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Alone Time: Four Seasons, Four Cities, and the Pleasures of Solitude

A wise, passionate account of the pleasures of travelling soloIn our increasingly frantic daily lives, many people are genuinely fearful of the prospect of solitude, but time alone can be both rich and restorative, especially when travelling. Through on-the-ground reporting and recounting the experiences of artists, writers, and innovators who cherished solitude, Stephanie Rosenbloom considers how being alone as a traveller--and even in one's own city--is conducive to becoming acutely aware of the sensual details of the world--patterns, textures, colors, tastes, sounds--in ways that are difficult to do in the company of others.Alone Time is divided into four parts, each set in a different city, in a different season, in a single year. The destinations--Paris, Istanbul, Florence, New York--are all pedestrian-friendly, allowing travelers to slow down and appreciate casual pleasures instead of hurtling through museums and posting photos to Instagram. Each section spotlights a different theme associated with the joys and benefits of time alone and how it can enable people to enrich their lives--facilitating creativity, learning, self-reliance, as well as the ability to experiment and change. Rosenbloom incorporates insights from psychologists and sociologists who have studied solitude and happiness, and explores such topics as dining alone, learning to savor, discovering interests and passions, and finding or creating silent spaces. Her engaging and elegant prose makes Alone Time as warmly intimate an account as the details of a trip shared by a beloved friend--and will have its many readers eager to set off on their own solo adventures....

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ISBN : 9780399562303
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Number of Pages : 288 pages
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Alone Time: Four Seasons, Four Cities, and the Pleasures of Solitude Reviews

  • Joanna Park

    As a mother of three I must admit alone time seems like a distance memory and one that i’d have no problem filling! However I very much enjoyed the journey to the four countries that the author takes us on.  I don’t think I’d ever dare to travel to a foreign country on my own, to a place where I knew no one, but I admire Stephanie for having the courage to do it.

    The four cities (Paris, Istanbul, Florence and New York) are vividly described by the author so that the reader feels like they are the
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  • Suzanne

    This is a pleasant book in which the author uses four weeklong visits (in Paris, Istanbul, Florence, and New York) to reflect on the benefits of solo travel. Basically, she says you tend to notice more, think more deeply, and experience a place more fully, when you travel alone.

    She frequently cites this study and that writer to support her points, which I mostly didn’t care about because it all sounds like the same old pop sociology touted in countless life-hack articles and TED Talks. None of
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  • Steve Nolan

    As I got into the first part of the book, I realized it was basically just preaching to the choir. It was making a case for why you should travel alone, and that's been pretty much my jam now for like 3 years. Tho I am bad at meeting people while traveling, so the tips it has for that will be helpful! It also tipped me off that Istanbul is a cool, hip place to visit, so that got it another star.

    The overwritten-ness just kinda wore on me, I almost didn't finish it. Also, she described how "no on
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  • Maria

    Have you ever come home from a vacation and needed a vacation to recover from your vacation? Rosenbloom preaches the joys of an unscheduled holiday, were you are in complete control of your itinerary and time. She encourages readers to anticipate and savor the experiences of walking thru strange cities and spending time in the now.

    Why I started this book: Eye catching title... and who wouldn't want to learn more about Paris, Istanbul, Florence and New York City.

    Why I finished it: In addition to
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  • Agi



    Stephanie Rosenbloom has done a thing that I'm dreaming about - she's travelled alone to four different cities. I don't actually have to travel around the world but being alone is high on my list of priorities. You know, I'm actually never alone, there is always someone around me, be it at work or at home, and a solitary minute is like a Utopia Island. I think I wouldn't be afraid of travelling alone, I'd enjoy every single minute and use it in exactly the same way Stephanie Rosenbloom did.

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  • Theresa

    Travel Alone Insights

    This book spoke to me as I already spend a lot of time alone and I enjoy discovering new places on my own. Her tips and tricks on how to approach a new city or a familiar one are spot on. The joy of new places on ones own is worth a try for anyone who hasn’t done it.