Synopses & Reviews
The former Sex & Relationships Editor for Cosmopolitan and host of the wildly popular comedy show Tinder Live With Lane Moore presents her poignant, funny, and deeply moving first book.
Lane Moore is a rare performer who is as impressive onstage — whether hosting her iconic show Tinder Live or being the enigmatic front woman of It Was Romance — as she is on the page, as both a former writer for The Onion and an award-winning sex and relationships editor for Cosmopolitan. But her story has had its obstacles, including being her own parent, living in her car as a teenager, and moving to New York City to pursue her dreams. Through it all, she looked to movies, TV, and music as the family and support systems she never had.
From spending the holidays alone to having better “stranger luck” than with those closest to her to feeling like the last hopeless romantic on earth, Lane reveals her powerful and entertaining journey in all its candor, anxiety, and ultimate acceptance — with humor always her bolstering force and greatest gift.
How to Be Alone is a must-read for anyone whose childhood still feels unresolved, who spends more time pretending to have friends online than feeling close to anyone in real life, who tries to have genuine, deep conversations in a roomful of people who would rather you not. Above all, it’s a book for anyone who desperately wants to feel less alone and a little more connected through reading her words.
“An irreverent, candidly introspective exploration of toiling with loneliness that will leave readers feeling not so alone.” Kirkus Reviews
“How to Be Alone feels like peeling back your best friend’s skull and jumping into her brain. Lane is so open and funny and honest; I never want to be alone if it means I can’t have her with me. What a gift.” Samantha Irby, New York Times bestselling author of Meaty and We Are Never Meeting in Real Life
“Lane Moore is one of the most talented people I know and I’m so glad even more people will be able to read her words.” Mara Wilson, author of Where Am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame
About the Author
Lane Moore is an award-winning comedian, writer, actor, and musician. The New York Times called her comedy show Tinder Live “ingenious.” Her comedy and her band, It Was Romance, have been praised everywhere from Pitchfork to Vogue, and her writing has appeared everywhere from The New Yorker to The Onion. She is the former sex and relationships editor at Cosmopolitan, where she received a GLAAD Award for her groundbreaking work expanding the magazine’s queer coverage. She lives in Brooklyn with her dog-child, Lights. You can follow Lane at @HelloLaneMoore on Instagram and Twitter or visit LaneMoore.org.
Lane Moore on PowellsBooks.Blog
My entire childhood library was overflowing with stories about little kids whose parents had died or were assholes. Anne of Green Gables
, Pippi Longstocking
, even Harriet the Spy
had absent dickhole parents. At the time, I LOVED THIS. As someone who raised herself, loved loved loved words, and deeply needed to feel seen...
Lane Moore on PowellsBooks.Blog
Everyone has a lifelong goal they're constantly striving to attain: maybe it's to drink water more regularly (me), maybe it's to actually move your body even though you're sitting most of the day (also me), or maybe, it's to have the kinds of friendships found in our most beloved books, TV, and movies. For me, I want a bosom friendship...