Why I Love Singlehood

  • by Elisa Lorello, Sarah Girrell
  • Narrated by Suehyla El-Attar
  • 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Eva Perino is single and proud of it. So proud, in fact, that she regularly boasts about it in her blog, Why I Love Singlehood. But upon learning of her ex-boyfriend’s engagement, Eva discovers her foundation is weaker than her façade. So begins a clumsy (and occasionally uproarious) search for love as she secretly joins an online dating site, tries her hand at speed dating, and gets involved with one of the regulars at her coffee shop, The Grounds.
But the self-prescribed “experiment” quickly unravels as Eva witnesses the trials and tribulations of her best friend Minerva’s marriage, her sister’s suburban family, her manager Norman’s possible crush on her, and the one guy she can’t seem to stop thinking about. Soon, Eva’s simple search for a date becomes a deeper exploration of love - sexual, platonic, and familial - and a powerful examination of who (or what) is the true love of her life.
Sparkling with warmth and wit, Why I Love Singlehood is a delicious and insightful must-listen for anyone - single or otherwise - who has ever been stymied by love.

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What make a book stand out for me…? I don’t like to see a book with a face on the cover. Especially romance books or Young adult books because it is easier for me to imagine the attractive character then it is to forget an unattractive face a book cover. I like a little drama, a little romance, and a little chaos with a great story and Elisa Lorello covers all that for me. Her books are realistic. You can actually apply the situation to your personal life. I have over 500 audio books and about 150 paperbacks that I have read and listen to within the past 3 years. And what I’ve noticed about all my books is that there aren’t many that stand out. When an Author writes a certain genre they have also read similar books. At times it feels like they rewrote a popular book by changing names of characters and ending it with a twist. Sometimes when I start a new book I have to stop to make sure I haven’t already read it. With Elisa Lorello I don’t have to guess. Her books stand out. This book stands out. This is a book that I would listen to again.
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Engaging story and an even better performance

Would you listen to Why I Love Singlehood again? Why?

I don't typically re-visit stories, but if I were to re-visit one WILS would be it. It was a very well written, enjoyable story that is believable even though I cannot personally relate to the perspective of the protagonist.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Why I Love Singlehood?

The story wasn't typical for the genre with a lot of highs, lows, and theatrical drama. It was really just a great read that was representative of what I imagine life may hold for many 30-something singles. No one particular moment stands out - it was simply a great story all around.


What does Suehyla El-Attar bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Suehyla provided the best audio-book performance I have ever read. I found myself checking the credits to verify that it was truly a singular narration. Her performance was just that - a performance. Many narrators simply read the text with different voices, however Ms. El-Attar brought the story to life as if it were being performed on a stage. She is truly gifted!


If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

"From the Grounds up"


Any additional comments?

Great story! A very enjoyable listen for my workday commute time.

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- Aisha

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-08-2012
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio