Title: How to Be Alone: If You Want To, and Even If You Don't
Author: Lane Moore
Publisher: Atria Books
Publish Date: November 6, 2018
What's the Story?:
From Goodreads.com: "Lane Moore is a rare performer who is as impressive onstage—whether hosting her iconic show Tinder Live or being the enigmatic front woman of It Was Romance—as she is on the page, as both a former writer for The Onion and an award-winning sex and relationships editor for Cosmopolitan.
But her story has had its obstacles, including being her own parent,
living in her car as a teenager, and moving to New York City to pursue
her dreams. Through it all, she looked to movies, TV, and music as the
family and support systems she never had.
From spending the
holidays alone to having better “stranger luck” than with those closest
to her to feeling like the last hopeless romantic on earth, Lane reveals
her powerful and entertaining journey in all its candor, anxiety, and
ultimate acceptance—with humor always her bolstering force and greatest
My Two Cents:
"How to be Alone" is a memoir by Lane Moore, most well known as an advice columnist or as the host of "Tinder Live." This memoir is filled with different stories from Moore's life that run the gamut of emotions, from heart-wrenching to hilarious. I didn't know what to expect from this book but was happy that I picked it up!
The book opens with a particularly sad story about how Lane Moore feels terribly alone to the point where she has no idea who to put down for an emergency contact. She feels like she is still trying to recover from her childhood as an adult, which broke my heart. It was interesting to me that she led off with this story. It was effective in getting me to read on but I did have to wonder how dark the book was going to be because of the story. It could be a pretty difficult read for some.
Moore also tells some pretty funny stories that had me laughing out loud and cheering her on. I do have to admit that the cover makes this book look very different than what it is, which was a little interesting to me. Overall, this book had a great way of leading me through all sorts of emotions!