Why did I write this book?
I’ve lived on my own and been single for over 30 years. As a member of the single-supplement-paying fraternity, I realise that there are both upsides and downsides to living alone, and my starting point is to take this for granted. However, whilst we should celebrate the upsides, we shouldn’t put up with the downsides.
The one thing I won’t take for granted is that people without a
partner, who live on their own, are somehow second-class citizens,
sometimes even in their own eyes. I am familiar with, and write
about, the fear that makes us single ourselves out (pun intended) of
aspects of everyday life, simply because we are not a half of a pair.
I therefore hope that my little book will help anyone who struggles
with their solo life to live it, doing the things that they enjoy without excuses, and without fear of being seen to be alone.