Alone in the Backseat

Alone in the Backseat

by Jennifer Lourie
Alone in the Backseat

Alone in the Backseat

by Jennifer Lourie


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Growing up in Maine, alone in the backseat of my parents' car, I dreamed of replicating my idyllic childhood when I was older with a family of my own. But, a revolving door of Craigslist roommates and Tinder/Bumble dates following my divorce at age 35 resulted in my adult life turning out to be the opposite of what I expected, manifested by the fact that I still find myself alone in the backseat.

Faced with the challenge of making my mortgage payments after my husband left, I posted an ad to rent out my living room. Over the past eight years, I have shared my one bedroom apartment with 71 people from sixteen countries, sometimes four at a time! Thanks to my resourcefulness and perseverance, I avoided financial ruin and made friends from all over the world.

Although I have experienced the lows of loneliness and divorce, I am grateful for the many times in my life I have felt like the luckiest girl in the world. Cross cultural experiences living with wonderful families in four different countries and exciting international love affairs have often made my life feel like a movie.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692977026
Publisher: Ides of March Press
Publication date: 01/28/2018
Pages: 222
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Jennifer's life changed with a catalyst on March 15, 2017. Five days later, she sat down to write a love letter and it turned into a book, the first draft of which poured out of her and was completed in 23 days. Becoming a writer or successful blogger was never on her radar and sharing her life and secrets with the entire world (specifically, her parents) was never her intention.

She attended American University where she majored in Spanish and Latin American Studies. She speaks four languages and currently lives right outside Washington, DC. Alone in the Backseat is her first book.

You can read more about her at and see pictures from the stories in this book in her blog and on
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