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Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. After a relationship impasse, Barbara Feldon -- universally known as the effervescent spy "99" on Get Smart -- found herself living alone. Little did she know that this time would become one of the most enriching and joyous periods of her life. Now Feldon shares her secrets for living alone and loving it.
Prescribing antidotes for loneliness, salves for fears, and answers After a relationship impasse, Barbara Feldon -- universally known as the effervescent spy "99" on Get Smart -- found herself living alone. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published January 2nd by Touchstone first published December 10th More Details Original Title. Other Editions 6.
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Note: I read this book and wrote the review in before I met my husband. This book had some excellent ideas for savoring your time while living alone, to make it seem less lonely.
Barbara found herself living alone after having a man in her life for many years. Rather than be depressed about her current situation, she made the best of her time to herself and accomplishe Note: I read this book and wrote the review in before I met my husband. Rather than be depressed about her current situation, she made the best of her time to herself and accomplished so much.
Below are some of her ideas I would like to do in my life. Be willing to make the calls, order the tickets etc. Host a gathering each month to share some common interest. If we are openhearted readers, some walls within us will crumble allowing our unsuspected selves to flicker to life. Also to take a stand against outdated attitudes.
If we regard our single status as inferior to being married then the problem is in ourselves. This would be a fun book to purchase and have in my collection because it gives some excellent ideas for this marvelous time in your life when you can focus on someone very important Dec 23, Cynthia rated it it was amazing. OK, so you've finally taken his unacceptable behaviour to the wall, and now you're on your own. Devoid of relationship-entrail-reading and high-minded philosophy about women's political struggles, Feldon's book gives sensible, do-able advice on how to go about how to summon up a rich, full life for yourself that doesn't include living with a man.
In particular she torpedoed my illusion that my life would be so much better if only my soul mate would show up, and she made me fell very normal and c OK, so you've finally taken his unacceptable behaviour to the wall, and now you're on your own. In particular she torpedoed my illusion that my life would be so much better if only my soul mate would show up, and she made me fell very normal and capable in my struggles to replace my married friends. If you've discovered that being married guarantees neither a satisfying sexual relationship nor pleasant companionship, read this and learn to live well.
Apr 26, Therese rated it really liked it Shelves: psychology , wilderness-and-solitude , dating-and-relationships. This is just a nice little thoughtfully-composed, well-written self-help book that is true to its purpose and offers a lovely dose of positivity, with encouraging thoughts on how to make the most of living on your own and find true joy in it, whether you're in that situation by choice or not.
The author doesn't shy away from delightfully subversive questioning of conventional norms and societal biases about the solitary life versus coupledom or living in a family situation.
She celebrates the si This is just a nice little thoughtfully-composed, well-written self-help book that is true to its purpose and offers a lovely dose of positivity, with encouraging thoughts on how to make the most of living on your own and find true joy in it, whether you're in that situation by choice or not. She celebrates the silver linings and opportunities of independent living, such as the ability to focus on creative projects, to have intimacy and stimulation through all kinds of levels of platonic and romantic connections with others, to travel and explore passionate interests and to arrange one's living quarters and use one's time in whatever way makes one happiest.
Lots of intelligence here, and I suspect I'll be rereading some chapters in the future when I'm feeling dented and in need of bolstering Aug 01, Ivanna rated it really liked it. Lots of actionable tips on how to connect with others in spite of living alone. She frames solo living in a positive light without faking optimism. This isn't a book about surviving solo, it's about thriving in a lifestyle often seen as temporary.
Nov 29, Jen rated it it was amazing. Jan 01, Barbara rated it it was ok Shelves: I read this thinking, "Well, I like living alone. This book was okay, but only okay. Dec 28, Elizabeth rated it really liked it. Loved it. I'm not a self-help book kind of gal, and I was hesitant to read this book because I do live alone and love it--I don't need any help in the matter. What made the book so delicious for me was for the first time hearing everything I believe and feel about living alone reflected back to me for the first time.
I've always felt like a freak in the world--I honestly don't know of anyone else like me. But now I do. Agent 99 is my kindred spirit. Although she entered singlehood tentatively, w Loved it. Although she entered singlehood tentatively, while I have always felt more whole when I am alone, she and I could not have more in common. It was a lovely reminder of the joys of life, relationships, environments, and, maybe most importantly, creativity.
Sep 14, Barbara rated it it was amazing. This book was a fun and inspiring read. Barbara Feldon is a poet and her writing is sweet and lyrical.
Her stories were thoroughly engaging and touching. She also offered practical advice on how to maneuver the challenges and obstacles to living alone and loving it. I will keep this on my shelves to read again! Jan 17, Lsmith rated it really liked it. I want to keep Barbara Feldon company! Of course I wouldn't cramp her style, and I'd let her have her space. And she'd be real supportive of me and my space too. And we'd do art and poetry, sing and dance around her NY apartment.
Until then, I'll read this book again. Jun 08, Tony Snyder rated it it was amazing. The thing I loved most about this book is the tone. It isn't preachy, saccharine, or draconian. Reading it is like talking to a best friend. This breezy memoir chronicles how actress Feldon Agent 99 from Get Smart found herself alone after a divorce and the end of other serious relationships. Beginning to despair of ever finding happiness, she came to understand that she could be perfectly—even radiantly—happy living alone.
Indeed, she sometimes sounds a bit desperate as she hammers home her theme. Her wise words e. Find reviews of books for men at Books for Dudes, Books for Dudes , the online reader's advisory column for men from Library Journal.
Copyright Library Journal. To me, reading this book felt like accepting a fate I thought I could never get comfortable with.
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Living Alone and Loving It
After a relationship impasse, Barbara Feldon -- universally known as the effervescent spy "99" on Get Smart -- found herself living alone. Little did she know that this time would become one of the most enriching and joyous periods of her life. Now Feldon shares her secrets for living alone and loving it. Dominque Browning author of Around the House and in the Garden Big-hearted, generous, charming, cheerful and wise Barbara Feldon has mastered the art of living.
Barbara Feldon born Barbara Anne Hall ; March 12, is an American character actress , primarily known for her roles on television. Her most prominent role was that of Agent 99 on the s sitcom Get Smart. She also worked as a model.
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