While some people hate spending time alone, for others it’s a desired state of being. Writer Anneli Rufus considers herself among these happy. Welcome to the homepage of Anneli Rufus. This page is about my book Party of One: the Loners’ Manifesto. Here we are, having this rendezvous without having . party of one THE LONERS’ MANIFESTO = anneli rufus” rs os for being, To Mattheco, for believing To DM, a friend fiom and beyond eS To EK, a friend from.

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Eating alone in decent restaurants horrifies the mob, saddens the mob, embarrasses the mob. But they have to undergo their marvelous transformation all alone. Loners need no more to be cured, nor can be cured — the word is gross in this usage — than gays and lesbians. Notify me of new comments via email. Apr 02, Marsha rated it it was amazing Shelves: Every day we mnifesto our brethren in the street unwitting.

They think it makes them sound intelligent to say so. But the chapter on explorers Chapter 16 was absolutely fantastic.

It olners real relief to find someone else in the room that was of the same type especially because introverts tend not to make themselves too visible and are rather discreet. He feels his own deduction to be manivesto, Jung wrote inyet the introvert “is not in the least clear where and how they link up with the world of reality. But the listings of loner tech geniuses, movie characters, novelists, etc. In fact, it’s extremely rare for me to see any childhood friends because we are scattered all over the planet and I am enough of a loner to have avoided High School reunions my whole life.

Reporters and profilers calmly and constantly call us perverts, losers, stalkers and serial killers. Jingly ambient music mingled with the clatter of dishes, the thud of ketchup bottles and mugs and the shrieking of children who have eaten too much syrup. Would rather write plays than act in them. Or hated, with that conjoined fervor with which mobs face their enemies. There is a very good reason her chapter on insanity is so very short. Given in sharp phrases, concise sentences and unapologetic tones, Ms.


In saying entirely different things, usually not saying them aloud to anyone at all, we are saying a lot.

When telling another friend about this book, she revealed that she is a loner as well, and just got into a relationship with loner. I’m a mahifesto, and I got those genes from my dad, who is going to get this book in his stocking this year, as is one of my brothers.

I don’t buy that. The Loners’ Manifesto by Anneli Rufus. These books talk of “stealing away,” of “retreats” and of “seeking sanctuary.

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At which point its reality directly contradicts its image — yet the image persists. This book is a personal scree on the joys and difficulties of being a loner in a world of nonloners.

Rather walk Angkor Wat and Portobello Road alone. It is the sound of a nervous music, a whine of mistrust, the hiss of fear, the dull growl of incomprehension. Many of the chapters in this book are devoted to showing where loners appear in our society and culture, and the contributions they make in art, science, music, technology, literature, etc.

On the other side of the coin, we introverts are all apparently quirky, artistic geniuses.

Mmanifesto noticed it before but it does seem every news report about shooting involves a ‘loner’ who when you dig deeper is a outcast looking to fit in. Email Address never made public. See 2 questions about Party of One…. About being linked with humanity generally, as a policy.

Believe me, I appreciate the need to present us lonets something other than Ted Kaczynski-types, but some of us are just normal people. Perhaps this was a way of dealing with a life wherein my group of friends was constantly shifting, where I wasn’t sure if I would ever see any of my childhood friends again in my lifetime and I haven’t seen most of them.


Author Anneli Rufus, a loner herself, will take them on a rather exhilarating ride through popular culture, movies, advertising, friendship, love and sex, art, literature, religion, sanity, crime, fashion, travel, childhood and more. They take it personally.

Anneli Rufus, Party of One: The Loners’ Manifesto

It is a state less of body than mind. The lexicon for introverts was very limited at that time and she eschewed the introvert label based on Jung’s narrow conceptualization.

We are the ones who know how to entertain ourselves. Please sign in with Facebook or Google below: After having to endlessly talk to people, in a stresful new situation, all I wanted was to be ALONE, with my BOOK, for an hour to find myself again, and realising I was instead going to have to make small talk gahk!! Return to Book Page. Austrian-born philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, who lived as a hermit. The l-word as we hear it most often today sounds nasty.

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But alone we feel most normal. As a journalist, I have covered hundreds of subjects, reported on thousands of people, ways of life, cultures, subcultures, cults, habits, hobbies, ripples, rites, beginnings, ends.

That being said, I have given in to the fact that I am never going to finish this one, and I didn’t hate lners. But being viewed as outright nuts because I prefer to spend time with lonerw and lock myself away for hours on end particularly when engaged in creative endeavorsthat has the potential to hurt.

It’s about essence, about necessity. This word wants to be washed and shined. I wanted to like this book more than I did.