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Alone: A Love Story

Alone: A Love Story is an award-winning memoir by Michelle Parise. With candour and humour, Michelle delves into the deepest, darkest aspects of her divorce and her new life as a part-time parent, part-time partier.

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Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

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Chapter 24: Falling

The edge of despair, The Husband becomes a dandy, and the trouble with truth and trust.


7 Feb 2019

Rank #1

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Chapter 23: In Dreams

PDA in NYC, running in circles and sex as ceasefire.


6 Feb 2019

Rank #2

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Chapter 11: Hold It Together

Sex, sailboats and a Dark 'n Stormy. Season 2 kicks off with first times and quantum leaps...


4 Apr 2018

Rank #3

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Chapter 2: Why not?

The relationship with The Scientist proves harder than expected, and yet he surprise-proposes right when a huge world tragedy occurs. Michelle says yes, starting a chain of compromises as they plan a wedding and get married.


20 Sep 2017

Rank #4

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Chapter 12: Half-Life

Hookup culture, the paradox of choice, a cute/crazy guy and love off the coast of Newfoundland...


5 Apr 2018

Rank #5

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Chapter 13: The Saddest Optimist

Princess Leia, part-time parenting, the invisible thread and music in the MRI...


6 Apr 2018

Rank #6

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Chapter 20: Someone Good

Tarot cards, Lou Reed's bookend and a serpent eating its own tail...


13 Apr 2018

Rank #7

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Chapter 14: Adrift

Springsteen, breaking the one and done policy, The Bad Ones and an orphan Christmas...


7 Apr 2018

Rank #8

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Chapter 18: He Exists

Begging God for a boyfriend, a man in a white shirt, floating on Cloud 9 and Destiny's Child...


11 Apr 2018

Rank #9

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Chapter 15: The New World

Dancing, being Italian, a man in the kitchen and advice from an ex-husband...


8 Apr 2018

Rank #10

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Chapter 17: The Lonely

Bob Dylan's curse, what lonely feels like and a visit with the matchmaker...


10 Apr 2018

Rank #11

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Chapter 16: Sidelines

A favourite lover, the divorce office, a crazy request and a (not so sure) sure thing...


9 Apr 2018

Rank #12

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Chapter 19: So It Goes

U2, unicorns, a journey to the red hills and the curse of Drew Barrymore...


12 Apr 2018

Rank #13

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Chapter 3: The feelings I don't feel

The first four years of marriage are a happy, love-drunk time until The Husband delivers an ultimatum. Michelle reluctantly (at first) gets pregnant, and everything starts to change in her — physically and mentally.


21 Sep 2017

Rank #14

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Chapter 4: Impossible to see

Michelle struggles with the isolation of maternity leave and emptiness sets in as she feels less and less like herself. Just as she's about to return to work, there's a surprising event and everything changes again.


22 Sep 2017

Rank #15