How to Be Alone by Lane Moore

How to Be Alone

The former Sex & Relationships Editor for Cosmopolitan and host of the wildly popular comedy show Tinder Live with Lane Moore presents her poignant, funny, and deeply moving first book.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 ...

Details How to Be Alone

TitleHow to Be Alone
Release DateNov 6th, 2018
PublisherAtria Books
GenreNonfiction, Writing, Essays, Autobiography, Memoir

Reviews How to Be Alone

  • Kendall
    I am pleased that I was given the chance to read this book but I was left with confusion on what exactly I read. I felt that the message and title of the book was very misleading. I thought it was going to be about people that are alone and how to overcome the challenges that are associated with being alone. But, the story was focused primarily about Lane Moore's life and "not being alone."I think that being "alone" can mean different things to d...
  • Tabitha
    *I received an advanced readers copy of this book, but all opinions are 100% my own.* How to Be Alone is the soon to be released book by Lane Moore. If you haven’t heard of her yet, I’m confident one day soon you will. Lane Moore is a comedian, musician, writer, and host of Tinder Live.Though technically How to Be Alone is an autobiography, it’s more than that. Lane Moore’s book is touching, witty, and relatable. It discusses inadequacy, ...
  • Etienne
    A very misleading title/premise for this book. It has nothing to do with loneliness or solitary person, it’s more like a biography, very personal, about the author and her own experience with solitude/and not. Closer to a biography, no reflexion or explanation here. If you love this author/person you may enjoy it, but if you are looking for something to help yourself, this isn’t the right book!
  • Andrienne
    More like 3.5 stars. It was not the book I was expecting. I should have paid attention that the author was a relationship editor whose book would most likely be about finding a romantic relationship versus just finding a connection with someone. I was very interested in her experience living independently at a young age and having the guts to pursue what she wants. She details her mercurial adventures in dating and all the while, I keep thinking,...
  • Colleen
    It’s hard to find the words to explain my feelings about this book. It’s so raw and authentic and honest that some parts hurt to read. The dark humour in it both lightened things up but also highlighted the pain Lane was (and is) dealing with. If you like memoirs that hold nothing back and explore an aspect of the human condition that is key for all of us(love) then you need to read this book.
  • Castille
    See full review at Lane Moore is the cutest human, creating relatable comedic material that is so raw, you’ll want to cry and cuddle with her— partly because she point-blank states that she craves comfortable, platonic cuddling, and partly because you’ve realized, while reading, how much you crave it, too. And by the way, yes, I can say a woman is ‘cute’ and still be a feminist. I’m not saying it in a condesc...
  • Melise
    This was a difficult book to read. I am probably a bit older than the average person who knows Lane Moore from her Tinder Live with Lane Moore comedy show, and really didn't know what to expect.The book is filled with raw and open essays about the author's struggles to survive in a world that provided very little external support. Her stories have a flare of the grotesque, but within this context I mean outsized and difficult to believe. Yet, I d...
  • Katherine Gypson
    Lane Moore has written the book I needed to exist. In some of the most raw, funny and kind writing I've ever read, Moore not only bares her life, she says the unpopular, uncomfortable truths about life today that need to be said. I rarely read books in one sitting but this was one of those experiences where it was more like meeting a fascinating, witty, honest person and just wanting the conversation to keep on going. I sobbed at the end of the b...
  • Amy
    Review to come!
  • Lindsey
    Like some of the other reviewers, I was disappointed to find that this book of essays focuses mainly, though not exclusively, on the author's search for a romantic relationship. I was expecting a collection about connecting with yourself and learning to enjoy spending quality time with yourself as a way of recharging from socializing. I identified with some of the author's struggles to connect with other people, and her desperate need for a secur...
  • Tanja
    I didn't know anything about Lane Moore before reading her book but if I did I wouldn't have "wished" for it. I found the swearing throughout to be offensive and perhaps this is Lane's no nonsense way of speaking her truth, but it wasn't something I liked. I thought the title of her book and message misleading. I thought this book was going to be a survival guide for loners, but instead it was a series of chapters about Lane, ironically not being...