Quirkyalone: A Manifesto of Uncompromising Romantics

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This is a funny, upbeat, inspiring guide for all those singles who identify with enjoying their unique lifestyles while waiting for the right romance to come along. It is a celebration of the discerning singles everywhere-the quirkyalone! Quirkyalone: a person who enjoys being single (or spending time alone) and so prefers to wait for the right person to come along rather than dating indiscriminately; relishing equal doses of solitude and friendship; attracted to freedom and possibility. Also adj.: The condition of being equally at home with singledom and being in a healthy relationship, undivided, whole of, relating to, or embodying quirkyalones. Emily Dickinson is definitely quirky, definitely alone, definitely not quirkyalone. Quirkyalones are sociable people. Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan are the enemies of quirkyalones everywhere. Fortunately, in the 21st century, TV shows like "Sex and the City" affirm that it's more than ok - it's cool to be single. Sasha Cagen has coined the term that defines the lonely romantic who prefers her (or his) own company to that of a less desirable counterpart.

Defining "singledom as a natural resting state" for quirkyalones, Cagen's guide is the best kind of self-empowerment: incisive, savvy, and hilarious. The quirkyalone phenomenon has blossomed into its own holiday - coinciding with February 14. Equal parts self-help and hilarious pop culture, "Quirkyalone" is self-empowerment for the unique people of the world. Including quizzes, lists (quirkyalone movies, songs, books), this is not-your-average-relationship-book advice and words from other quirkyalones. Cagen's guide is the anti-relationship relationship book for the hip, smart singleton.

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In Quirkyalone: A Manifesto for Uncompromising Romantics Sasha Cagan and a few of her single friends are at a New Year's party, counting down to midnight and staring out at "a sea of people not kissing". In that moment, Cagan moves "from thinking that (we) were the only ones to seeing us as part of a group, a moment, and perhaps even a movement." Enter the quirkyalones, for whom singledom is not just a holding pattern between relationships; they see themselves as creative, independent, offbeat types with the discrimination and courage to remain uncoupled rather than date for the sake of not being alone.

Quirkyalone is a celebration of flying solo, of realising the value of solitude and close friendships while holding out for true love. Some may never find it, of course, but what makes a person a quirkyalone is the belief that staying single is perfectly okay. So what happens when a quirkyalone finds a mate? Quirkyalone is a state of being, posits Cagan, an approach to life that doesn't disappear when romantic circumstances change. "Never is the quirkyalone outlook more important than when we are romantically intertwined, or, shall we say, quirkytogether."

Critics might argue that Cagan and her quirky compadres have not so much spawned or identified a movement as come up with a funky name for the considerable group of people too smart to model their relationships on the movies and women's magazines. But at its core, Quirkyalone is a campy, provocative take on contemporary single life, reminding the attached and unattached alike that being quirky is all about being unapologetically, uniquely and boldly oneself. --Svenja Soldovieri, Amazon.ca

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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 201 x 155 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. quirkyalone (kwur.kee.uh.lohn) n. adj. A person who enjoys being single (but is not opposed to being in a relationship) and generally prefers to be alone rather than date for the sake of being in a couple. With unique traits and an optimistic spirit; a sensibility that transcends relationship status. Also adj. Of, relating to, or embodying quirkyalones. See also: romantic, idealist, independent. Are you a quirkyalone? Do you know someone who is? Do you believe life can be prosperous and great with or without a mate? Do you value your friendships as much as your romantic relationships? Do gut instincts guide your most important decisions? Are you often among the first on the dance floor? Coupled or single, man or woman, social butterfly or shrinking violet, quirkyalones have walked among us, invisible until now. Through the coining of a new word, this tribe has been given a voice. Meet the quirkyalones. Read about: The quirkyalone nation: where we live, what we do Quirkytogethers (quirkyalones who have entered long-term relationships) Sex and the single quirkyalone Romantic obsession: the dark side of the quirkyalone s romantic personality Quirkyalones throughout history (profiles in courage). Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780060750619

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