The book offers advice to those who have never been alone, those alone for the first time and those who have been alone but are now lonely.
Unfortunately the author falls short of her purpose. She does not reach a major portion of the population who are deeply affected by being alone: the elderly and the chronically depressed.
Her chipper advice -- to go out and exercise, do good deeds for someone else, focus on the good things in life -- can be implemented by those with slight doses of loneliness. The sick elderly person who is home bound alone most of the time, or sitting in a nursing home, or the deeply depressed adult or child -- will find no comfort in the poem.
The illustrations are bright and colorful, somewhat reminiscent of the 1960's posters by Sister Corita. However, the elderly might find them visually disturbing, full of circles and swirls which are vaguely psychedelic.
Fans of the You Tube poem may enjoy the book. However, those seeking real comfort and advice about loneliness will do well to look elsewhere.