Champagne for One: A Celebration of Solitude
By Rebekah Iliff
An exploration of flying solo from the vantage point of various characters through a collection of snack-able essays, poetry, satire, and whimsical illustrations.
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.
About the Author
Rebekah Iliff on Points in Case – Rebekah 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.
“By the end, readers learn to embrace time alone rather than just survive it. I’m personally more of a whiskey guy, but, after Champagne for One, I’ll be enjoying my whiskey by myself more often.”
—Joseph Thomas, comedy writer and host of the “Mortified” podcast
“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.”
“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)
More Book Details
- Publisher: The Collective Book Studio (February 8, 2022)
- Hardcover: 114 pages
- Dimensions: 5 x 0.6 x 7 inches