Sunday, June 19, 2005

quirkyalone: a review

quirkyalone: a manifesto for uncompromising romantics by sasha cagen was mentioned on unleashed a while back, so i picked it up from the library. the basis is the personality type of the quirkyalone: a person who doesn't need to be in a relationship to feel complete. one needn't be a loner or a wallflower, simply not willing to settle or be in a relationship for the sake of being in a relationship. they believe in romance.
the book itself resembles a textbook on the outside & is broken up into chapters such as the origin of the word, born or made, loneliness vs. solitude, quirkytogethers and quirkyalones throughout history. brief interviews with quirkyalones are interspersed throughout the chapters to show the variety of ages, careers, locations and life philosophies.
once the word was introduced to cagen's circle of friends & a short article she wrote appeared in utne reader, a grassroots movements seems to have emerged & the idea spread. this was the inspiration for the book & delves into different quirky-types, and there are many. quirkyslut, quirkytogether, quirkyromantic to name a few.

i am a quirkyalone; i will not settle for anything less than love.


At 6/20/05, 4:48 PM, Blogger mdog said...


are you done with the book?

is/was it recommendable?

At 6/20/05, 6:55 PM, Blogger mar said...

wasn't great, but if you feel that you maybe fit in that group, i'd recommend reading it. just for some insight if nothing else. it wasn't like a light went on with me, but i've always known that's what i am. there is a mild comparison to 'coming out' & admitting you're a quirkyalone.


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