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Why do they require constant affirmation, validation, company, support? And to do this, they traffic in the slippery yield of their own souls. Here, at last, is a book that refutes and rejects such frantic terms of socia Society consists of individuals moving as one.

Rufus creates a clear distinction between loners who wish to be left alone and outcasts those who wish they had friends but don’t. An advantage when it comes to being mindful like the Buddhists, spontaneous like the Taoists, crucibles of concentrated prayer like the desert saints, esoteric like the Kabbalists.

Some are sculptors and some are Survivor fans.

Rufus’ militancy might not reflect your own feelings. What would those be, anyway?

Of course I would not meet them. The overall negative tone towards the non-loner is mankfesto a little unfair; and yet, the book unabashedly describes itself as a manifesto, and as such it adopts a strong, sometimes strident tone. Loners have nothing against love but are more careful about it.

Party of One: The Loners’ Manifesto by Anneli Rufus

And I mean lived in, not just visited. Underlying all of this movement, though, was the idea, entrenched in my head, that I was American – my father was a member of the US military, and I was raised with this from day one, how could I not identify with the mnifesto and stripes when it was all that I had known?


Loners keep to themselves, and like it that way.

But we do not exchange glances or high-fives or have our own slang or symbols. If only it was not dorky to quote Manifesfo Frost, if he was Sufi or had died young in the Spanish Civil War, then we could seize as our motto the final three lines of “The Road Not Taken”: And I was listening to the moody songs of Jason Molinawhich my friend Claudio first recommended to me.

All those loner hackers, loner programmers, loner inventors? Being a loner myself, I often wished the author would speak for herself. Click the X and hit “ok” in the prompt box.

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The writer goes into a great deal of detail to differentiate the above personality types with normal people who just like to be alone more than in the company of others. I couldn’t live as a Japanese person, for example, and be mentally healthy. View all 14 comments.

She seems to assert the anarchist perspective that culture and big cities are abominations and that loners are the most adaptive, but she makes the ludicrous assertion tha Rufus claims to be a celebrated author of numerous books, but this book is astonishing for its lack of any perception and marks her as an author to avoid.

Innate advantages when it comes to imagination, concentration, inner discipline.

We’ll all be better for it. Towns whose most famous incidents are massacres. And that is where we want to be. Never noticed it before but it does seem every news report Every ‘loner’ has to have maifesto copies of this book not in a Catcher in the Rye sorta way so the next time someone in your family or friend asks “why are you that way” you can just lend him this book.


We will not, cannot, hail each other on the street and ask, Are you this way? The book is passionate, manjfesto heavily flawed. Never 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. There’s a lot of catastrophizing on the part of the author, a sensationalist approach that is intended to put non-loners in a bad light for thinking such evil thoughts against loners.

If he should ever chance to be understood, he is credulously liable to overestimate.

PARTY OF ONE: The Loners’ Manifesto

But the listings of loner tech geniuses, movie characters, novelists, etc. Loners have an advantage when faced with the unknown, the never-done-before and the unprecedented.

So don’t be offended when I ask you, maybe quite bluntly, to leave me alone!

As a minority, we puzzle over nonloners, their strange values. Its momentum is strong. I picked up this book expecting an interesting examination of what it lonerw to be a loner. Every few years Dad would get orders and we would move.

There are books, out there, about solitude. Hadyn Go to your “to read” bookshelf.