Champagne for One: A Celebration of Solitude (Hardcover)
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Simon says, raise your hand if you’re a single lady.
Single or not, most women could use a little more solitude than the world typically offers. Like many, Rebekah Iliff has spent ample time pondering her need for it, how much to ask for, and wondering why the world paints it in such a negative light. After the sudden loss of a close friend, she decided to go forward with their birthday spa day alone, and found herself drinking a glass of champagne solo in a spa, much to fellow patrons’ concern. This experience later sparked the poem “Champagne for One,” a joyful reflection on intentional solitude, and bubbled into this namesake collection of poetry and essays.
With sharp wit and sly satire, Iliff paints a picture of complete personal content, where you will finally see yourself embracing the value of solitary life and laughing along the way. Discover an array of conversation enders and a recipe for stag stew—the secret ingredient? 4 ounces of confidence—that will leave you equipped to take on even the most clingy companions and matchmaking expectations.
Champagne for One is a delightful spotlight on how to own being alone, perfect as a gift to a friend or as a treat to your solitary self.
Rebekah Iliff is a writer and entrepreneur based in Nashville, Tennessee. Her work has appeared in Inc., Entrepreneur, Mashable, Forbes, Business Insider, New York Times, Topeka Capital-Journal, Syndrome Magazine, HuffPost Comedy, Points in Case, Weekly Humorist, Slackjaw Humor, Erma Bombeck blog, The Satirist, Little Old Lady Comedy, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and countless other publications. Visit rebekahiliff.com to view her portfolio and learn more about her entrepreneurial journey. Follow her on Twitter @rebekahiliff and Instagram @rebekahiliffweaver.
"Do yourself a favor. Find a secluded spot on the beach or in the back of your closet, grab something bubbly, and get lost in Champagne for One." —Mr. Shannon Carpenter, humorist and author of The Ultimate Stay-at-Home Dad
"A game changer....From page one until the end, I laughed, sighed, agreed and nodded 'yes' emphatically." —Deirdre Breakenridge, author and host of “Women Worldwide” podcast
"Charming....You walk away wanting to drink a glass of champagne and toast yourself!" —Blayr Austin, humorist and The Second City faculty member
"Rebekah Iliff’s Champagne for One turns myths about solitude on their head." —Foreword Reviews
"Brilliant, clever, witty, refreshing, and wonderful." —Kelly Sayre, founder of The Diamond Arrow Group and author of Sharp Women: Embrace Your Intuition, Build Your Situational Awareness, and Live Life Unafraid
"I absolutely love Champagne for One with its relatable and heartfelt messages about the joys and taboos of solitude." —Alicia Enstrom, classically trained violinist, composer, and producer (Nashville Symphony, Cirque du Soleil, Radio City Christmas Spectacular)
"Despite [Champagne for One's] heavy inception point, Iliff lets her comedic voice as a humorist and graduate of Second City shine through in the work." —Main Street Nashville
"At a time when many of us have experienced a great deal of isolation, this is a great way to reflect on solitude and look at it from a whole new perspective." —Spy.com