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Everyone fears being alone. Loneliness can, at times, be terrifying and anxiety-inducing, especially when everyone around you seems to be enjoying their blissfully perfect relationship. But this anthology, comprised of 16 honest and thoughtful essays, will remind you why being single may not be the worst thing in the world and that, simply, it will all be okay in the end.

©2014 Thought Catalog (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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  • Sara Kelly
  • 25-07-2016

The most depressing book EVER

The way the narrator tried to change her voice between the early chapters was almost offensive and irritating . The book itself "the terrible loneliness of being single and why it will be ok". Every chapter until the last final 5 minutes of the book were about why being single is the worst, most depressing pathetic stage of life. The "bad" was highlighted in excruciating painful snarky slit-your-wrist now detail. The "good" was equally depressing as in " yay. You can even masturbate standing in the living room in front of the window". Yes perspective readers, that is supposed be one of the "positive" aspects of being single.

I'm all for sarcastic humor, but chose the book for the "and why it is all going to be ok".

This book is for you if:

you are on the fence of being depressed over being single, and need help getting to full blown depression. Or

You just got out of a horrible relationship and need to wallow in the negative aspects of being in a relationship.

I did stay to the end some what out of curiosity, the way I'll watch a really horrible movie thinking that eventually surely it will get better. Also because I wanted to see if there would ever be any "and it will be OK advice." (Which was basically you'll live through ).


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  • C. A. Martin
  • 08-01-2021

The worst

Winey voicesounding narration I'm 35. Give me a break. Just aweful book not worthy of anyone's time may 30 year olds.








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  • Lisa Schutte
  • 01-06-2021

Perfect!

This is exactly what I needed to hear in this season in my life! Thank you for sharing.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-02-2021

funny and uplifting

ignore the people complaining about this book. listen to it, it's great, including the narrator

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  • Kate
  • 19-12-2020

Cute

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Solid ending (but I’m in my 50s not my 30s so younger folks may or may not agree)

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  • Ladydreadz
  • 25-11-2020

I LOVED this Book!!!!

Clearly the people that had an issue with this book or not complete being alone. It was hilarious and refreshing. It totally describes the life of a everyday single person!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-05-2020

Uff!

This wasn’t worth $1.99. There is nothing worse than listening to someone go on for 1 hr 45 minutes...thinking they are hilarious. Yes if you have simple humor, enjoy stories and laugh at pretty much everything, then this is for you! If you’re looking for something serious for a sensitive, personal issue, then keep searching.

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  • MISS A GARCIA
  • 10-03-2018

Ok if you have an extremely simple life

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

Ok I suppose of you are a teenager or in your twenties and the most serious relationship you have ever had lasted a year tops. You finish with nothing and no one to worry about other than yourself and which shoes will you buy next.Try being nearly 50, with a 25 year relationship crashing and a tone of responsibilities left on your shoulders. I think loneliness has a different meaning then.With the exception of a couple of chapters I found this book childish, stupid and an utter waste of time. Maybe is an age thing.

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