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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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That never bothered me. I was tethered to no one — and perhaps never again would be. 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: Because this book has shown me that I was looking at things from the wrong perspective, living alone is becoming my preferred choice instead of something I wanted to change.

It provided a great deal of comfort to me to know that a woman who is so accomplished and intelligent has been in a similar situation to me and has come to love her single life. I wanted to kiss her! Jul 12, Danielle rated it really liked it Shelves: It would be so much fun! We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Beginning to despair of ever finding Aug 01, Ivanna rated it really liked it.

When he laughed off my fantasy I didn’t persist, there being no precedent for such a maverick arrangement. Cute book, had helpful pointers that I never to realized. The Best Books of I want to keep Barbara Feldon company!

Carla, a costume designer, lived by herself in the Hollywood Hills in a cottage decorated with Moroccan tiles that she had gathered on one of her adventures abroad. Below are some of her ideas I would like to do in my life. Now Feldon shares her secrets for living alone and loving it. Sep 29, Maggie rated it it was ok Shelves: Since I’m by myself writing all day, it’s rather nice, isn’t it, to have a meal with a friend. On our property, hidden from the view of the main house, was an old pony shed — alas, without a pony — with a slanted, scratchy roof onto which I would climb on summer afternoons.


Find reviews of books for men at Books for Dudes, Books for Dudesthe online reader’s advisory column for men from Library Journal. I read this book and wrote the review in before I met my husband.

I borrowed a copy from the library and began to read. Do you know of any other great books about living alone or single life? If we are openhearted readers, some walls within us will crumble allowing our unsuspected selves to flicker to life. Her stories were thoroughly engaging and touching.

Jamie rated it it was ok Dec 22, She is such an inspiring lady. Her wise words e. Could such a person exist? Now Feldon shares her secrets for living alone and loving it. Refresh and try again. The anarchy of such freedom was spiritual ambrosia to a girl who rankled under the restrictions of childhood.

It reminds me how to cherish alone-time. I accomplished my Masters, met new friends, discovered beautiful places to visit, cozy places to eat, and reestablished This book changed my life. But to see it in writing while having it to refer to when needed is what makes the difference.

Living Alone and Loving It by Barbara Feldon

Little did she know that this time would become one of the most enriching and joyous periods of her life. Akone would refer to it again. Living Alone and Loving it.


It has been so wonderful to read about how different women took control of their lives in different lovnig. Also to take a stand against outdated attitudes.

Book review: Living alone and loving it by Barbara Feldon

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. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

Now Feldon shares her secrets for living alone and loving Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. When I first contemplated the idea of living by myself, my reaction was a mixture of tantalizing excitement and paralysing fear.

Living Alone and Loving It

She seemed puzzled by some of my, as the English say, “queries. On Saturdays, while Burt ig sailing, I looked around for a studio apartment that I imagined decorating capriciously, a hideaway like a secret garden to which there is only one key.

Reading it is like talking to a best friend. To ask other readers questions about Living Alone and Loving Itplease sign up. Not the garden variety that we all encounter from time to time, but that desolate, hopeless “I’m alone forever” one.

Overall a good book for lonely people. I found her accessible and wise. Can read it in one quick sitting.