Bustle picks The Point of Vanishing as one of 13 Memoirs That Prove There's Nothing You Can't Overcome
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.
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.'"