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100 Must-Read Books for the Socially Awkward

"Here are some book suggestions for and about loners, misfits, outcasts, over-analyzers, anxiety-ridden folks, introverts, psychopaths, and just the dismally uncool. (This isn't to suggest that these are synonymous, but surely there's a spectrum across at least some of these groups.) There are choices here for readers who want to feel sympathy, fear, sadness, wonder, or enlightenment."
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Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone (Eric Klinenberg)
Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone (Eric Klinenberg)
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Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
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The Psychopath Test (Jon Ronson)
The Psychopath Test (Jon Ronson)
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Playing Dead: A Journey Through the World of Death Fraud (Elizabeth Greenwood)
Playing Dead: A Journey Through the World of Death Fraud (Elizabeth Greenwood)
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In Search of the English Eccentric (Henry Hemming)
In Search of the English Eccentric (Henry Hemming)
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Stuart: A Life Backwards (Alexander Masters)
Stuart: A Life Backwards (Alexander Masters)
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The Arab of the Future: A Childhood in the Middle East (Riad Sattouf)
The Arab of the Future: A Childhood in the Middle East (Riad Sattouf)
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Curb Your Enthusiasm: Awaken the Social Assassin Within (Mark Ralkowski)
Curb Your Enthusiasm: Awaken the Social Assassin Within (Mark Ralkowski)
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The Sound and the Fury (William Faulkner)
The Sound and the Fury (William Faulkner)
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Ghost World (Daniel Clowes)
Ghost World (Daniel Clowes)
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The Harder They Come (T.C. Boyle)
The Harder They Come (T.C. Boyle)
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Stone Butch Blues (Leslie Feinberg)
Stone Butch Blues (Leslie Feinberg)
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Drinking Coffee Elsewhere (ZZ Packer)
Drinking Coffee Elsewhere (ZZ Packer)
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Shortcomings (Adrian Tomine)
Shortcomings (Adrian Tomine)
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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon
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Same Difference (Derek Kirk Kim)
Same Difference (Derek Kirk Kim)
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Wolf in White Van (John Darnielle)
Wolf in White Van (John Darnielle)
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Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
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The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
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The Lonely Londoners
The Lonely Londoners
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Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
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Londonstani (Gautam Malkani)
Londonstani (Gautam Malkani)
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The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
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Waiting (Ha Jin)
Waiting (Ha Jin)
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White Teeth
White Teeth
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Dead Languages (David Shields)
Dead Languages (David Shields)
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Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
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The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl (Issa Rae)
The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl (Issa Rae)
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Where'd You Go Bernadette
Where'd You Go Bernadette
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Indecision (Benjamin Kunkel)
Indecision (Benjamin Kunkel)
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How to Talk to Girls at Parties (Neil Gaiman)
How to Talk to Girls at Parties (Neil Gaiman)
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32 Candles (Ernessa T. Carter)
32 Candles (Ernessa T. Carter)
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About a Boy by Nick Hornby
About a Boy by Nick Hornby
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A Year in Van Nuys (Sandra Tsing Loh)
A Year in Van Nuys (Sandra Tsing Loh)
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Long Secret (Louise Fitzhugh)
Long Secret (Louise Fitzhugh)
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Early Bird (Rodney Rothman)
Early Bird (Rodney Rothman)
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Fangirl (Rainbow Rowell)
Fangirl (Rainbow Rowell)
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Diary of a Provincial Lady (E M Delafield)
Diary of a Provincial Lady (E M Delafield)
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The Accidental Tourist (Anne Tyler)
The Accidental Tourist (Anne Tyler)
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