Loneliness as a Way of Life is a sad, eligiac rumination about loneliness, quite different from the other Loneliness title reviewed here earlier, which cast a clinical look at the lonely. This one will appeal more to the literature minded, as the author uses King Lear, The Old Man and the Sea, and many other references to analyze the feelings and action of lonely people. It’s not my cup of tea. My favorite parts of the book were the ones where he got more personal, speaking of growing up as a orphan and the early death of his wife. Alas, the personal bits are just that, bits.