Essay on New Year's published in Salon

Here's the link.  The essay is about how three common kinds of New Year's loneliness correspond to the taxonomy of loneliness I experienced while living in solitude, and how the deepest level might actually be a spur to live a more meaningful live.

Review in the New York Times

Here's an excerpt from Dwight Garner's review in the New York Times:

"Mr. Axelrod is clearly a gifted writer. His book is flecked with wide-awake observations…He is fearless about showing himself in a bad light…The best thing about Mr. Axelrod's frequently absorbing book is how idiosyncratic it feels; he is a unique presence on the page. You feel he is saying, to quote Robert Louis Stevenson, 'You must suffer me to go my own dark way.'"