Alone Time: Four Seasons, Four Cities, and the Pleasures of Solitude Hardcover – June 5, 2018
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"In a society that increasingly values connectivity, moments of solitude are hard to come by . . . In Alone Time, Stephanie Rosenbloom reflects on her solo trips to Paris, Florence, Istanbul, and New York and offers even the most social of social butterflies strategies to reap the benefits of being alone."
"[Alone Time] will make you want to be a tourist in your own city, and to stay logged out while you explore."
"[Rosenbloom's] enthusiasm and eagerness are like that of a friend warmly reliving their favorite moments from a recent life-changing trip. And her happiness with her serendipitous discoveries along the way is infectious."
"Rosenbloom offers a leisurely look at the simple treasures waiting to be uncovered by the solo traveler . . . She also unpacks research on the benefits to approaching the world with a willingness to try something new, and a commitment to staying in the present moment. The combination makes for a richly rewarding guide for any explorer, whether of distant lands or one's own backyard."
"Alone Time is both a paean to its title and an invitation to anyone who has ever longed to explore a new city á seul."
"A joyous, erudite new book that is sure to delight both travelers and armchair travelers, Alone Time is a shapeshifter. Much of it is an elegant and insightful travel memoir . . . but what gives the book its heft and intellectual grounding is the way Rosenbloom is able to use her own experiences as a jumping off point for discussions of the latest psychological and sociological studies into the nature of happiness. . . . It's a deeply satisfying mix for the reader, part travel guide, part guide to living."
—Pauline Frommer, co-president, Frommer's Guidebooks and Frommers.com
About the Author
- Item Weight : 13.6 ounces
- ISBN-10 : 0399562303
- ISBN-13 : 978-0399562303
- Hardcover : 288 pages
- Product Dimensions : 5.79 x 1.03 x 8.52 inches
- Publisher : Viking (June 5, 2018)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #620,694 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The interweaving of emotion, beauty, literature, and the real pleasures of solitude is seamless. Just reading the book, one feels exhilarated in a relaxed and satisfying way. Whether one travels, wishes to travel or was once an avid traveller, this book is for you. And if you are looking for ways to be more comfortable alone, this book is also for you.
Alone Time is beautifully and lyrically written -- a must read. There are many great quotes from the author herself and from other more famous people. One of my favourite is from the author herself: “When you’re not sitting across from someone, you’re sitting across from the world.”
The book lends itself to much discussion (for book club readers and travellers alike) on the values and sometimes hidden qualities of solitude. Enjoy!
Although I've visited most of them, I look forward to returning and seeing things through the author's eyes.
Her writing takes you along on her journeys, opens the doors to new experiences and makes you feel as though you're there along with her.
A great book both for the first time or experienced traveler.
tolerance for drab eateries, drab, fast, tired food in a country where so many spend so little time savoring the moment. An invigorating source of courage for those who have been intimidated by exploring any city alone.
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I had hoped for more examples of things she had noticed/ experienced/ encounters that she had made...for this latter is one of the joys of travelling alone - people you encounter are much more willing to talk, albeit in sign language, through a dictionary or drawings....whatever works! Then there is the sheer pleasure of being open to one's surroundings, noticing things, having new experiences and time to reflect. Surprising too that a large portion of the book was taken up with Paris but relatively little with Istanbul and Florence. I did like her idea of exploring in depth one's home town...an area that is so often taken for granted.