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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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Coming September 19

Coming September 19

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With raw honesty, Michelle Parise takes you along on her winding journey from lust to heartbreak, through loneliness and despair, to eventually finding the courage to face the question mark of life, alone. The series is available Sept. 19.
The final season of Alone: A Love Story by Michelle Parise arrives February 2019. Until then, here's a tease of what's to come.
A macabre urban legend of love, betrayal, weed, gentrification, cannibalism and survival of the fittest. Listen to the first episode of Gimlet's new scripted fiction podcast The Horror of Dolores Roach, starring Daphne Rubin-Vega and Bobby Cannavale.
Explosive love, beef brisket and "f--k yes!" Michelle Parise shares two scenes from the cutting room floor.
From CBC Podcasts and Mermaid Palace, Asking For It is a queer contemporary take of the Goldilocks tale: about love, music, and breaking the cycle of abuse. Goldie escapes a chaotic childhood only to go from a partner who starves her of love to a partner who nearly drowns her in it, before learning to be just right on her own. Subscribe to Asking For It at hyperurl.co/askingforit
It's okay to grieve when things are beyond our control. Michelle Parise shares words of wisdom for these uncertain times. Plus, some news! "Alone: A Love Story" is now a book.
Chapter 1: Not if, how

Chapter 1: Not if, how

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On the cusp of her 39th birthday, recently divorced Michelle struggles with a complicated new romance. A drunken tarot card reading returns her to 1999, when she first met The Scientist (soon to be The Husband) and all was filled with promise.
Chapter 2: Why not?

Chapter 2: Why not?

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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.
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.
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.
Chapter 5: The bomb

Chapter 5: The bomb

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By the time the baby is four, The Husband has become a stranger in his own home. There are arguments and few answers as to why. One day, Michelle finds a tell-tale umbrella and soon after, she's hit with the bomb called Affair.
Chapter 6: Fallout

Chapter 6: Fallout

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In the wake of The Bomb, Michelle becomes a shell of her former self, and slowly spirals down, deeper and deeper into grief and straight into the arms of the monster, Loneliness.
Chapter 7: Protection

Chapter 7: Protection

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In the first weeks after The Bomb, friends, family, co-workers and strangers show kindness and support, and The Husband has a revelation about kindness too.
Michelle and The Husband pack up their house together, dismantling 12 years in two months. They move out and into two apartments across the street from one another, committed to raising their daughter together.
Chapter 9: Freedom

Chapter 9: Freedom

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Michelle looks to superconnector friends to help her re-enter the world as a single person. Late nights and spontaneity reawaken parts of her she didn't realize were dormant.
Chapter 10: Forza

Chapter 10: Forza

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Michelle goes to Italy to be with the people that are, and the place that is, her anchor. The sea, soil and family ground her, and a new bond is made with her father. She returns to Canada with her life a big question mark.
No matter how many times love kicks her in the shins, Michelle won’t give up hope. Stick with her. Season 2 of Alone: A Love Story launches April 4.
Sex, sailboats and a Dark 'n Stormy. Season 2 kicks off with first times and quantum leaps...
Chapter 12: Half-Life

Chapter 12: Half-Life

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Hookup culture, the paradox of choice, a cute/crazy guy and love off the coast of Newfoundland...
Princess Leia, part-time parenting, the invisible thread and music in the MRI...
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Comments (40)

Pic Nz

a wholatropic challenge on the basic tenets of life that is honesty,authenticity. integrity. truth. love the music. Broken Social Scene? it's tests my filters

Apr 10th
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Tulu

What the heck I wrote a comment and it sent it the guy personally🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️ My comment was meant for the thread. Being this: stop being a victim women. Shit happens to everyone. Men are not bad.

Feb 2nd
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Jeanette Mikulski

I so needed to hear your beautiful story today, as I enjoyed my quiet solitude and pondered my loves and losses. Well done!

Jan 13th
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Alisson Carlyle

great story. thank you

Jul 25th
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Jenny Kerr

What happened to season 3? I don't see it on here 😭

Apr 22nd
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Сергей Грабовский

Im learning english & i love this channel sucha nice accent

Mar 7th
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Deborah Cooper

are these podcast true or fiction?

Feb 27th
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JJ Todilinus

This became a pathetic self indulgent feminist bullshit. Typical woman. All about her. Total irrationality. Dates a guy who only wants her part time and turns down the ones who want her full time. But whines. And whines. I hope she ends up alone for good.

Feb 13th
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Tania Bastos

I have listened to this podcast so many times I love it cant wait for season 3

Jan 10th
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mikhailah

it's like reliving the shit show i've been through but in a different mindset, hopeful and knowing that i got through it and i'm fine and i'm better off.

Dec 14th
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rrp

the person one marry's, is a soulmate for life. Their union is a means to a purpose. sometimes, one party or the other refuses to accept their own souls' personal need. marriage is not dependent on a person first feeling ready or self- fulfilled. picture instead, a ""BROKEN"" heart. the symbol of two halves with the zig-zag in the middle.

Dec 7th
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Kayls

I’m really enjoying this series it’s so intriguing

Oct 12th
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Suzann Cruikshank

I love this story, so brutally honest. But I hate the static sound, maybe the more soothing sound of a album sound??? Anyway, you are so smart!!!

Jul 24th
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Suzann Cruikshank

I love your honesty, especially when it comes to having a baby.

Jul 24th
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Billie Yuan

My mind literally exploded.

Jun 30th
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JJ Todilinus

Ok you lost me as a listener. That moment in episode 14 when victimhood mentality rage comes out and you tell men to "shut up and listen" in a demonic voice, I immediately thought "ok no more of this." You sleep around with dudes 10-15 yrs younger than yourself, are drunk with strangers in their homes, complain and whine non stop, then blame OTHER men for what some guy did to you. Poor poor victim you, when you toy around with guys and call them PG 24 and other disrespectful misandrist terms that demean and objectify men, (this is how petty feminists get), it's just you having fun. But when something bad happens to you somehow it isn't even your responsibility to report it (coward) but your responsibility to yell and guys who haven't been laid in 10 years listening to your program to better understand women. F$) k off will ya?

Jun 10th
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Leanne Betts

Michelle Parise I am loving Alone A Love Story. Your voice perfectly delivers the emotional and raw side of this story. The story is so real I have cried.

May 21st
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Megan Barr

I am finding so much of this story so relatable. You've got me in tears but listening to Alone has made me feel less... alone.

Apr 10th
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JJ Todilinus

WHAT! NEW SEASON? I LOVE YOU hehe

Apr 8th
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YunJi Choi

oh my!!!!!! the new season <3

Apr 5th
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