The author — a former newspaperman — diagnoses the problem of our failing sense of community in a most readable way.
In We, the Lonely People, Ralph Keyes describes and laments the contemporary evidence of our loss of community. His catalog is extensive, and he presents it with imagination,. concern, poignancy and humor.
Keyes writes with perception, humor and hard-won wisdom. His book is hopeful and constructive, coming at a time when it is sorely needed.
Mr. Keyes regards this book as comprising “optimistic comments on marriage and community.” His view is too modest. It is actually a series of unusually perceptive and entertaining chapters on the cultural and emotional phenomena of our time, from shopping centers and Holiday Inns to survival in an urban environment. The unifying factor among these …