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Publisher Description

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 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 gift.

How to Be Alone is a must-read for anyone whose childhood still feels unresolved, who spends more time pretending to have friends online than feeling close to anyone in real life, who tries to have genuine, deep conversations in a roomful of people who would rather you not. Above all, it’s a book for anyone who desperately wants to feel less alone and a little more connected through reading her words.

Biographies & Memoirs
Lane Moore
hr min
November 6
Simon & Schuster Audio

Customer Reviews

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Pure magic. Amazing descriptions and images of pure heart break, love, desperation and happiness. Lane Moore has gone through quite a wrenching bout of experiences but she leaves you feeling so much less alone because she seems there for you- even though you were reading HER story. Over all I loved this book, I loved the deep descriptions. This book made me incredibly emotional as it forced me to reflect on my own life (in a good way).

Concious Writer ,

Improper Introduction

This book does not even give you a synopsis of what it’s about! How do I know if I want to purchase? I have t anything to go off of. Please update this if possible. I’m not interested in who it’s dedicated to. I’m interested in the info in the book. Respectfully written...

K462 ,

Required reading for a better world.

Everyone should read or listen to this book. Lane expertly balances wit and sincerity, hope and cynicism. You don’t need to a woman. You don’t need to be queer. You don’t even need to be an introvert. Lane’s words have helped me to be kinder and gentler to myself, to give myself a break. There are aspects of Lane’s story that I fundamentally cannot understand because of my sex, but those parts have helped me to understand the women in my life more fully than I ever have. Lane is a hero, a warrior, and this book is the friend I didn’t know I needed. Buy it. Don’t think, buy it. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll cry some more. Then you’ll laugh again. When it’s through, you’ll have new eyes for the world and everyone around you and especially for yourself.

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