The Lonely Stories

22 Celebrated Writers on the Joys & Struggles of Being Alone

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Pub Date 19 Apr 2022 | Archive Date 19 Apr 2022

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A collection of essays about the joys and struggles of being alone by 22 literary writers including: Lev Grossman, Jhumpa Lahiri, Lena Dunham, Jesmyn Ward, Yiyun Li, and Anthony Doerr

If you’re feeling lonely or if you’ve ever felt unseen, if you’re emboldened by solitude or secretly longing for it: Welcome to The Lonely Stories. This cathartic collection of essays illuminates an experience that so few of us openly discuss. Some stories are heartbreaking, such as Jesmyn Ward’s reckoning with the loss of her husband and Dina Nayeri’s reflection on immigrating to a foreign country. Others are witty, such as Lev Grossman’s rueful tale of heading to the woods or Anthony Doerr’s struggles with internet addiction. Still others celebrate the clarity of solitude, like Claire Dederer’s journey toward sobriety and Lidia Yuknavitch’s sensual look at desire. Thoughtful and affirming, The Lonely Stories reveals the complexities of an emotion we’ve all felt—reminding us that we're not alone. 

Contributors include:
   Megan Giddings
   Claire Dederer
   Imani Perry
   Jeffery Renard Allen
   Maggie Shipstead
   Emily Raboteau
   Lev Grossman
   Lena Dunham
   Yiyun Li
   Anthony Doerr
   Helena Fitzgerald
   Maile Meloy
   Aja Gabel
   Jean Kwok
   Amy Shearn
   Peter Ho Davies
   Maya Shanbhag Lang
   Jhumpa Lahiri
   Jesmyn Ward
   Lidia Yuknavitch
   Dina Nayeri
   Melissa Febos
 
A collection of essays about the joys and struggles of being alone by 22 literary writers including: Lev Grossman, Jhumpa Lahiri, Lena Dunham, Jesmyn Ward, Yiyun Li, and Anthony Doerr

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