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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Engaging story and an even better performance
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.
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.
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!
"From the Grounds up"
Great story! A very enjoyable listen for my workday commute time.