by Anthony Storr

“The saying, ‘When we are ready the teacher appears,’ applies to this book. One fine day, I asked the universe a question about how I could learn to just ‘be.’ I wanted to know what ‘being’ was and how to experience it. Moments later, I walked through a parking lot to find this book, upside down, looking bruised and several-times-run-over. I lovingly picked it up, turned its face to me, and found that it had arrived to teach me the answers I needed. I thank God for all moments, but especially moments like these. This book teaches us how to be alone, why some of us are more comfortable being alone than others—as related to our upbringing, especially our mothers—and how we can grow into being comfortable and happy in both physical and/or inner solitude.”

—Angelique Medow