Allison Gilbert is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and one of the most influential writers and speakers on life’s deepest challenges — grief and loss, caregiving and chronic illness, and the growing public health crisis of social isolation and loneliness.
Dr. Ruth Westheimer and Allison Gilbert in 2023 | @agilbertwriter
Coming September 3, 2024
Dr. Ruth’s strategies are essential for building the kinds of bonds that will reduce loneliness and transform lives.
— Gretchen Rubin

An urgent guide to combating loneliness, with 100 ways to build meaningful relationships right now, from the iconic therapist and first “Loneliness Ambassador” in the country.

When U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy declared loneliness an epidemic, Dr. Ruth Westheimer knew that her unique perspective and expertise could help. Long-beloved for breaking stigmas around sex and sexuality, Dr. Ruth has made it her new mission to help individuals break free from the bonds of hopelessness and isolation. Dr. Ruth, with Emmy Award-winning journalist Allison Gilbert and longtime collaborator Pierre Lehu, tackles the subject with compassion and her trademark no-nonsense approach.

As Dr. Ruth knows, our needs go well beyond the bedroom. This is urgent work. We’re lucky to have her in the fight.
— Dan Harris

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Dr. Ruth has done it again! If only I could give this book to my lonely twenty-something self.
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