Emily White
Count Me In

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Emily White's first, nationally bestselling book, Lonely: Learning to Live with Solitude, made her an international expert on loneliness as a distinct condition (not just part of depression or the result of social awkwardness), intensified by many of the hallmarks of modern life.

Count Me In is a warm, readable, lively combination of personal memoir and solid research framed as a "come with me" guide, as Emily looks both deeply into her own and her family's past and broadly into contemporary culture to discover the path to feeling more connected. She tackles home, neighbourhood, faith, and more, and brings an incisive, questioning mind as well as an open and willing heart to her quest. As a result Count Me In is a mix of practical advice and lived experience, an immersive read and a practical tool for improving one's life.

Praise for Emily White''s Count Me In:

"A compelling and candid account of what it takes to feel a sense of belonging in the modern world, Count Me In reads like a graphic novel spelled out in words. It's not simply about where to live, what to buy, or the one person you love, White discovers, but about finding a way to join in without giving in. If you've ever wondered about where you fit in, this book will keep you awake at night, turning pages." —Susan Pinker, author The Village Effect and The Sexual Paradox

Praise for Emily White's Lonely:

"A sophisticated inquiry. . . . The power of White's story comes from the sweeping investment she has made in tracking and tackling her loneliness. White makes the case that loneliness deserves attention and respect as a legitimate condition." —Kirkus Reviews

"Kudos to Emily White for having written that rare book which feels both necessary and evolutionary. Lonely is a masterwork on the topic, a memoir of deep insight and revelation." —Alice Sebold, bestselling author of The Lovely Bones

"Perhaps White's bravery in exposing her own heart and soul, and her skill in integrating these experiences with expert findings, will bring loneliness out of the shadows and into the light of public discourse at last." —Quill & Quire

"[A] fascinating book . . ." —Gretchen Rubin, New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project, for Huffington Post

"Absorbing and passionate . . . fascinating and easily digested. [A]s you get further and further into this brave work . . . you appreciate the astonishing depth and breadth of White's research." —Toronto Star

Genre: Non-Fiction—Memoir/Self-Help
Length: 304 pages (hc)
Publication Date: January 2015

Canada English rights, HarperCollins Canada

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Author Name

Emily White is a research lawyer, university instructor, and freelance writer. Her award-winning fiction and non-fiction has appeared in Adbusters, The Ecologist, Chatelaine, and The Journey Prize. She lives in St. John's, Newfoundland. Her website can be found at www.emilywhitebooks.com