When We Become Strangers

How loneliness leaks into our lives, and what we can do about it

Maggie Hamilton

We're more connected, yet lonelier than ever - practical ways to combat the alarming rise of loneliness by bestselling author and social researcher, Maggie Hamilton. Practical solutions to combat social isolation in our families and communities.

'A timely warning shot over our collective bows...reminds us that awareness without action is worthless. A thought-provoking and challenging look into our future.' - Michael Carr-Gregg, psychologist and bestselling author

'An invaluable roadmap for envisioning a new society that builds connection back into community. It calls us to slow down, to rethink the frenzied pace, and reignite the power of the human spirit.' - Aimee Davies, author of Imperfect

After decades of affluence, we're now busy renovating our homes, buffing and botoxing our bodies, and losing ourselves in passive entertainment and shopping, as depression and anxiety soars. And with the arrival of Netflix and Uber Eats, there's less and less incentive to leave home. Could our constant need for connection be messing with our brains? Is this why we're losing our ability to strike up a conversation with anyone we don't know? And given that so many of our kids lack one-on-one attention and regular touch, are we raising this new generation to be profoundly lonely?

Right now, many of our relationships at home and at work, as well as in our communities are struggling. What, then, are the best ways back to belonging, and what might a more engaged community look like?

Maggie Hamilton, author of What's Happening to Our Boys? and What's Happening to Our Girls? explores our growing loneliness and proposes practical solutions and an uplifting vision to combat the increasing social isolation in our families and communities.

Author bio:

Maggie Hamilton has written over a dozen books, which have been published in Australia, New Zealand, Holland, Italy, the UK and US, the Arab States, South Korea, China, Lithuania and Brazil. Her social research books include: What Men Don't Talk About, What's Happening to Our Girls? and What Happening to Our Boys? Maggie also writes for magazines; gives talks, workshops and lectures; and is a seasoned media performer with a keen interest in social trends.

Category: Other books
ISBN: 9781911668060
Publisher: Murdoch Books
Imprint: Murdoch Books
Publication date: June 2021
Page Extent: 352
Format: Paperback
Subject: Self-help & personal development