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When We Become Strangers: How Loneliness Leaks into Our Lives, and What We Can Do about It (MP3)
Written by:
Maggie Hamilton 
Read by:
Christopher Brown 
Unabridged MP3 CD Audio Book 
Number of CDs:
11 hours 31 minutes 
MP3 size:
501 MB 
June 01 2021 
Available Date:
June 01 2021 
Age Category:
Non-fiction; Emotional Wellbeing; Lifestyle - Wellbeing; Self Help 
Bolinda audio 
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GBP£ 17.98
GBP£ 17.98

Australian author

Maggie Hamilton explores our growing loneliness with care and rigour, and proposes practical solutions and an uplifting vision to combat the increasing social isolation in our families and communities.

After decades of affluence, we’re busy renovating our homes, buffing and botoxing our bodies and losing ourselves in passive entertainment and shopping, as depression and anxiety soar. And with the arrival of Netflix and Uber Eats, there’s less and less incentive to leave home. Could our constant need for connection be messing with our brains? Is this why we’re losing our ability to strike up a conversation with anyone we don’t know? And given that so many of our kids lack one-on-one attention and regular touch, are we raising this new generation to be profoundly lonely? Right now, many of our relationships at home and at work, as well as in our communities, are struggling. What, then, are the best ways back to belonging, and what might a more engaged community look like?

'When We Become Strangers encapsulates the workings of our modern world. It’s an intuitive read, examining issues of our time, consumerism, loneliness, social media fixation, greed and the rule of technology on our kids.'
Lisa Friedlander, Sales and Leadership Coach

'Social researcher and speaker Maggie Hamilton takes an intelligent look at how Western culture discourages connecting with others. Though we evolved to be part of a tribe, prosperity and technology have allowed us to become too independent, to stay home and hire others for tasks we used to share with neighbors. Fellow Australian Christopher Brown performs with earnest respect for the author's ideas and a humble sort of vocal confidence. He doesn't miss a phrase as he glides through the richly illustrated chapters, brightening the author's observations and advice. Hamilton's reach and wisdom are extensive as she examines today's workplaces, neighborhoods, families, and schools. Enabled by our ability to buy whatever we need, our growing narcissism and overcontrol of our lives keep us from relaxing and enjoying others.'

'I loved this book. An invaluable roadmap for envisioning a new society that builds connection back into community ...'
Aimee Davies, author of Imperfect

'Maggie restores hope and gives simple, practical steps we can all take to feel safe and connected, as we build a new way of living and turn around the estrangement we all feel.'
Katrina Cavanough, CEO, The Kindness on Purpose Movement

'Maggie has again, done what she does best, placed a microscope over modern society and looked closely at who, what and how we are ... When We Become Strangers is a book every person should read.'
Andrew Line, Creator/Director, The Rite Journey