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Obama's former Surgeon General explores the global loneliness epidemic - and how we can overcome it

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Dr. Vivek H. Murthy is a physician, researcher, public health expert, and entrepreneur. From 2014 to 2017, he served as the 19th Surgeon General of the United States, tackling the nation's most urgent public health issues, including the opioid epidemic, vaccine-preventable illness, and physical activity. His writings have been published in leading medical journals, newspapers and magazines, and his work has been covered extensively in national and international media.


Fascinating, moving and essential reading -- Atul Gawande
This book is a gift for us all. -- Susan Cain, author * Quiet *
Powerful ... cogent and compassionate -- Siddhartha Mukherjee, author * The Emperor of All Maladies *
Brilliant ... exactly what the doctor ordered. -- Angela Duckworth, author * Grit *
The most important book you'll read this year. -- Daniel H. Pink, author of 'When' and 'Drive'
Moving and well-evidenced ... shows how the deadly effects take hold and what we can all do to defeat this scourge of modern society. -- Lord Richard Layard, author * Happiness *
Together stands with Atul Gawande's classic, Being Mortal. -- Malcolm Gladwell
If we could put Together in a capsule, it would be a blockbuster drug. -- Dan Buettner, National Geographic Fellow and Bestselling author of * The Blue Zones *
With a compelling narrative, rigorous evidence, and a timely call to action, this book is a good omen for our mental health and social well-being. -- Adam Grant, bestselling author of ORIGINALS and GIVE AND TAKE
What shines through most of all is the humanity ... great eloquence and clarity ... inspirational -- Christina Patterson * Sunday Times *
Brilliantly diagnoses what ails us in our personal lives and in society, and offers a prescription for enriching each other's lives - and our own. -- Daniel Goleman, author * Emotional Intelligence *
Profound, empathic, ultra-savvy ... This book is a balm and an inspiration just to read -- Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of MBSR, author of Full Catastrophe Living
Vivek Murthy brings his medical expertise, his considerable travels and his intellectual curiosity to explore what is clearly a new frontier -- Abraham Verghese, author * Cutting for Stone *
We need Murthy's book now more than ever. -- David A. Kessler, author of bestsellers 'The End of Overeating', 'Capture', and 'Fast Carbs, Slow Carbs'.

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