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Alane Gray presents her award-winning creative non-fiction memoir Terrible Omens: Happiness is the Other Way. This darkly witty, fast-paced ride through a fifteen-year relationship is an unflinching cautionary tale about what happens when hormones and social expectations lead two people to say “I do” when they should have said “I don’t.” When the signs all pointed to the exits—they kept running the wrong way.

Alane Gray presents her award-winning creative non-fiction memoir Terrible Omens: Happiness is the Other Way. This darkly witty, fast-paced ride through a fifteen-year relationship is an unflinching cautionary tale about what happens when hormones and social expectations lead two people to say “I do” when they should have said “I don’t.” When the signs all pointed to the exits—they kept running the wrong way.

Location:

United States

Description:

Alane Gray presents her award-winning creative non-fiction memoir Terrible Omens: Happiness is the Other Way. This darkly witty, fast-paced ride through a fifteen-year relationship is an unflinching cautionary tale about what happens when hormones and social expectations lead two people to say “I do” when they should have said “I don’t.” When the signs all pointed to the exits—they kept running the wrong way.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 10: Chapter 12 Part 1

4/17/2020
When Darren gets sucked into his old college lifestyle, his inner frat boy spills over onto Alane, forcing her to confront some difficult truths about the choices she has made.

Duration:00:34:20

Episode 9: Chapter 11

3/12/2020
Darren discovers microbrewing. Alane starts to realize their diverging interests and changing tolerances.

Duration:00:32:34

Episode 8: Chapter 10

2/28/2020
Darren and Alane struggle to find their place after their escape from Pittsburgh. Time, money, and certainty start slowly slipping away as the pressures of married life and professional ambitions build. Alane has trouble dealing with the stress of history repeating.

Duration:00:31:20

Episode 7: Chapter 9

2/21/2020
In this brief interlude, Alane talks about her early experience with religion and the paranormal parts of her romance with Darren.

Duration:00:10:10

Episode 6: Chapter 8

2/12/2020
Alane assesses her situation and finally makes a decision as Charlene forces Darren’s hand.

Duration:00:17:02

Episode 5: Chapter 7

2/7/2020
Alane and Darren return to Pittsburgh to smooth things over with Charlene. Alane confronts the consequences of living with her in-laws, sees signs of Darren’s shifting loyalties, and contemplates the pros and cons of adopting a zombie lifestyle.

Duration:00:37:48

Episode 4: Chapters 5 & 6

1/30/2020
After their wedding, life goes on. Alane and Darren plan out their future and decide where to go after graduation. Alane makes a deal with Charlene, seals her fate, and then struggles to cope with the consequences.

Duration:00:40:38

Episode 3: Chapter 4

1/29/2020
Not every girl dreams of a fairytale wedding, but it’s easy for anybody to get caught up in the moment. Alane and Darren plan their wedding from a distance, the families finally meet, and the fateful vow is uttered.

Duration:00:41:42

Episode 2: Chapters 2 & 3

1/24/2020
Meet Alane's future husband, Darren Danky, and experience her first Danky Family Christmas. There's no place like the Burgh for the holidays or for a heartfelt engagement announcement.

Duration:00:31:02

Episode 1: Proem (Introduction) and Chapter 1

1/15/2020
Meet Alane Gray. Her marriage was a train wreck, and it’s finally over. Now she has to figure out when and why it went so wrong. In this episode, Alane sets the stage for the wild ride to come.

Duration:00:21:03