Opposite of Loneliness

From Award-Winning Author Marina Keegan

the opposite of loneliness

“We don’t have a word for the opposite of loneliness, but if we did, I could say that’s what I want in life. What I’m grateful and thankful to have found at Yale, and what I’m scared of losing when we wake up tomorrow and leave this place.”

Opposite of Loneliness

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Good Reads Choice Awards Winner 2014
Good Reads Choice Awards Winner 2014

Good Reads Choice Awards Winner 2014

An affecting and hope-filled posthumous collection of essays and stories from the talented young Yale graduate whose title essay captured the world’s attention in 2012 and turned her into an icon for her generation.... read more>

2014 Must Reads: The 100+ Best Books of the Year
2014 Must Reads: The 100+ Best Books of the Year

2014 Must Reads: The 100+ Best Books of the Year

Marina Keegan's The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories is a posthumous collection written by a 2012 Yale student who had a play set to be produced and a job waiting at The New Yorker when she died tragically in a car crash days after graduation. Following the viral success of her final essay for the Yale Daily News, "The Opposite of Loneliness," her essays and stories have been gathered into a collection.... read more>

21 page-turning books that captivated readers in 2014
21 page-turning books that captivated readers in 2014

21 page-turning books that captivated readers in 2014

This posthumous collection of writing from Marina Keegan, a promising young writer whose life was cut tragically short 5 days after her college graduation. ... read more>

The 19 Best Nonfiction Books Of 2014
The 19 Best Nonfiction Books Of 2014

The 19 Best Nonfiction Books Of 2014

Only 22 years old at the time of her tragic death, Marina Keegan was already a remarkably talented writer. The Opposite of Loneliness, her collected essays and fiction (sue me, I’m putting it on this list anyways), is insightful, self-aware, and full of all the hope and promise of youth. It will make you wish — for many reasons — that you could read more.... read more>

Scribner Celebrates The Best Books of 2014
Scribner Celebrates The Best Books of 2014

Scribner Celebrates The Best Books of 2014

As 2014 draws to a close, Scribner is honored to have so many of our books recognized and recommended. Take a look at the Scribner titles included in “best of” lists of 2014.... read more>

Best of 2014: Books
Best of 2014: Books

Best of 2014: Books

This is a must-read for those who believe in the need for living each moment of their lives fully as if it is their last, for it may just be so...... read more>

Her First, and Last, Book
Her First, and Last, Book

Her First, and Last, Book

TWO years ago, Marina Keegan’s life brimmed with promise. She was graduating with high honors from Yale University, already a precocious writer about to take up a job at The New Yorker.... read more>

O Magazine
O Magazine

O Magazine

Leigh Haber writes, “Two years after a young writer’s death, her words soar. . . . The Opposite of Loneliness is a posthumous collection of her fiction and nonfiction pieces, and it sparkles with talent... read more>

Editor's Choice: "The Opposite of Loneliness" by Marina Keegan
Editor's Choice: "The Opposite of Loneliness" by Marina Keegan

Editor's Choice: "The Opposite of Loneliness" by Marina Keegan

“We don’t have a word for the opposite of loneliness, but if we did, I could say that’s what I want in life,” wrote Marina Keegan...... read more>

The Opposite of Loneliness
The Opposite of Loneliness

The Opposite of Loneliness

How do you mourn the loss of a fiery talent that was barely a tendril before it was snuffed out? Answer: Read this book.... read more>

Marina Keegan: a young writer gone too soon
Marina Keegan: a young writer gone too soon

Marina Keegan: a young writer gone too soon

As a student, her urgent writing about her generation had already reached a wider audience. Her death, days after graduation, lends her words extra power...... read more>

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