Finally, an insightful and powerful book that guides us towards inner freedom that is possible when we befriend aloneness. This is for all women, single or not: The stories and practical guidance offered in this book teach us about living and loving fully.
—Tara Brach, Buddhist teacher and author of Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha
In On My Own Florence Falk bravely and soulfully invites women to reimagine aloneness—to see it as a gift rather than a failure. Her book is a call to wholeness, independence, and empowerment.
—Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues
There's no denying that to embrace being a woman alone isn't easy. But as Falk makes clear in this useful and appealing manual, it's inaccurate, unfair, and unhealthy to equate being alone with being unwanted or a failure. On My Own offers plenty of evidence for Falk's central thesis that 'aloneness is an opportunity, a state brimming with potentiality, with resources for renewed life.' Falk offers plenty of material to help even women with partners to understand the distinction between being abandoned and choosing to be alone, and to appreciate the healing and nurturing benefits of solitude.
Florence Falk's On My Own is a provocative, smart read for any woman who is alone, wants to be alone, or is figuring out how to be alone. An empowering, emotionally honest book that is long overdue.
—Amy Sohn, author of Run Catch Kiss and My Old Man.
On My Own looks at the joy, pain, and necessity of living solo in a society that still views unattached women as spinsters and old maids... An engaging read, [it] empowers more than it prescribes... the ideas here are important and Falk presents them with a comforting combination of analysis and empathy.
—Body & Soul