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Alone: A Love Story

Category: Book
By (author): Parise, Michelle
Subject:  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Dating
  FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Divorce & Separation
  SELF-HELP / General
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Dundurn
Published: May 2020
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 8.50in x 5.50in x 1.00in
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$ 22.99
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From The Publisher*A memoir of falling in love, the fallout of infidelity, and everything messy in between - and the inspiration behind the hit CBC podcast. "Beautifully and powerfully written, Alone: A Love Story left me heartbroken and inspired at the same time." - Terry Fallis "A lyrical tribute to the intoxicating, dramatic, destructive and ultimately empowering nature of love." - Anna Maria Tremonti "Michelle Parise is the best company. Her passion and humour leap off the page." - Camilla Gibb The church wedding, the new house, a beautiful baby … Michelle was sold a dream and bought into it. But one day, nine years in, she wakes up in an empty bed, and The Husband isn't there. Then, he drops The Bomb - he was having an affair with a woman at work. Adrift and on the edge of forty - fuelled by grief, booze, and one-night stands - Michelle battles the monster she calls Loneliness, juggling being a part-time parent and part-time partier. Though dangerously close to rock bottom, Michelle takes a chance on love again with a dashing but complicated man - The Man with the White Shirt. Michelle, an expert in "emotional forensics," dives into the wreckage with candour and humour, uncovering a story about falling in and out of love, divorce, single parenthood, and the messy world of dating. What she finds, beneath it all, is life and the courage to face it alone. "Michelle Parise knows how to shape and deliver a story that will keep you coming back for more." - The Atlantic
From The Publisher*Love, marriage, baby. Michelle Parise bought into the dream. But one day, her husband drops The Bomb and she's suddenly alone. Michelle documents from falling in love to the fallout of infidelity and everything messy in between, finally finding life and hope in the aftermath.
Review Quote*This is a lyrical tribute to the intoxicating, dramatic, destructive and ultimately empowering nature of love. I could not stop reading Michelle's story, and now I cannot stop thinking about it.
Review Quote*Michelle Parise's story of love, betrayal, loss, and ultimately redemption, is filled with moments of grace, humour, pain, hope, and wisdom. Beautifully and powerfully written, Alone: A Love Story left me heartbroken and inspired at the same time.
Review Quote*Michelle Parise is the best company. Her passion and humour leap off the page.
Review Quote*Michelle Parise knows how to shape and deliver a story that will keep you coming back for more.
Review Quote*The storytelling is exemplary. The way the narrative unfolds, moving back and forth in time, conjures up the full scope of emotion - horror and anxiety and wonder and happiness. Parise's is a very particular story but in many ways it's universal and familiar. The thing I'm most struck by is the neat way she walks the tightrope between hope and despair, darkness and light.
Review Quote*Alone: A Love Story is an emotional memoir of a life exploded - the end of a marriage, referred to as The Bomb - and the chaos that follows. But it's also about what blooms in the wreckage. Beautifully written, intimate, alive and accessible, the story flows like a conversation with your most interesting, wise and exciting friend.
Review Quote*Michelle Parise is remarkable at rendering the (nearly) universal human experience of deceit into a tightly woven tapestry of vulnerability, rawness, and humour, and while she's doing it, makes you contemplate your inner life with more acceptance and compassion.
Review Quote*Brave, resonant and oh so raw. In Alone: A Love Story Michelle turns her greatest shock into a story that lets you get close enough to feel its sting and understand its nuance. Her book doubles as a survival guide for when it's your turn to rethink your relationship with love itself. Plus, Michelle Parise channels some seriously steamy Canadian Bridget Jones divorcee realness.