Happiest of book birthdays to Alone: A Love Story by Michelle Parise, out now from Dundurn Press! 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

A gutsy and wildly intimate memoir of a life turned upside-down by grief, Alone: A Love Story is at once personal and universal, heartbreaking and hopeful. Michelle Parise dives into the wreckage of her divorce with candour and humour, uncovering a story of falling in and out of love, single parenthood, and the messy world of dating. In her story, don’t be surprised if you find yourself between the lines, there in the disappointment, loss, heartbreak and wonder. Parise reminds us that our feelings are not in isolation.

The book, out now, was the inspiration behind the hit CBC Podcast of the same name. Parise adapted the manuscript and performed and produced the podcast that’s been downloaded over 9-million times and has won international acclaim, including three New York Festivals Radio Awards.

Michelle Parise is an award-winning journalist, writer, and performer. She has worked for the CBC for more than two decades, in everything from children’s television to music programming and documentary making, as well as at the helm of many national radio programs. She’s also a soccer player, parent, and champion campfire builder. The daughter of Italian immigrants, she was born and raised in Toronto where she still lives today. Michelle is represented by Samantha Haywood.