Alone Together

Alone Together Author Sherry Turkle
ISBN-10 9781459609020
Year 2011-01-15
Pages 680
Language en
Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com
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Consider Facebook - it's human contact, only easier to engage with and easier to avoid. Developing technology promises closeness. Sometimes it delivers, but much of our modern life leaves us less connected with people and more connected to simulations of them. In Alone Together, MIT technology and society professor Sherry Turkle explores the power of our new tools and toys to dramatically alter our social lives. It's a nuanced exploration of what we are looking for - and sacrificing - in a world of electronic companions and social networking tools, and an argument that, despite the hand-waving of today's self-described prophets of the future, it will be the next generation who will chart the path between isolation and connectivity.

Alone Together

Alone Together Author Paul R. Amato
ISBN-10 9780674020184
Year 2009-06-30
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Harvard University Press
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Based on two studies of marital quality in America twenty years apart, Alone Together shows that while the divorce rate has leveled off, spouses are spending less time together. The authors argue that marriage is an adaptable institution, and in accommodating the changes that have occurred in society, it has become a less cohesive, yet less confining arrangement.

Alone Together

Alone Together Author Katrin Bentley
ISBN-10 1846426235
Year 2007-04-15
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Communication is one of the biggest challenges faced by people with Asperger's Syndrome (AS), yet an Asperger marriage requires communication more than any other relationship. Thousands of people live in Asperger marriages without knowing the answers to important questions such as `What behaviours indicate that my spouse has AS?' `Is it worthwhile to get a diagnosis?' `Is there hope for improvement?' Katrin Bentley has been married for 18 years. Since receiving her husband's diagnosis of AS, their marriage has improved substantially. They learnt to accept each other's different approaches to life and found ways to overcome problems and misunderstandings. Today they are happily married and able to communicate effectively. Alone Together shares the struggle of one couple to rescue their marriage. It is uplifting and humorous, and includes plenty of tips to making an Asperger marriage succeed. This book offers couples hope, encouragement and strategies for their own marriages.

Alone Together

Alone Together Author Theodora Getty Gaston
ISBN-10 9780062219732
Year 2013-09-03
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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It was 1935. Flame-haired Teddy Lynch finished singing "Alone Together" at the swanky nightclub the New Yorker and left the stage to find a charming stranger at her friends' table. It was Jean Paul Getty, enigmatic oil tycoon and America's first billionaire. In her passionate, unflinchingly honest memoir of two outsize lives entwined, Theodora "Teddy" Getty Gaston—now one hundred years old—reveals the glamorous yet painful story of her marriage to Getty. As formidable as he was, Teddy was equally strong-minded and flamboyant, and their clutches and clashes threw off sparks. She knew the vulnerable side of Getty—he underwent painful plastic surgery and suffered terrible phobias—that few, if any, saw. A vivid love story, Alone Together is also a fascinating glimpse into the twentieth century from the vantage point of one of its most remarkable couples. This is how the other half lived—dinner dances, satin gowns, beach houses, hotel suites, first-class cabins on the Queen Mary. Teddy's extra-ordinary life story moves from the glittering nightclubs of 1930s New York City to Mussolini's Italy, where she was imprisoned by the fascist regime, to California in the golden postwar years, where Paul and Teddy socialized with movie stars and the elite. But life with one of the world's richest men wasn't all glitz and glamour. Though terrifically charismatic in person, Getty grew more miserly as his wealth increased. Worse, he often left Teddy and their son, Timothy, behind for years at a time while he built planes for the war effort in the 1940s or brokered oil deals—he was the first American to lease mineral rights in Saudi Arabia, which made him, at his death, the richest man in the world. Even when Timothy was diagnosed with a brain tumor, Getty complained about medical bills and failed to return to the United States to support his wife and son. When Timothy died at age twelve, the marriage was already falling apart. Teddy's unrelenting spirit, her valiant friendship, and her winning lack of vanity transform what could have been a sob story into a nuanced portrait of a brilliant but stubbornly difficult man and the family he loved but left behind, as well as an enchanting view into a bygone era. This was a life lived from the heart.

Alone Together

Alone Together Author Elizabeth C. Cromley
ISBN-10 0801486130
Year 1999-01-01
Pages 252
Language en
Publisher Cornell University Press
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Describes how the apartment building developed in the late nineteenth century and gradually achieved acceptance as middle-class housing in New York City.

