The sixth annual International Quirkyalone Day is approaching. . . please put this party on your list! Come mingle with fellow quirkyalones and listmakers. This party is a celebration of romance, freedom and individuality AND my books: Quirkyalone: A Manifesto for Uncompromising Romantics and To-Do List: From Buying Milk to Finding a Soul Mate, What Our Lists Reveal About Us (just released).

Thursday, February 14, 7 pm
Red Hill Books
401 Cortland Avenue
Lovely Bernal Heights
San Francisco

Bring a to-do list to see if it’s compatible with someone else’s.

Miranda Culp of The Mirandaband will be lighting up torch songs.

The after-party will continue next door at the Stray Bar (309 Cortland) at 9pm with hors doers and continued merry-making and mingling.

About IQD:
IQD has now been celebrated in forty cities around the globe. But it started here in SF and NY in 2003.

What is it? International Quirkyalone Day is a do-it-yourself celebration of romance, friendship, and independent spirit. It’s a celebration of all kinds of love: romantic, platonic, familial, and yes, self-love.

International Quirkyalone Day is not anti-Valentine’s Day. It’s NOT a pity party for single people. It’s an alternative–a feel-good alternative to the marketing barrage of Valentine’s Day and an antidote to the silicone version of love presented in shows such as The Bachelor.

To check your quirkyalone status, take the quiz:

For more information, visit

To see some lists, check

To host your own quirkyalone party, check the IQD page for party tips and
party supplies
and post your party on the online community.