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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Barbara Feldon has mastered the art of living. Do you know of any other great books about living alone or single life?

This book had some excellent ideas for savoring your time while living alone, to make it seem less lonely. Written with a light approach this book is about someone who created a lot of social supports to help with being alone, rather than a person who lives alone. Barbara found herself living alone after having a man in her life for many years. I even began to collect things: Not the garden variety that we all encounter from time to time, but that desolate, hopeless “I’m alone forever” one.

Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Jun 15, Jeanie rated it really liked it Recommends it for: This site uses cookies. I had visions of myself morphing into a crazy cat lady, consumed by loneliness and overwhelmed by my own eccentricities.

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Jan 17, Lsmith rated it really liked it. It provided a great deal of comfort to me felddon 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. To ask other readers questions about Living Alone and Loving Itplease sign up.


Although I would love to have the pleasure of a companion, if he didn’t come along there just might be another way to find fulfillment. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Nov 29, Jen rated it it was amazing. If you’ve discovered that being married guarantees neither a satisfying sexual relationship nor pleasant companionship, read this and learn to live well. Practice courage in initiating contact with the everyday people in our lives.

Lists with This Book. Liviing thing I loved most about this book is the babrara. I am so, so glad you enjoyed the book. Since I’m by myself writing all day, it’s rather nice, isn’t it, to have a meal with a friend. The book focuses on the psychological and social aspect of living alone. The anarchy of such freedom was spiritual ambrosia to a girl who rankled under the restrictions of childhood.

Tell us what you like, so we can send you books you’ll fepdon. It reminds me how to cherish alone-time.

Agent 99 knows what’s up. Touchstone January Length: After our marriage ended and during my second relationship, with Burt, I once playfully floated the idea to him of our living next door to each other. September 10, July 22, Nessbow. Rather than be depressed about her current situation, she made the best of her time to herself and accomplishe Note: I continued my ambivalence about solitude though college; though I envied feldin with private rooms, I was relieved by having the company of roommates.

On Saturdays, while Burt was 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.


I was tethered to no one — and perhaps never again would be. If we are openhearted readers, some walls within us will crumble allowing our unsuspected selves to flicker to life.

Baarbara isn’t preachy, saccharine, or draconian. Dec 27, Gabriella rated it liked it.

Living Alone and Loving it

You are commenting using your WordPress. While I couldn’t relate to all her experiences, Barbara has some nuggets on wisdom of living a full life as a single. Now Feldon shares her secrets for living alone and loving After a relationship impasse, Barbara Feldon — universally known as the effervescent licing “99” on Get Smart — found herself living alone.

Overall a good book for lonely allne. I dreamed that I bt in a damp prison cell when suddenly the doors swung open and I was free.

Some might say that the advice in this book is simply stating the obvious. I want to live on my own one day so that is what drew me to the book. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

It bh one of my favourites. Find reviews of books for men at Books for Dudes, Books for Dudesthe online reader’s advisory column for men from Library Journal. But to see it in writing while having it to refer to when needed is what makes the difference.

Be willing to make the calls, order the tickets etc. Although she entered singlehood tentatively, w Loved it.