Bela unpacks with author and blogger, Jennifer Lourie who has an interesting take on life in the backseat – literally. Good stuff about dating, relationships, friendships & more! Check out the show and her new book, aptly titled, Alone in the Backseat available on Amazon.
About Jennifer Lourie
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.
I attended American University where I majored in Spanish and Latin American Studies. I speak four languages and I currently live in Washington, DC. Alone in the Backseat is my first book, available now on Amazon!