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The Lonely Century: How to Restore Human Connection in a World That's Pulling Apart

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From an economist hailed as "one of the world's leading thinkers" (The Observer), an eye-opening exploration of the most urgent social issue of our time.

"Noreena Hertz delivers a compelling vision for how we can bridge our many divides at this time of great change and disruption."--Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of Thrive Global

Even before a global pandemic introduced
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Hardcover, 384 pages
Expected publication: February 2nd 2021 by Currency
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Megan Eggers
Oct 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
I picked up this book (free from Netgalley, so take comments with the appropriate grain of salt) because the increased loneliness I’ve seen over the last few months or, lets be honest, decades has been a concern. I’ve seen it in the desperation for human contact shown by the elderly from work, church, and the community. I’ve seen it in the lack of social skills and ability to appropriately interact with the world and the people in it shown by the teens in my community. I’ve seen it in preschoole ...more
Doreen Blair
Oct 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
THE LONELY CENTURY-Noreena Hertz



I received this free for the purpose of review.

While Ms. Hertz title is intriguing the contents of the book doesn't fill you with sweetness.

Due to the electronics we now have from phones, iPads, computers, VR games, Xbox, and those are just the ones our family owns we are slowly becoming a society of people that do not know how to communicate nor do they want to try. Small things like answering the phone or making a call for an appointment is quickly becoming obso
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Deborah
Oct 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Very well-researched and written. Loneliness is a massive issue in today's society, and it has grown dramatically especially with Covid19.
It's not the kind of book that I would normally read, but I had to for work and I'm happy I did.
Her solutions at the end are just a bit utopian in my opinion...
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Noreena Hertz is a great-granddaughter of British Chief Rabbi Joseph H. Hertz, and was born and brought up in London, England. When she was 20 years old, her mother, the fashion designer and feminist activist Leah Hertz, died of cancer.

Hertz attended North London Collegiate School, Westminster School, and University College London, UK, where she earned her Bachelor's degree. She then attended the
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