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 answersAfter 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 for just about every question that arises in an unpartnered day, she covers both the practical and emotional aspects of the solo life, including how to Stop imagining that marriage is a solution for loneliness Nurture a glowing self image that is not dependent on an admirer Value connections that might be overlooked Develop your creative side End negative thinking Whether you are blessed with the promise of youth or the wisdom of age, Living Alone Loving It will instill the know how to forge a life with few maps and many adventures.
Living Alone and Loving It After a relationship impasse Barbara Feldon universally known as the effervescent spy on Get Smart found herself living alone Little did she know that this time would become one of the most enrich
Note I read this book and wrote the review in 2003 before I met my husband This book had some excellent ideas for savoring your time while living alone, to make it seem less lonely There were so many good ideas in it, that I couldn t possible do the book justice by writing a few paragraphs about it here.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 accomplished so [...]
This book changed my life It reminds me how to cherish alone time It taught me that being alone is not lonely rather, a chance to connect and to take responsibility for myself It also got me through a time in my life when I moved away from my then boyfriend, friends, and family when I needed to accomplish one of my lifelong goals and it had to be done completely by myself I accomplished my Masters, met new friends, discovered beautiful places to visit, cozy places to eat, and reestablished who I [...]
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 cap [...]
Whether you re single, divorced, living away from home, this is a great fast read that makes tons of sense and gets you out of a funk when you need it most , reminding you of ways to appreciate and enjoy the freedom of living solo.
I read this thinking, Well, I like living alone Maybe I ll find something new that will make me love it I didn t find that here This book was okay, but only okay.
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
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.
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 Excellent
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 Astute and optimistic, she notes the problems inherent in regarding single status as inferior to being married and advocates consciously emb [...]
Agent 99 knows what s up.
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, while I h [...]
I originally intended to only read bits of this book instead I read the whole book I want to live on my own one day so that is what drew me to the book I never watched Get Smart but I think that with twenty years experience living on her own Feldon is extremely qualified to write this book Some people have complained that Feldon sounds elitist because of her referencing high culture That never bothered me I found her accessible and wise The book focuses on the psychological and social aspect of [...]
Because this book has shown me that I was looking at things from the wrong perspective, living alone is becoming my preferred choice instead of something I wanted to change It is interesting that Agent 99 would be able to provide me a paradigm shift.
Not really helpful Written with a light approach this book is about someone who created a lot of social supports to help with being alone, rather than a person who lives alone OK I guess but didnt resonate with me Can read it in one quick sitting.
I had become very codependent on people, and I finally wanted to be able to live with myself This book was very inspirational, and now I have tons of things that I want to do and try, even if it s without people.
This was an amazing read I live alone and it is so relate able to my life As single women there is so much that we can do,living alone is amazing No stigma here Great book.
While I couldn t relate to all her experiences, Barbara has some nuggets on wisdom of living a full life as a single.
This is a great book for anyone who finds themselves living alone for the first time While many of the ideas in this book seem obvious if it s new to you, these words are gold.
Can learn a lot Even if you are not living alone.
A great book Apparently Barbara is releasing an audiobook version hereartistshare news pt 2291
Cute book, had helpful pointers that I never to realized I would refer to it again.
Fun book that puts such a positive spin on single life It s full of ideas and it s easy to comprehend Read it and you re going to be celebrating the power and freedom of single hood
Really fun book that any woman facing life alone will appreciate.