Together: Loneliness, Health and What Happens When We Find Connection

Author:   Vivek H. Murthy ,  Francesca Barrie
Publisher:   Profile Books Ltd
Edition:   Main
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9781788162777


Pages:   352
Publication Date:   26 March 2020
Format:   Hardback
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When Vivek H. Murthy accepted the role of Surgeon General under Obama, he thought his priorities might be the opioid crisis or obesity. Instead, he discovered a much larger underlying problem: loneliness. It is a global health crisis, and it is killing us. So how can we treat it? In this book, Dr Murthy uncovers the proportions of this epidemic, and explores the root causes and devastating effects of loneliness. But most importantly, he discovers a solution that can be applied to our individual lives, and inform how we raise our children, think about work, and create communities. Real human connection is not just nice, he shows, it is essential to our lives. From social support groups in Okinawa, to welcoming sheds for older men in Australia and the UK, via Phone Pal programmes in California, Murthy looks at efforts to combat loneliness and create community around the world and what they can teach us about doing so in our own lives. Part personal journey, part medical exploration, part social toolkit, this essential book shows how together we can learn to build a more connected, less lonely world.

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Author:   Vivek H. Murthy ,  Francesca Barrie
Publisher:   Profile Books Ltd
Imprint:   Wellcome Collection
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Width: 16.20cm , Height: 3.30cm , Length: 24.00cm
Weight:   0.668kg
ISBN:  

9781788162777


ISBN 10:   1788162773
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   26 March 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Tertiary & Higher Education ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Out of stock   Availability explained
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Fascinating, moving and essential reading -- Atul Gawande Together stands with Atul Gawande's classic, Being Mortal. -- Malcolm Gladwell This book is a gift for us all. -- Susan Cain, author * Quiet * Powerful ... cogent and compassionate -- Siddhartha Mukherjee, author * The Emperor of All Maladies * Brilliant ... exactly what the doctor ordered. -- Angela Duckworth, author * Grit * The most important book you'll read this year. -- Daniel H. Pink, author of 'When' and 'Drive' Moving and well-evidenced ... shows how the deadly effects take hold and what we can all do to defeat this scourge of modern society. -- Lord Richard Layard, author * Happiness * A welcome beacon towards meaningful connection -- Arianna Huffington If we could put Together in a capsule, it would be a blockbuster drug. -- Dan Buettner, National Geographic Fellow and Bestselling author of * The Blue Zones * With a compelling narrative, rigorous evidence, and a timely call to action, this book is a good omen for our mental health and social well-being. -- Adam Grant, bestselling author of ORIGINALS and GIVE AND TAKE Brilliantly diagnoses what ails us in our personal lives and in society, and offers a prescription for enriching each other's lives - and our own. -- Daniel Goleman, author * Emotional Intelligence * Profound, empathic, ultra-savvy ... This book is a balm and an inspiration just to read -- Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of MBSR, author of Full Catastrophe Living Vivek Murthy brings his medical expertise, his considerable travels and his intellectual curiosity to explore what is clearly a new frontier -- Abraham Verghese, author * Cutting for Stone * We need Murthy's book now more than ever. -- David A. Kessler, author of bestsellers 'The End of Overeating', 'Capture', and 'Fast Carbs, Slow Carbs'. A New Scientist 'Don't Miss' pick * New Scientist * What shines through most of all is the humanity. This, you can tell, is a man who practises what he preaches, who isn't afraid to expose his own vulnerability and who understands that kindness, like charity, starts at home. ... We also see in this inspirational book: the radical, transformative, creative power of compassion and hope. * The Times *


Vivek's confirmation makes us better positioned to save lives around the world -- President Barack Obama


PRAISE FOR VIVEK H. MURTHY 'Vivek's confirmation makes us better positioned to save lives around the world -- President Barack Obama


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Dr. Vivek H. Murthy is a physician, researcher, public health expert, and entrepreneur. From 2014 to 2017, he served as the 19th Surgeon General of the United States. His writings have been published in leading medical journals, newspapers and magazines, and his work has been covered extensively in national and international media.

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