Wednesday, October 22, 2008
John T. Cacioppo and William Patrick’s book “Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection” totally goes along with the whole loneliness theme from my last post. It is extremely well researched and discuss the wear and tear of loneliness amoung the many other aspects. I know I am giving you all this whole serious side of literature with this, but hey, some people need help. Some of you are lonely ass men and women who suck at being social. It’s hard to put yourself out there, trust me I know. Books like this one will take you through your problem step by step and hopefully by the end of it, you will have resolved some aspect of this problem. Lack of social skills are a problem so many people have, so don’t feel dumb. Your feelings are your feelings, read this book, learn who to gain control of your life and GET IT RIGHT.
Anne Roiphe’s memoir “Epilogue: A Memoir” was not exactly my taste. Probably because she tells about her life as a widow, and being that I am a twenty-three year old girl, I’d rather not think about being a widow, since I haven’t even found Mr. Right yet. Don’t get me wrong, it was very well written, and interesting. It just sort of brought me down. It would be perfect for a widow to read, helpful even. Anne talks about her loneliness and how she coped with it all. I am sure this book has helped many women through their own hard times. I recommend it for those types of women, or women who are simply older and would be interested in reading about Anne’s life. The twenty something’s out there who would rather be ignorant of the fact that you could lose the love of your life someday; pick up something a bit more fun.
“The Lucky One” was actually a pretty good book. It took me about a chapter to get into it. I don’t know why I think that Nicholas Sparks will ever top “The Notebook” because it is not possible, and I have all these expectations of Nicholas Sparks since that book, and he never exceeds them. I can’t really blame him, that love story is like no other. But this new story was good. It was easy reading; I wasn’t bored. It actually seemed like a book that a man could enjoy as well. Sparks main male character had been in the marines, so he spoke of war often. I don’t necessarily enjoy reading about it, but I know a lot of you would. It was worth reading for sure.