Story about Love, Loss, the Life-Saving Power of Trees, and Learning How to Savor Unlonely Solitude

Wisdom on mortality and the aliveness of the heart from an ancient tree and the boy who loved it.

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New York Diaries: 400 Years of Great Writers’ Reflections on a Great City
New York Diaries: 400 Years of Great Writers’ Reflections on a Great City

What Jack Kerouac’s existential divide has to do with earmuffs, 9/11, and Edison’s “mechanical mind.”

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The Secret to Superhuman Strength: Alison Bechdel’s Illustrated Meditation on the Life of the Body, the Death of the Self, and Our Search for Meaning
The Secret to Superhuman Strength: Alison Bechdel’s Illustrated Meditation on the Life of the Body, the Death of the Self, and Our Search for Meaning

“Also: This is it.”

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Anne Lamott on Love, Despair, and Our Capacity for Change
Anne Lamott on Love, Despair, and Our Capacity for Change

“We can change. People say we can’t, but we do when the stakes or the pain is high enough. And when we do, life can change. It offers more of itself when we agree to give up our busyness.”

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Against Busyness and Surfaces: Emerson on Living with Presence and Authenticity
Against Busyness and Surfaces: Emerson on Living with Presence and Authenticity

On cultivating “the power to swell the moment from the resources of our own heart until it supersedes sun & moon & solar system in its expanding immensity.”

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Insomniac City: Bill Hayes’s Extraordinary Love Letter to New York, Oliver Sacks, and Love Itself
Insomniac City: Bill Hayes’s Extraordinary Love Letter to New York, Oliver Sacks, and Love Itself

“The most we can do is to write — intelligently, creatively, evocatively — about what it is like living in the world at this time.”

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Beegu: A Tender Illustrated Parable About the Loneliness of Feeling Alien in an Unfeeling World
Beegu: A Tender Illustrated Parable About the Loneliness of Feeling Alien in an Unfeeling World

For all the hopeful creatures.

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On a Magical Do-Nothing Day: A Lovely Illustrated Ode to the Nourishment of Nature and the Art of Solitude in the Age of Screens
On a Magical Do-Nothing Day: A Lovely Illustrated Ode to the Nourishment of Nature and the Art of Solitude in the Age of Screens

A modern Alice-in-Wonderland tale of self-discovery against the odds of culture.

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