Solemate Review by a High Schooler

Read this review by Emily Keller, Watervliet Junior - Senior High School. To say the least, my senior year of high school has been a journey of self awareness. Perusing the international bestseller list, my focus landed on Lauren Mackler’s “Solemate: Master the Art of Aloneness and Transform Your Life.” Hmmmm. Catchy title, so I leafed between the covers. Ms. Mackler’s book was really an eleven (11) step how-to tutorial which guides the reader through some self-realization practices and teaches a person how to be their own best friend.

Many people go through their lives waiting for a soulmate to make them whole. Perhaps more disturbing, are the number of people who settle for a relationship that is not fulfilling, just to “not” be alone. Ms. Mackler’s theory is based on the idea that if a person develops the  self-awareness and life skills needed to live a full, happy, successful, and financially secure life – it becomes irrelevant if you’re living life alone or with someone else. She believes that “mastering the art of aloneness gives you mastery of your own life”... click here to read the entire article.