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A new collection of case stories from "the Oliver Sacks of law."
In this follow-up to his acclaimed book, Four Seasons of Loneliness (winner of the 2017 Independent Publishers Gold Prize as the best book of the year in Psychology / Mental Health), social psychologist turned lawyer J. W. Freiberg continues to explore chronic loneliness, one of modern society's most serious public health crises.
In Surrounded by Others and Yet So Alone, he again draws from his thirty-year legal career to present five unique tales. While Four Seasons of Loneliness studied the devastation caused by social isolation, here Freiberg explores the impact of faulty connections in failing relationships. But don't expect to be lectured on the topic; you will find yourself reading a collection of deeply human stories. And that's a good thing, because Freiberg is a master storyteller.