Secret Pandemic

Simone Heng

The world was in a loneliness crisis long before Covid-19.

As human beings, our brains are wired for connection. The feelings of disconnectedness people are facing today—isolation within our families, digital addiction, emotional trauma— hold worrying consequences for our mental well-being.

We’ve lost touch with the human tribe we were born into.

In this compelling guide to navigating connection in our modern world, human connection phenom Simone Heng walks you through the meaning of human connection as it relates to every aspect of life. Learn how to distinguish authentic connection from fake substitutes, understand how family trauma affects the way you connect with others, and discover the precise orbits of friendship you need to feel socially fulfilled.

Human connection is one of our most essential needs. With Secret Pandemic: The Search for Connection in a Lonely World, you can stop searching for it and start living it, forging the genuine connections we all crave.

Press & Praise

Shelly Tygielski, author of Sit Down to Rise Up: How Radical Self-Care Can Change the World and Founder of Pandemic of Love

Simone is a force to be reckoned with. Her understanding of human connection comes from a place of genuine curiosity, and she has successfully harnessed that force into this book, sharing that passion with all of us.

Sue Cheung, writer and award-winning author of Chinglish

It took several breakdowns and years of soul-searching before I found the answer when I could have just read this one book. Simone knows the score, she's been through it, and now she's going to show us how, when we truly connect to ourselves and each other, life finally takes on that sense of ease we've all been looking for.

Steve Sims, Creative Disruptor at STEVEDSIMS.COM and author of Bluefishing: The Art of Making Things Happen

I talk all the time about human connection in business, this book proves that it's the foundation of how we live every aspect of our lives.

Simone Heng is a human connection specialist and former international broadcaster for Virgin Radio Dubai, HBO Asia, and CNBC, among others. With over fifteen years of experience around the world as a communicator on-air, on stage, and one-on-one, connection has always been her life’s work.As a speaker, Simone inspires people to connect in a world thirsty for connection. She has spoken to thousands and often for Fortune 500 organizations. Her clients include Google, Bytedance, Salesforce, SAP, L’Oréal, TEDx, The United Nations, and many more. Simone and her work have been featured on CNN and in Vogue, Elle, and Harper’s Bazaar, among others. –This text refers to the paperback edition.

More Lioncrest Work

View All Books