The Unexpected Joy of Being Single


Recommended for anyone taking a break from dating and relationships – or who thinks they need to. Particularly relevant to those who have found themselves in numerous unhealthy or unsatisfying relationships.

Content note: includes discussion of alcoholism


We say:

This book is an excellent mix of stats, facts, social commentary and shared personal experience. It is (very) honest, conversational and funny, but also unpacks some serious social issues about how we get our sense of self-worth, and the pressure to be coupled up.

From a young age, Gray felt she would only be worth something if she could get and keep a man. She learned people would like her if she was attractive. She went on to a life of parties, drinking and sexual conquest. Over time, she found herself struggling with addiction to alcohol and returning repeatedly to unhealthy relationships. After reaching a crisis point, she embarked on a year of No Relationships. This book shares what she learned about herself, her worth, society, and how to avoid the love addiction trap.

Highly recommended for anyone who relates to Gray’s pattern of unhealthy relationships, or anyone who would like to be able to embrace living singly.

Additional information

Format Paperback
Weight 242 g
Dimensions 167 × 127 × 20 mm
Book Author

ISBN 9781912023813


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