- MP3 CD
- Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc; Unabridged edition (5 Aug. 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1400158125
- ISBN-13: 978-1400158126
- Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.5 x 18.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,756,110 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection MP3 CD – Audiobook, MP3 Audio, Unabridged
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A magnificent expose.--Frans de Waal"
Wise, beautifully written, and often funny . . . a tour-de-force.--Shelley E. Taylor, professor of psychology, University of California, Los Angeles --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition Paperback.
About the Author
John T. Cacioppo is the Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago and president of the Association for Psychological Science. He lives in Chicago, Illinois. William Patrick, former editor for science and medicine at Harvard University Press, is editor in chief of the Journal of Life Sciences. He lives in Ipswich, Massachusetts. --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition Paperback.
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Top Customer Reviews
The book helped me to look again at periods in my own life where I have felt lonely, and think again about the consequences this feeling led to.
I have only not given it five stars because individual chapters are not very well structured. The book itself has a three part structure, which works. But too often I found myself reading a variation on the overall theme, without being clear on how this fitted into his argument.
But putting aside these issues, this is an excellent, important and timely piece of work.
This is not designed as a self help book but, with solid evidence It clearly explains why loneliness is a perfectly normal emotion, the effects it can have on your health and how the need for connection binds us all and has done since the beginning.
Its well written, easy to connect with and a great read full of "aha" moments that certainly rang true with me.
This is a book that I have high lighted passages within and will return to again and again.
A book on an area of human nature and social connection, written in perfectly understandable, lay terms.
The problem with the book, is that it is divided into smaller chapters, and it is more often than not hard to keep track of the train of thought of the writers. The titles of the chapters have a relation to the content of the chapters, but they are sometimes hard to capture and should be harder for a layman to grasp.
At one point for example they start talking about a study, but they never follows up to speak of the results, and why they included the study in the first place...(page 95)
Many times through the book i asked myself "what is the red thread here?"
In spite of this, it is exscellent in every way and I loved it. I will remember it as important and one of the best books i have read.
It can also be helpful as a self-help book. The morale being that you can break a negative circle of loneliness by "random acts of kindness". I loved it more as a scientific work, but the helping part i appreciated also
I hope this review will help you decide wether to buy or not
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I split up from a long-term relationship this year. Early on, I was fine with things but in the past few months I felt a bit lonely. Read morePublished 29 days ago by LittleMissAverage
This is an under-rated and important subject. Of course, loneliness can be easily mixed up with other states like social isolation, shame, withdrawal, etc. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Nick Glover
Finally a book that deals with man living in society! Far too many books focus only on the individual, as if we are all living in an ivory tower without any influence from our... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Daniela. G.
wonderful book but with a reading age of about 150. you need a good attention span.Published on 7 Nov. 2014 by A Manise
This is an excellent book and well worth reading. However the quality of the diagrams in the kindle edition is very poor. Read morePublished on 26 Oct. 2013 by E.Bond
John Cacioppo doesn't need any introductions, and here is him at his most thorough and comprehensive. Top of the game.Published on 1 Mar. 2013 by Jose L. Iparraguirre D'elia