Sun. May 19th, 2019

12 Novels Written About Loneliness You Can Read Right Now

#2 Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection by John T. Cacioppo

Description of the book:

“One of the most important books about the human condition to appear in a decade.”―Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on HappinessUniversity of Chicago social neuroscientist John T. Cacioppo unveils his pioneering research on the startling effects of loneliness: a sense of isolation or social rejection disrupts not only our thinking abilities and will power but also our immune systems, and can be as damaging as obesity or smoking. A blend of biological and social science, this book demonstrates that, as individuals and as a society, we have everything to gain, and everything to lose, in how well or how poorly we manage our need for social bonds. 12 illustrations