"Savvy and insightful." --New York Times Technology has become the architect of our intimacies. Online, we fall prey to the illusion of companionship, gathering thousands of Twitter and Facebook friends, and confusing tweets and wall posts with authentic communication. But this relentless connection leads to a deep solitude. MIT professor Sherry Turkle argues that as technology ramps up, our emotional lives ramp down. Based on hundreds of interviews and with a new introduction taking us to the present day, Alone Together describes changing, unsettling relationships between friends, lovers, and families.
Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other
Author: Sherry Turkle
Publisher: Basic Books
"This is the first time public sociality has been studied this thoroughly. The essays explore a range of public and quasi-public relationships and look at them in new ways. An excellent teaching tool."—Ruth Horowitz, author of Honor and the American Dream: Culture and Identity in a Chicano Community "A wonderfully interesting and readable book."—Lyn H. Lofland, author of The Public Realm/i> "A wide-ranging, empirically rich, and analytically provocative volume."—Jack Katz, author of How Emotions Work
Personal Relationships in Public Places
Author: Calvin Morrill,David A. Snow,Cindy White
Publisher: Univ of California Press
"A story of breakthroughs, breakdowns, sibling rivalry and respect - and some of the best pop songs this side of Lennon and McCartney. To rattle off the hits of Neil and Tim Finn reads like a checklist of recent pop history. And to think it all began in sleepy rural Te Awamutu - a town whose name had a 'truly sacred ring', as Neil would famously recount. It was a town where Brian Timothy Finn fell in love with the Beatles, an obsession that would also work its way straight into his younger brother Neil's DNA. Success for the brothers was a long time coming- it took several turbulent years in Split Enz - an art-pop band Neil would join in 1977, despite Tim's reservations - before they produced a genuine hit and connected with the mainstream. And it was achieved by one of Neil's songs, 'I Got You', which wasn't the sweetest pill brother Tim had ever tasted. After all, Split Enz was his band, his odyssey, his obsession. When the Enz came undone, their paths split. Neil led world-beaters Crowded House, while Tim immersed himself in a series of bold if not always successful solo projects. Eventually the brothers reunited, leading to 'Woodface', an album considered by many to be
The Story of the Finn Brothers
Author: Jeff Apter
Publisher: Random House Australia
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The true story of a modern- day Swiss Family Robinson who make the ultimate sea- change for a new life on a desert island. After travelling the world alone in his handmade boat, Scottish adventurer Ron Falconer still yearns to live his dream - to escape to a desert island. But when he falls in love with Anne, a strong-willed Frenchwoman, it looks like the dream may remain just that. Two children later, Anne's ready to try it. When the Falconer family arrive at their new home, tiny Caroline Atoll in the Pacific, they quickly discover that life in paradise isn't easy. Shark-infested waters, crafty rats, giant crabs and flesh-eating ants - it's sink or swim for Ron and Anne, as they struggle to live off the land and raise their children without the things many of us take for granted. In Together Alone Ron Falconer celebrates the pristine island wilderness of Caroline Atoll in loving detail. Both an adventure and a love story, it's an insightful, poignant and truly fascinating tale of how one man's dream to live alone in paradise becomes very much an extraordinary family affair.
Author: Ron Falconer
Publisher: Random House Australia
New York Times bestselling author Barbara Delinsky weaves a stunning and intricate tapestry of life, love, and acceptance. With their daughters off to college, the time has come for forever best friends Emily, Kay, and Celeste to redefine themselves as women. Once half of a perfect marriage—still suffering from a terrible loss—Emily hardly knows her workaholic husband, Doug, anymore, and is drawn instead to what is offered by a new neighbor. A dedicated teacher who loves her job, Kay is confused and troubled by husband John's unfamiliar demands. And Celeste, long-divorced and ecstatic with freedom, sees her electric new life dimmed when her child is endangered. As the three friends struggle to navigate this uncharted territory, they find themselves redefining their dreams, desires, and what it means—to each of them—to be a woman. But before they can bring about change, they must learn the hardest lesson of all: how to love themselves.