Alone Together

Alone Together Author Milton C. Regan Jr.
ISBN-10 019534443X
Year 1999-03-25
Pages 296
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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Contemporary marriage involves complex notions of both connection and freedom. On the one hand, spouses are members of a shared community, while on the other they are discrete individuals with their own distinct interests. Alone Together explores the ways in which law seeks to accommodate tensions between commitment and freedom in marriage. Author Milton Regan suggests that only close attention to context can guide us in deciding what weight to assign to each dimension of spousal identity in a given setting. This interdisciplinary work has relevance to family law, family studies, feminist legal theory, and the debate between liberal and communitarian social theorists.

Alone Together

Alone Together Author Suzanne Bloom
ISBN-10 162091736X
Year 2014-10-01
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher
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Wondering if a solitary Bear is sad, mad or lonely, Fox learns that Bear sometimes enjoys just sitting quietly, a revelation that prompts Fox to enjoy some not-so-quiet time of her own. By the creator of the Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor-winning A Splendid Friend, Indeed.

Alone Together

Alone Together Author Elena Bonnėr
ISBN-10 0394755383
Year 1988
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Vintage
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The wife of the Soviet physicist and Nobel laureate Andrei Sakharov tells the full, uncensored, harrowing story of their years in exile in the Soviet city of Gorky. "A testament to the resilience of love".--The Chicago Tribune. 16 pages of photos.

Alone Together

Alone  Together Author Linda A. Cooney
ISBN-10 0590333925
Year 1985
Pages 184
Language en
Publisher Scholastic Paperbacks
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A troubled teenager's jealousy toward her new stepsister diminishes after she falls in love with the student council president.

Writing Alone Writing Together

Writing Alone  Writing Together Author Judy Reeves
ISBN-10 1577318242
Year 2010-10-06
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher New World Library
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The lonely life of a writer need not be. There are ways to break that isolation and find encouragement and support within groups of like-minded people. Sections in Writing Alone, Writing Together include Writing Practice Groups, Creating Writing Prompts, Group Leadership, and even What to Do with the Bores, Whiners, Control Junkies, and Thugs. Whether the group is oriented toward writing the great American novel or a family memory book, this useful book offers an array of effective techniques to help writers achieve their goals.

Reclaiming Conversation

Reclaiming Conversation Author Sherry Turkle
ISBN-10 9781101617397
Year 2015-10-06
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Renowned media scholar Sherry Turkle investigates how a flight from conversation undermines our relationships, creativity, and productivity—and why reclaiming face-to-face conversation can help us regain lost ground. We live in a technological universe in which we are always communicating. And yet we have sacrificed conversation for mere connection. Preeminent author and researcher Sherry Turkle has been studying digital culture for over thirty years. Long an enthusiast for its possibilities, here she investigates a troubling consequence: at work, at home, in politics, and in love, we find ways around conversation, tempted by the possibilities of a text or an email in which we don’t have to look, listen, or reveal ourselves. We develop a taste for what mere connection offers. The dinner table falls silent as children compete with phones for their parents’ attention. Friends learn strategies to keep conversations going when only a few people are looking up from their phones. At work, we retreat to our screens although it is conversation at the water cooler that increases not only productivity but commitment to work. Online, we only want to share opinions that our followers will agree with – a politics that shies away from the real conflicts and solutions of the public square. The case for conversation begins with the necessary conversations of solitude and self-reflection. They are endangered: these days, always connected, we see loneliness as a problem that technology should solve. Afraid of being alone, we rely on other people to give us a sense of ourselves, and our capacity for empathy and relationship suffers. We see the costs of the flight from conversation everywhere: conversation is the cornerstone for democracy and in business it is good for the bottom line. In the private sphere, it builds empathy, friendship, love, learning, and productivity. But there is good news: we are resilient. Conversation cures. Based on five years of research and interviews in homes, schools, and the workplace, Turkle argues that we have come to a better understanding of where our technology can and cannot take us and that the time is right to reclaim conversation. The most human—and humanizing—thing that we do. The virtues of person-to-person conversation are timeless, and our most basic technology, talk, responds to our modern challenges. We have everything we need to start, we have each other.

Alone together

Alone together Author Eugenie Fernandes
ISBN-10 0721452736
Year 1990-05-01
Pages 25
Language en
Publisher Ladybird Books
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Shows how in many ways Peter and his grandfather are opposites, and looks at the contrasting things they see and do on a walk to the beach.