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Champagne for One
Champagne for One

Champagne for One

A Celebration of Solitude



112 Pages, 5 x 7

Formats: Cloth, EPUB

Cloth, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: February 2022

ISBN 9781951412401

Rights: WOR

The Collective Book Studio (Feb 2022)


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Embrace solitude and celebrate your power as an individual with Champagne for One. With witty essays and practical tips, this book makes the perfect gift for women who want to build confidence in practicing quality alone time. Through poetry and charming, witty essays, Champagne for One highlights the joys of solitude. Like many women, the author found herself hesitant to eat alone in a restaurant or intentionally spend time completely on her own, and she wanted to feel comfortable no matter where she went and without feeling obligated to add a plus one. So, she set off to intentionally do things alone. By the time she found herself alone sitting in the middle of a busy restaurant and joyfully drinking a glass of champagne, she realized she not only felt great, she wanted to let women everywhere know that they could feel the same way. In fact, spending time in solitude, whether it's for a few days or just a few hours, is a necessary act to slow down and give yourself space to regroup. With a selection of conversation enders to chase away unwanted companions and great suggestions for where to explore on your own safely, this lovely book is the perfect gift to yourself (or a single friend) as you relish solitude and own being alone.


"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." —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    

Author Biography

Rebekah Ileff is a Nashville, Tennessee-based writer, founder of WriteVest, and former tech entrepreneur. Her writing and contributions have appeared in Inc., Entrepreneur, Mashable, HuffPost, New York Times, Topeka Capital Journal, Fast Company, Weekly Humorist, Points in Case, Slackjaw, The Syndrome Magazine, Erma Bombeck blog, and more. Client portfolio includes brands such as Visa, Freddie Mac, Personal Capital, BluWave, NINJIO, Resilia, PBS, Carrot Group, Porch, and Qualtrics.Holly Maher is a graphic designer, children's book author and illustrator, and singer-songwriter. She is the founder of Wink Wink Paper Co., a stationery, paper goods, and art brand based in the historic Germantown neighborhood of Nashville, TN. Wink Wink's biggest aim is to inspire you, make you giggle, and connect you with the people you love like crazy through their quirky, sweet, and cheeky products.