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Flying Solo: Single Women in Midlife
Flying Solo Single Women in Midlife
Author: Carol M. Anderson, Susan Stewart, Sona Dimidjian
ISBN-13: 9780393036367
ISBN-10: 0393036367
Publication Date: 8/1994
Pages: 288
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Publisher: W W Norton Co Inc
Book Type: Hardcover
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Family therapist Anderson and her coauthors chronicle the ups (mostly) and downs (minimized) of 40- to 45-year-old single women in a manner intended to evoke cheers. Based on a two-year study of 87 women, their book details, more objectively than existing self-help manuals, both the joys and the travails of living alone. Peppering their work with quotes from their subjects, the authors start and end by emphasizing the gift of going solo, and in the middle, they discuss destroying the myths of spinster-ship, overcoming divorce and the never-married syndrome, exchanging fantasies for real-life dreams, dealing with relationships, and managing the chores of everyday living. Their positive outlook is contagious and obliterates the Harvard-Yale-Newsweek contention that single women over 40 have less chance to marry than to be taken hostage by a terrorist. Even Gloria Steinem would approve. Barbara Jacobs
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Enlighten yourself. Enjoy the interesting scenarios described in the book.