"party of one" by anneli rufus: new york, marlowe & co., 2003. paperback, 285 pp., including endnotes and bibliography.
Anneli Rufus takes on the conglomerate community in this excellent book subtitled "the loner's manifesto." The book is divided into stand-alone chapters according to subjects like technology, community, popular culture, and clothing.
A very enjoyable read with many notable quotes for those of us who are thriving (or wish to be) in spite of an incipient need for our own solitude.
You may come away from reading this book, as sapphoq did, with a renewed appreciation for your gifted loner spirit.