Author: Barbara Delinsky
Publisher: Harper Collins
What does it mean to belong to a place, to be truly rooted and grounded in the place you call home? How do you commit to a marriage, to a full partnership with another person, and still maintain your own separate identity? These questions have been central to Susan Wittig Albert's life, and in this beautifully written memoir, she movingly describes how she has experienced place, marriage, and aloneness while creating a home in the Texas Hill Country with her husband and writing partner, Bill Albert. Together, Alone opens in 1985, as Albert leaves a successful, if rootless, career as a university administrator and begins a new life as a freelance writer, wife, and homesteader on a patch of rural land northwest of Austin. She vividly describes the work of creating a home at Meadow Knoll, a place in which she and Bill raised their own food and animals, while working together and separately on writing projects. Once her sense of home and partnership was firmly established, Albert recalls how she had to find its counterbalance—a place where she could be alone and explore those parts of the self that only emerge in solitude. For her, this place was Lebh Shomea, a silent monastic retreat. In writing about her time at Lebh Shomea, Albert reveals the deep satisfaction she finds in belonging to a community of people who have chosen to be apart and experience silence and solitude.
A Memoir of Marriage and Place
Author: Susan Wittig Albert
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
SIMON & GARFUNKEL is a definitive account of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel’s career together. With unique material and exclusive interviews with fellow musicians, promoters and friends, acclaimed author Spencer Leigh has written a compelling biography of some of the world’s biggest musical stars. With remarkable stories about the duo on every page, the book not only charts their rise to success and the years of their fame, but analyses the personalities of the two men and the ups and downs of their often fraught relationship.
Author: Spencer Leigh
Publisher: McNidder & Grace
When Lorna Scott married her high school sweetheart, she believed they would live a life of happily ever after. Go off on a honeymoon, raise a couple of children, buy a house or two, and live into their golden years basking in all the memories they created together.But that dream was cut short when her husband Callum was diagnosed with colorectal cancer at the age of forty-four. In Walking the Journey Together…Alone, Lorna shares the trials and tribulations she experienced as a caregiver––juggling the demands of a terminally ill husband, her children's needs, and her career responsibilities. Over a period of six years, she learned valuable lessons, particularly those on giving herself a little bit of her own attention and learning to ask for help. Additionally––and perhaps most importantly–– in the years since Callum's passing, Lorna shares how became a woman who is comfortable with her living her life as “me” rather than “we.”
Finding Peace, Hope and Joy in the Middle of the Sh**
Author: Lorna M. Scott
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Two of popular music's greatest writers and performers, John Lennon and Paul McCartney both went on to intriguing solo careers after their work with the Beatles. This book chronologically tells the story of their post-Beatles music, starting with McCartney's soundtrack for the movie The Family Way and Lennon's Unfinished Music No.1: Two Virgins with Yoko Ono. The book details Lennon and McCartney's creative highs and lows in an authoritative and engaging critical fashion. Information for collectors includes release dates, catalog numbers, composer credits, recording personnel, recording studios used, and producer credits. There is also a keyed index to help trace each song and the albums it appears on. Lennon and McCartney: Together Alone tells the stories behind the songs of two giants of modern music.
Together Alone : a Critical Discography of Their Solo Work
Author: John Blaney
Thousands of people live in Asperger marriages without recognizing the signs that their spouse has AS. When Swiss-born Katrin met Gavin while backpacking in Australia, she fell in love with a man that was kind, good looking and different. He followed her to Switzerland where they married eight months later. At first everything seemed fine, but once back in Australia things changed very drastically. Alone Together shares the struggle of one couple to rescue their marriage. It explains the clues that suggest a person might have AS and explores the effect of diagnosis. It is uplifting and humorous and includes plenty of tips for making as Asperger marriage succeed. This book offers couples hope, encouragement and strategies for their own relationships.
Making an Asperger Marriage Work
Author: Katrin Bentley
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Category: Family & Relationships
Marriage is supposed to be a uniting of two hearts as one, facing the obstacles of life, laughing, living and loving in concert. In sickness and in healthtill death do us part Thats what the commitment in marriage is; this commitment made before man and before God. It is a promise made without foreknowledge of what the future holds, but it is a commitment nonetheless. This book tells the inside story of one womans outward life, as she struggles to live a married life void of love and affections due to a vast age difference between her and her husband. It addresses the unforeseen struggles she faces as she tries with all that is within her to stay and care for her aged husband when she so desperately longs to go. She now lives her life between these two choices. She tries to answer some serious questions about how and why she found herself in this position in the first place; and now even more importantly, how she can live with this situation today. When people are by themselves there are some times of expected loneliness, but it is tragic to be in a relationship with someone, living together, yet alone. What should she do? Choices- choices-choices!
