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The Art of Intimacy

What it takes to be less lonely.

John Gorman
Jan 30, 2018 · 7 min read

Some time ago, I read “The Opposite of Loneliness,” by Marina Keegan, a 22 year-old writing prodigy, killed in a car accident upon graduation from Yale University. She opened her award-winning essay, which spawned an extraordinary, posthumous bestselling book of the same name, with perhaps the most succinct distillation of human suffering ever articulated in print.