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The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World

Vivek H Murthy

Instant New York Times Bestseller! The book we need NOW to avoid a social recession, Murthy’s prescient message is about the importance of human connection, the hidden impact of loneliness on our health, and the social power of community.Humans are social creatures: In this simple and obvious fact lies both the problem and the solution to the curre...
Publish Date
April 21
Goodreads rating
The author reminds us that our national conversation about medicine has been too narrowly focused on hospitals, doctors, and drugs—and not enough on the human connections that sustain us.      source
Made me rethink much of what I believe about physical health, public policy, and the human condition. By revealing America’s epidemic of loneliness—and then offering an array of remedies for the condition—The author has done a great service, and made Together the most important book you’ll read this year.      source
Jan 08, 2020
As the U.S. Surgeon General appointed by President Obama, one of Vivek’s key contributions was to draw attention to the epidemic of loneliness that’s undermining mental health and social well-being. His long-awaited book examines the causes of loneliness and how we can overcome it by building community and connection.      source
Sometimes the most obvious thing is the hardest to see. Thank goodness we have this author to light the way toward understanding loneliness and its dark corners. This book is a gift for us all.      source
An extraordinary and essential book for our time. With powerful stories and sobering truths, the author does a masterful job of showing how, even in the digital age, there’s no substitute for authentic human connection.      source