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Author: T. S. Hanes
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Family & Relationships
The lonely life of a writer need not be. There are ways to break that isolation and find encouragement and support within groups of like-minded people. Sections in Writing Alone, Writing Together include Writing Practice Groups, Creating Writing Prompts, Group Leadership, and even What to Do with the Bores, Whiners, Control Junkies, and Thugs. Whether the group is oriented toward writing the great American novel or a family memory book, this useful book offers an array of effective techniques to help writers achieve their goals.
A Guide for Writers and Writing Groups
Author: Judy Reeves
Publisher: New World Library
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
It was 1935. Flame-haired Teddy Lynch finished singing "Alone Together" at the swanky nightclub the New Yorker and left the stage to find a charming stranger at her friends' table. It was Jean Paul Getty, enigmatic oil tycoon and America's first billionaire. In her passionate, unflinchingly honest memoir of two outsize lives entwined, Theodora "Teddy" Getty Gaston—now one hundred years old—reveals the glamorous yet painful story of her marriage to Getty. As formidable as he was, Teddy was equally strong-minded and flamboyant, and their clutches and clashes threw off sparks. She knew the vulnerable side of Getty—he underwent painful plastic surgery and suffered terrible phobias—that few, if any, saw. A vivid love story, Alone Together is also a fascinating glimpse into the twentieth century from the vantage point of one of its most remarkable couples. This is how the other half lived—dinner dances, satin gowns, beach houses, hotel suites, first-class cabins on the Queen Mary. Teddy's extra-ordinary life story moves from the glittering nightclubs of 1930s New York City to Mussolini's Italy, where she was imprisoned by the fascist regime, to California in the golden postwar years, where Paul and Teddy socialized with movie stars and the elite. But life with one of the world's richest men wasn't all glitz and glamour. Though terrifically charismatic in person, Getty grew more miserly as his wealth increased. Worse, he often left Teddy and their son, Timothy, behind for years at a time while he built planes for the war effort in the 1940s or brokered oil deals—he was the first American to lease mineral rights in Saudi Arabia, which made him, at his death, the richest man in the world. Even when Timothy was diagnosed with a brain tumor, Getty complained about medical bills and failed to return to the United States to support his wife and son. When Timothy died at age twelve, the marriage was already falling apart. Teddy's unrelenting spirit, her valiant friendship, and her winning lack of vanity transform what could have been a sob story into a nuanced portrait of a brilliant but stubbornly difficult man and the family he loved but left behind, as well as an enchanting view into a bygone era. This was a life lived from the heart.
My Life with J. Paul Getty
Author: Theodora Getty Gaston,Digby Diehl
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Since 2009, Brazil, South Africa, India and China - known as the BASIC group of countries - have cooperated in international climate negotiations, reflecting their aspiration to have a larger say in global politics. But there are some who claim that the approach of the bloc has obstructed progress in the talks. Yet this is a superficial view: for real insight into the BASIC group's approach, it is necessary to grasp the development concerns of each country and the geopolitical value they see in cooperation. As four separate states, it is domestic policy priorities that condition how far they can work together, and what they can contribute to climate discussions. This report commissioned by the Nordic Council of Ministers from the Stockholm Environment Institute arrives at a more nuanced understanding of the BASIC cooperation. Such an unders.
BASIC Countries and the Climate Change Conundrum
Author: Karl Hallding,Nordic Council of Ministers
Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers
Category: Climatic changes
Describes how the apartment building developed in the late nineteenth century and gradually achieved acceptance as middle-class housing in New York City.
A History of New York's Early Apartments
Author: Elizabeth C. Cromley
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Based on two studies of marital quality in America twenty years apart, Alone Together shows that while the divorce rate has leveled off, spouses are spending less time together. The authors argue that marriage is an adaptable institution, and in accommodating the changes that have occurred in society, it has become a less cohesive, yet less confining arrangement.
How Marriage in America Is Changing
Author: Paul R. Amato,Alan Booth,David R. Johnson,Stacy J. Rogers
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Category: Social Science
America has a perplexing, multifaceted problem that combines hunger, obesity, and unhealthy food. This book examines how this situation was created and shows how people working together can resolve this longstanding issue. • Taps the available evidence and interviews with some of the nation's leading food activists and academics to unveil compelling strategies to end hunger and reduce obesity • Explains why the problems of obesity and food insecurity persist despite attention, organizations, and agencies focused on these pervasive problems • Demonstrates how the solutions to America's food problems lie not in more money and programs but in the coordination of people working together constructively and creatively
Author: Mark Winne
Category: Political Science