Alone: A Love Story
About This Show
Alone: A Love Story, is a memoir about love, the bomb, and the fallout. With raw honesty, over 10 episodes, 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.
Most Recent Episode
Chapter 20: Someone Good
Tarot cards, Lou Reed's bookend and a serpent eating its own tail...
Rated 3 out of
Good storytelling, though uneven
Yes, love is wonderful and hard, sometimes at the same time. I'm sorry the author experienced heartbreak. Her writing is at times compelling and introspective, at other times sugary and bitter. Feminist? Serial monogamist? Lost single mom? All of the above, at times. I had difficulty connecting to the emotions because of the temporal jumping. The audio was also uneven--at time complimentary, at times intrusive. The scratchy record audio between entries/acts was repetitive. The author's writing changed in the last episode of season 1 (I'm curious why is there a season 2?) to be a little overly sentimental. I do understand feeling rooted in place and people, but the tonal change was not smooth.
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 2 out of
So Grateful I Don't Know Her
The podcaster would be the kind of person I would meet who would unfortunately sit next to me on a bus. She would talk about herself non-stop, while I would yearn to arrive at my destination. Even in a 20 minute ride, I would recognize all the things that I don't like about her: her overly dramatic way of talking, her self-absorption, and her impulsivity, which has led to her discussion of all of her mistakes and how she is learning from them (but really isn't). Obviously, a podcast is a soliloquy so of course she is the only one talking, but I think she would be the same way in real life. Her perspective is mostly all black or white: everything is either amazing or terrible, unlike life. Full disclosure: I could only make it through four episodes. I'm sure I'll hear more some day on the bus from someone much like her.
Date published: 2018-03-04
Rated 3 out of
Simple and nice
The music and sound effects made me feel disconnected from the story to often. The women was overly dramatic most times, but it fit well with her story. No real growth happened, I feel if she waited a while longer to tell this story it would have been better. Still very nice and if you like melancholy love stories this is the one for you.
Date published: 2017-12-28