The Lonely Century

The Lonely Century Coming Together in a World That's Pulling Apart

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'Explosive, timely and urgent'
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'Brilliant, powerful and hopeful'
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Even before a global pandemic introduced us to terms like social distancing, loneliness was already becoming the defining condition of the twenty-first century.

But it's also one we have the power to reverse.

Combining a decade of research with first-hand reporting, Noreena Hertz takes us from a 'how to communicate in real life' class for smartphone-addicted university students to bouncy castles at Belgian far-right gatherings, from paying for cuddles in the U.S. to nursing home residents knitting bonnets for their robot caregivers in Japan.

The Lonely Century explores how our increasing dependence on technology, radical changes to the workplace and decades of policies that have placed self-interest above the collective good are damaging our communities and making us more isolated than ever before.

With bold solutions for us as individuals as well as for businesses and governments, Noreena Hertz offers a hopeful and empowering vision for how to heal our fractured world and come together again.

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About the Publisher

Sceptre

Sceptre

Sceptre is the literary imprint of Hodder & Stoughton bringing you thought-provoking, award-winning and critically acclaimed fiction and non-fiction.

Book information

ISBN: 9781529329278
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Imprint: Sceptre
Pub date:
DEWEY: 302.545
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 394
Weight: 290g
Height: 129mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 32mm