Are you looking at the holidays with a jaundiced eye? Not looking forward to discussions about that vote? Are there relatives you’d rather gnaw an arm off than speak to for any length of time?
Be dull. By which of course I mean buy my book and become an expert in the art of Dullness. You can master the skill in a trice. Soon you’ll be the one people seek to avoid! Then you can enjoy reading in pleasant solitude with a nice beverage by your side.