The Lonely American: Drifting Apart in the Twenty-First Century

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The personal and societal effects of the unheralded epidemic of social isolation in America In our culture it's more socially acceptable to be depressed than to be lonely. Yet loneliness is the inevitable byproduct of our frenetic contemporary lifestyle. In this marvelously acute critique of how we live, psychiatrists Jacqueline Olds and Richard S. Schwartz show how the American lifestyle leads to social isolation. With a work ethic that emphasizes productivity over personal relationships and a multiplying menu of ...

The Lonely American: Drifting Apart in the Twenty-First Century 2009, Beacon Press (MA), Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780807000342

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