Books The Lonely City Adventures in the Art of Being Alone by Olivia Laing Paperback, 336 pages, St Martins Pr, List Price: $18 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Lonely CitySubtitleAdventures in the Art of Being AloneAuthorOlivia Laing Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Other editions available for purchase: Hardcover, 315 pages, St Martins Pr, $26, published March 1 2016 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Lonely CitySubtitleAdventures in the Art of Being AloneAuthorOlivia Laing Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary A work of reportage, memoir, and biography on the subject of loneliness is told through the lives of iconic artists including Andy Warhol, David Wojnarowicz, Edward Hopper, Henry Darger, and Klaus Nomi. Genres: Nonfiction Art & Design Biography & Memoir Also by Olivia Laing Crudo The Trip to Echo Spring Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The Lonely City NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2016's Great Reads December 6, 2016 The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 300 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Review Book Reviews Provocative Book Explores The Connection Between Loneliness And Art Fresh Air March 1, 2016 Olivia Laing surveys the landscape of urban alienation in her new book, a work that is part-memoir and part-criticism. Critic Maureen Corrigan says The Lonely City is "absolutely one of a kind." Provocative Book Explores The Connection Between Loneliness And Art Listen · 7:08 7:08 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/468721474/468738275" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Review Book Reviews 'Lonely City' Is More Than A Cry For Connection March 1, 2016 Writer Olivia Laing recalls her days as an expatriate Brit in New York in her new book, a meditation on modern life and loneliness. It's a lonely read, too, but full of heart-piercing wisdom.