While some people hate spending time alone, for others it’s a desired state of being. Writer Anneli Rufus considers herself among these happy. Welcome to the homepage of Anneli Rufus. This page is about my book Party of One: the Loners’ Manifesto. Here we are, having this rendezvous without having . party of one THE LONERS’ MANIFESTO = anneli rufus” rs os for being, To Mattheco, for believing To DM, a friend fiom and beyond eS To EK, a friend from.

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She not only shows no understanding of human nature, but misunderstands the thesis of Steven Pinker’s ‘Blank Slate’, makes numerous errors involving workforce demographics, gives us a worthless chapter on lnoers that is not much more than lists and horrifyingly long quotes by poets, and uses the terms ‘femmes fatales’ and ‘films noirs’ she gets it right to add the ‘s’ on the first word of those two phrases, but wholly wrong to add it to the second word: Click the X and hit “ok” in the …more Go to your “to read” bookshelf.

They see what no one else sees. What bothers them about being alone?

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Whether you get married today or ever or have kids or not. For a self-proclaimed loner, Anneli Rufus seems to care an awful lot about what other people seem mnifesto think of herself and her fellow loners.


It is heavy-handed because it feels such a strong need to show that loners exist and that they have real value to society just as they are, thank you very much.

She seems to assert the anarchist perspective that culture and big cities are abominations and that loners are the most adaptive, but she makes the ludicrous assertion that all technology is neutral–going so far as to put ‘real world’ in quotes when discussing cyberspace–failing to recognize that it is the advent of modern culture that creates these maladaptive types for certainly anthropology suggests that we are social creatures above all else.

But no one ever said. Or people who love golf. Fits me to a T. The introvert, meanwhile, conjures a complex meaning based on individual and largely immaterial details. If you’re a loner, this is definitely a must read.

Return to Book Page. The clerk who goes home after work to have a bubble bath instead of joining the gang at the bar is declared undeserving of a raise, afraid of men, afraid of women, too smart, too stupid, scary, a pervert.

Overcomes us like a steamroller. My father was an engineer without a subjective bone in his body.

Them” for me to take it seriously, let alone enjoy it. It will remove the book from your shelf.

Sure, I’ve met some of the type the book talks about: From the book “Party of One” by Anneli Rufus. If he should ever chance to be understood, he is credulously liable to overestimate. This way to be, this way we are, gets us into trouble.

Anneli Rufus, Party of One: The Loners’ Manifesto

No trivia or quizzes yet. But uncannily, this axiom seems to have been time tried, tested an asserted by a horde of artistes, philosophers, painters and other noticeables all catalogued with great trivial pursuit soundbites.


Ugly caterpillars become beautiful butterflies when they come out of the cocoon. They say what no one else says. Lonerrs does not necessarily mean lonely! Rufus earned an English degree and became a journalist. As a child, books were among my best friends. I had not made the connection that most pop culture worships the loner because pop culture is created by loners, mahifesto the most partwhile at the same time being marketed to the non-loner crowd.

Party of One: The Loners’ Manifesto

Lacking in social skills. Your sinews leap within you, angling for escape.

I had to think about that for a while. Which means we are at our best, as Orsino says in “Twelfth Night,” when least in company. The book has mad Until I started reading this book, on Mmanifesto, I had previously held the misconception that I was defected for not being more social. She abhors a crass consumer culture while lauding ‘creative’ loners who take advantage of the market by making dubious ‘art’ or advertising which she so nobly turned down.