Lionel Fisher

Celebrating Time Alone: Stories of Splendid Solitude

Choosing to enrich your life by yourself is very different from being 'lonely.' In Celebrating Time Alone, Lionel Fisher shares his personal reflections on solitude, brought into sharp focus by living alone for six years on a remote Pacific Northwest beach. He supplements his own reflections by interviewing men and women in sixteen states, in both rural and urban settings, who have stretched the envelope of their aloneness to Waldenesque proportions. All the material is intended to offer counsel, inspiration, affirmation, insights, encouragement, and advice on living well alone, to help learn to use solitude and periods of aloneness for self-discovery and personal growth—whether they choose aloneness or have it thrust on them.

Published: April 28, 2001
ISBN: 978-1-58270-049-6
Pages: 171
Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches