Together (Ebook)

Loneliness, Health and What Happens When We Find Connection

Vivek H. Murthy

Barack Obama's former Surgeon General explores the global loneliness epidemic - and how we can overcome it

Instant New York Times Bestseller
'Together stands with Atul Gawande's classic, Being Mortal.' MALCOLM GLADWELL, author of Outliers
'A welcome beacon towards meaningful connection' ARIANNA HUFFINGTON, author of Thrive
'Fascinating, moving and essential reading.' ATUL GAWANDE, author of Being Mortal
'This book is a gift' SUSAN CAIN, author of Quiet
'Exactly what the doctor ordered' ANGELA DUCKWORTH, author of Grit
'The most important book you'll read this year.' DANIEL H. PINK, author of Drive

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.

The world seems more connected than ever, and yet loneliness is at epidemic levels. But what effect is it having on us, and how can we treat it - even at a distance?

When Obama appointed him Surgeon General of the United States, Dr Vivek Murthy observed the growing health crisis of isolation first-hand. In this ground-breaking book, he traces the roots of the problem, and shows how loneliness lies behind some of our greatest personal and social challenges, from anxiety and depression to addiction and violence. But he also reveals the cure. His search led him to talk to doctors, scientists, parents and community members around the world. The solutions are deceptively simple and easily applicable - and the effects are transformative. And one thing is clear: real human connection is a medical necessity if we want to stay healthy, emotionally and physically. We can all create it, and benefit from it, and it is more urgent than ever that we start now.

Publication date: 07/04/2020

£8.99

ISBN: 9781782835639

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B07YGVC5TS

Imprint: Wellcome Collection

Subject: Health & Wellbeing, Philosophy & Ideas

Together (Audiobook)

Loneliness, Health and What Happens When We Find Connection

Vivek H. Murthy

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Barack Obama's former Surgeon General explores the global loneliness epidemic - and how we can overcome it

Instant New York Times Bestseller
'Together stands with Atul Gawande's classic, Being Mortal.' MALCOLM GLADWELL, author of Outliers
'A welcome beacon towards meaningful connection' ARIANNA HUFFINGTON, author of Thrive
'Fascinating, moving and essential reading.' ATUL GAWANDE, author of Being Mortal
'This book is a gift' SUSAN CAIN, author of Quiet
'Exactly what the doctor ordered' ANGELA DUCKWORTH, author of Grit
'The most important book you'll read this year.' DANIEL H. PINK, author of Drive

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.

The world seems more connected than ever, and yet loneliness is at epidemic levels. But what effect is it having on us, and how can we treat it - even at a distance?

When Obama appointed him Surgeon General of the United States, Dr Vivek Murthy observed the growing health crisis of isolation first-hand. In this ground-breaking book, he traces the roots of the problem, and shows how loneliness lies behind some of our greatest personal and social challenges, from anxiety and depression to addiction and violence. But he also reveals the cure. His search led him to talk to doctors, scientists, parents and community members around the world. The solutions are deceptively simple and easily applicable - and the effects are transformative. And one thing is clear: real human connection is a medical necessity if we want to stay healthy, emotionally and physically. We can all create it, and benefit from it, and it is more urgent than ever that we start now.

Publication date: 07/04/2020

£19.99

ISBN: 9781782836926

Imprint: Wellcome Collection

Subject: Health & Wellbeing, Philosophy & Ideas

Together (Hardback)

Loneliness, Health and What Happens When We Find Connection

Vivek H. Murthy

Barack Obama's former Surgeon General explores the global loneliness epidemic - and how we can overcome it

Instant New York Times Bestseller
'Together stands with Atul Gawande's classic, Being Mortal.' MALCOLM GLADWELL, author of Outliers
'A welcome beacon towards meaningful connection' ARIANNA HUFFINGTON, author of Thrive
'Fascinating, moving and essential reading.' ATUL GAWANDE, author of Being Mortal
'This book is a gift' SUSAN CAIN, author of Quiet
'Exactly what the doctor ordered' ANGELA DUCKWORTH, author of Grit
'The most important book you'll read this year.' DANIEL H. PINK, author of Drive

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.

The world seems more connected than ever, and yet loneliness is at epidemic levels. But what effect is it having on us, and how can we treat it - even at a distance?

When Obama appointed him Surgeon General of the United States, Dr Vivek Murthy observed the growing health crisis of isolation first-hand. In this ground-breaking book, he traces the roots of the problem, and shows how loneliness lies behind some of our greatest personal and social challenges, from anxiety and depression to addiction and violence. But he also reveals the cure. His search led him to talk to doctors, scientists, parents and community members around the world. The solutions are deceptively simple and easily applicable - and the effects are transformative. And one thing is clear: real human connection is a medical necessity if we want to stay healthy, emotionally and physically. We can all create it, and benefit from it, and it is more urgent than ever that we start now.

Publication date: 28/04/2020

£20.00

ISBN: 9781788162777

Imprint: Wellcome Collection

Subject: Health & Wellbeing, Philosophy & Ideas

Together (Paperback)

Loneliness, Health and What Happens When We Find Connection

Vivek H. Murthy

'Essential reading' (Atul Gawande) from Obama's Surgeon General on the global loneliness epidemic - and how we can overcome it

From President Biden's Nominee for US Surgeon General

'The most important book you'll read this year' DANIEL H. PINK, author of Drive
'Fascinating, moving and essential reading' - Atul Gawande
'This book is a gift for us all.' - Susan Cain, author, Quiet

The world seems more connected than ever, and yet even before the world went into lockdown, loneliness was at epidemic levels. But what effect is it having on us, and how can we treat it - even at a distance? Murthy's prescient book reveals the importance of human connection, the hidden impact of loneliness on our health, and the social power of community.

When Obama appointed him Surgeon General of the United States, Dr Vivek Murthy observed the growing health crisis of isolation first-hand. In this ground-breaking book, he traces the roots of the problem, and shows how loneliness lies behind some of our greatest personal and social challenges, from anxiety and depression to addiction and violence. But he also reveals the cure. His search led him to talk to doctors, scientists, parents and community members around the world. The solutions are deceptively simple and easily applicable - and the effects are transformative. And one thing is clear: real human connection is a medical necessity if we want to stay healthy, emotionally and physically. We can all create it, and benefit from it, and it is more urgent than ever that we start now.

Publication date: 07/01/2021

£9.99

ISBN: 9781788162784

Imprint: Wellcome Collection

Subject: Health & Wellbeing, Philosophy & Ideas

Reviews for Together

'Fascinating, moving and essential reading'

Atul Gawande 

'Together stands with Atul Gawande's classic, Being Mortal.'

Malcolm Gladwell 

'This book is a gift for us all.'

Susan Cain, author Quiet

'Compassionate and thought-provoking'

 Spectator

'Powerful ... cogent and compassionate'

Siddhartha Mukherjee, author The Emperor of All Maladies

'Brilliant ... exactly what the doctor ordered.'

Angela Duckworth, author Grit

'The most important book you'll read this year.'

Daniel H. Pink, author of 'When' and 'Drive' 

'Moving and well-evidenced ... shows how the deadly effects take hold and what we can all do to defeat this scourge of modern society.'

Lord Richard Layard, author Happiness

'A welcome beacon towards meaningful connection'

Arianna Huffington 

'If we could put Together in a capsule, it would be a blockbuster drug.'

Dan Buettner, National Geographic Fellow and Bestselling author of The Blue Zones

'With a compelling narrative, rigorous evidence, and a timely call to action, this book is a good omen for our mental health and social well-being.'

Adam Grant, bestselling author of ORIGINALS and GIVE AND TAKE 

'Brilliantly diagnoses what ails us in our personal lives and in society, and offers a prescription for enriching each other's lives - and our own.'

Daniel Goleman, author Emotional Intelligence

'Profound, empathic, ultra-savvy ... This book is a balm and an inspiration just to read'

Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of MBSR, author of Full Catastrophe Living 

'Vivek Murthy brings his medical expertise, his considerable travels and his intellectual curiosity to explore what is clearly a new frontier'

Abraham Verghese, author Cutting for Stone

'We need Murthy's book now more than ever.'

David A. Kessler, author of bestsellers 'The End of Overeating', 'Capture', and 'Fast Carbs, Slow Carbs'. 

'A New Scientist 'Don't Miss' pick'

 New Scientist

'What shines through most of all is the humanity. This, you can tell, is a man who practises what he preaches, who isn't afraid to expose his own vulnerability and who understands that kindness, like charity, starts at home. ... We also see in this inspirational book: the radical, transformative, creative power of compassion and hope.'

 The Times

'Here's a book with much to say about our current trials of disconnection. ... In this engrossing book, Murthy offers solutions and inspiring case histories.'

 Daily Mirror

'Engrossing... the scope of the book is impressive... Together makes a compelling case that we must maintain our collective capacity for connection long after we have vanquished the virus'

 Sunday Express