Any woman over the age of 30 will remember the first time they read Eat Pray Love. When Elizabeth Gilbert’s self-helpy memoir was published in 2006, it became a bible for women everywhere who felt a little bit lost, a bit disconnected, wondering, ‘Does anyone feel the same way I do?’ Book clubs couldn’t get enough of it. Oprah was jumping on couches over it. Gilbert said what a lot of women were thinking but could never put into words. In writing Eat Pray Love, she gave us an unprecedented look at the life of an ordinary woman who couldn’t help but ask, ‘Is there anything more than this?’ LISTEN: Jessie Stephens recommends the podcast you need to be listening to. (Post continues…) Now there’s a podcast that’ll give you exactly the same feels. It’s called Alone: A Love Story and it’s a memoir about lust, love, heartbreak and slowly learning to be OK on your own. The 10-episode series is written and narrated by Michelle Parise, a CBC producer, and the story is edited by Veronica Simmonds, a CBC audio artist, from their hometown of Toronto. Throughout the podcast, Michelle tells her own story of love, loss and loneliness, and in doing so, taps into wider themes of loneliness and the kind of despair we all feel at different times in our lives.
— Alone: A Love Story (@alonecbc) September 19, 2017