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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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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.

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I continued my ambivalence about solitude though college; though I envied felddon with private rooms, I was relieved by having the company of roommates. Overall a good book for lonely people. Really fun book that any woman facing life alone will appreciate.

Dec 28, Elizabeth rated it really liked it. In particular she torpedoed my illusion aoone 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.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Because this book has shown me that I was looking at things lovkng the wrong perspective, living alone is becoming my preferred choice instead of something I wanted to change. Barbara Feldon has mastered the art of living.

Please leave a comment. 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. Book ratings by Goodreads. After living alone for twenty years I’m still filled with arias of praise for the blessings of my sweet solitude. I dreamed that I was in a damp prison cell when suddenly the doors swung open and I was free.

Little did she know that this time would become one of the most aand and joyous periods of her life. I had visions of myself morphing into a crazy cat lady, consumed by loneliness and overwhelmed by my own eccentricities. Freedom is hard to love, I discovered. Nov 04, Carla Leininger rated it it was amazing. While Liviing couldn’t relate to all her experiences, Barbara has some nuggets on wisdom of living a full life as a single.


She has managed to break lovinf some of the myths that sour our view of single life in order to discover how sweet living alone can be. Although for many years I embraced bonded companionship enthusiastically, always there was that lingering desire to live by myself.

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Touchstone January Length: And she’d be real supportive of me and my space too. Beginning to despair of ever finding It reminds me how to cherish alone-time. Olaf Reibedanz rated it really liked it Jun 10, This book was a fun and inspiring read.

But when the break actually came and we were separated not only formally but by an entire continent, the freedom that I had happily envisioned turned sinister and ambushed me at night. Practice courage in initiating contact with the everyday people in our lives.

You are commenting using your WordPress. Could anyone endure, with equanimity, what I was suffering through? Still, I could not even approach that heady state until I confronted loneliness, the most fearsome dragon of all.

Book review: Living alone and loving it by Barbara Feldon

Future mentors would show me how to live alone not just comfortably but joyously. Common terms and phrases adventure artist asked auton autonomy ballroom dance Barbara Feldon Bartolo become began Casey Kelly childhood closet comfort connection couple create Cuzco dance door Dory Previn dreamed enjoy experience fear feel felt freedom friends friendships goal group happiness human idea imagined interests intimacy Jan Stussy jumping genes Little Prince Living alone gives living-alone loneliness lonely looked Machu Picchu marriage married mate meet missing mother movie negative thoughts never night notebook once ourselves painting partner passion pleasure realized relationship Remember restaurants romance romance novels self-esteem sexual sexual revolution share simply singing single sleep social soli solitude someone space star Storm Pages strangers tap dancing Thai food there’s things thrill tion told traveling tude ture uncon vulnerable walked week woman women writing wrote.


Do you know of any other great books about living alone or single life? Even if you are not living alone. Living Alone and Loving It. I was charmed by the prospect of a personal space to which I could retreat at will in unaccompanied splendor.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I accomplished my Masters, met new friends, discovered beautiful places to visit, cozy places to eat, and reestablished who I was.

Some people have complained that Feldon sounds elitist because of her referencing high culture. Little did she know that this time would become one of the most enriching and joyous periods of her life. Nov 29, Jen rated it it was amazing. Jan 01, Barbara rated it it was ok Shelves: Fun book that puts such a positive spin on single life. Feb 08, Ashlee rated it it was amazing. The best person to read this book is someone who is past the initial transition of being alone.

She seemed puzzled by some of my, as the English say, “queries.

I want to live on my own one day so that is what drew me to the book. Dec 23, Cynthia rated it it was amazing. 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 livjng you can focus on someone very important This book changed my life.

Rather than be depressed about her current situation, she made the best of her time to herself and accomplished so much. If we regard our single status as inferior to being married then the problem is in ourselves.