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A Single Life Memoir: Self-Contained, by Emma John October 11, 2021

Posted by Onely in book review.
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In the not-so-distant past, I had the honor of joining singles advocate Peter McGraw on his progressive podcast Solo –The Single Person’s Guide to a Remarkable Life. We talked with author Emma John, who wrote the funny and insightful memoir Self-Contained: Scenes from a Single Life. It’s worth buying just for the scene where she gets stuck in the attic–a simultaneously hilarious and frightening moment, which you can hear more about on the podcast. If you can’t afford to buy books (and I’ve been there), another great way to support single writers is to ask your library to purchase Self-Contained for their collection. Librarians love recommendations, and the book gets exposure, and you can check it out for free when it arrives! If books are in your budget, please consider getting your reads from independent bookstores via IndieBound, instead of from The Evil Empire.*

The Self-Contained episode of Solo has also been posted on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and many other podcast directories, you can find it by searching Solo – The Single Person’s Guide to a Remarkable Life in your favorite Podcast App, or by clicking this link to iTunes or this link to Google Podcasts.


*No judgment though. My own purchases from The Evil Empire have probably financed all of Jeff Bezo’s (pause to calculate) luxury hot tub plumbing repairs.  


1. Clofa - October 12, 2021

Thank you for this! I’ve been trying to find something to read or listen to that won’t disappoint me in the end with the person finding romantic love/marriage to fulfill their life 🙄

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