Editorial Reviews. From Library Journal. This breezy memoir chronicles how actress Feldon (Agent 99 from Get Smart) found herself alone after a divorce and . Living Alone and Loving it by Barbara Feldon, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. In the first, second and third parts of this interview series with Barbara Feldon, the actress discussed her role as Agent 99 on Get Smart.
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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. 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 answers After a relationship impasse, Barbara Feldon — universally known as the effervescent spy “99” on Get Smart — found herself living alone.
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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: Paperbackpages.
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To ask other readers questions about Living Alone and Loving Itplease sign up. Be the first to ask a question about Living Alone and Loving It. Lists with This Book. Apr 19, Margaret rated it really liked it. I read this book and wrote the review in before I met my husband. This book had some excellent ideas for savoring your time while living alone, to make it seem less lonely. 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 accomplishe Note: Rather than bh depressed about her current situation, she made the best of her time to herself and accomplished so much.
Below are some of her ideas I would like to do in my life. Practice courage in initiating contact with the everyday people in our lives. Practice really seeing them, really hearing them, and really responding to them -Make a list of human resources: Embrace the role of the bridge builder by staying aware of events to attend with friends: Be willing to make the calls, order ahd tickets etc.
Host a gathering each month to share some common interest. Barbara also talks about reading and how she rediscovered her passion for reading once she was single.
If we are openhearted readers, some walls abd us will crumble allowing our unsuspected selves to flicker to life. Also to take a stand against outdated attitudes.
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If we regard our single status as inferior to being married then the problem is in ourselves. This would be a fun book to purchase and have in my collection because it gives some excellent ideas for this marvelous time in your life when you can focus on someone very important Aug 15, Tracy rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: 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 This book changed my life.
I accomplished my Masters, met new friends, discovered beautiful places barbata visit, cozy felron to eat, and reestablished who I was. Ironically, by following the advice regarding not overwhelming my friends when loneliness struck, I discovered one of my dearest friends was really quite wonderful in a not just- friend type of way and, after many years of dating, married him.
A year after I first read this book, I wrote a letter of appreciation to Ms. To my delight, she wrote a lovely note back.
Dec 23, Cynthia rated it it was amazing. 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 c OK, so you’ve finally taken his unacceptable behaviour to the wall, and now you’re on your own.
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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 capable in my struggles to replace my married friends. If you’ve discovered that being married guarantees neither a satisfying sexual relationship nor pleasant companionship, read this and learn to live well.
Nov 29, Jen rated it it was amazing. Jan 01, Barbara rated it it was ok Shelves: I read this thinking, “Well, I like living alone. This book was okay, but only okay. Sep 14, Barbara rated it it was amazing. 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! Jan 17, Lsmith rated it really liked it. 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.
Jun 08, Tony Snyder rated it it was amazing. 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 fledon friend. 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. Her wise words e. Find reviews of books for men at Books for Dudes, Books for Dudesthe online reader’s advisory column for men from Library Journal. Aug 01, Ivanna rated babara really liked it.
Lots of actionable tips on how to olving with others in spite of living alone. She frames solo living in a positive light without faking optimism. This isn’t a book about surviving fwldon, it’s about thriving in a lifestyle often seen as temporary. Apr 16, Patricia rated it really liked it.
Some might say that the advice in this book is simply stating the obvious. But to see it in writing while having it to refer to when needed is what makes the difference. The best person to read this book is someone who is past the initial transition of being alone. Feb 08, Ashlee rated it it was amazing.
Agent 99 knows what’s up. Dec 28, Elizabeth rated olving really liked it. I’m not a self-help book kind of gal, and I was hesitant to read this anx 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.
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Agent 99 is my kindred spirit. Although she entered loging tentatively, w Loved it. Although she entered singlehood tentatively, while I have always felt more whole when I am alone, she and I could not have more in common. It was a lovely reminder of the joys of life, relationships, environments, and, maybe most importantly, creativity. Jul 12, Danielle rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.