Murakami Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Q&A | August 19, 2014

Richard Kadrey: IMG Powellā€™s Q&A: Richard Kadrey



Describe your latest book. The Getaway God is the sixth book in the Sandman Slim series. In it, the very unholy nephilim, James Stark, aka Sandman... Continue »
  1. $17.49 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$7.50
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
3 Burnside Feminist Studies- General

Single State of the Union: Single Women Speak Out on Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Happiness

by

Single State of the Union: Single Women Speak Out on Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Happiness Cover

ISBN13: 9781580052023
ISBN10: 1580052029
Condition: Standard
All Product Details

Only 3 left in stock at $7.50!

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Are single women happy individualists? Neurotic man-hunters? Crazed cat ladies? Are they confused, or content? Bitter, or better off?

No one seems to know. The popular media gives us shoe shopaholics, ditzy desperados, wannabe brides forever making cow eyes at The Bachelor. But what do single women have to say about their own lives?

With sass, humor, and style, Single State of the Union paints a provocative, playful, and complex portrait of today's single woman, taking on such topics as:

  • sex and the single girl
  • single motherhood
  • buying a house without a spouse
  • faux boyfriends
  • cohabitation hesitation
  • single women in the media
Written by an impressive roster of single (and some formerly single) women, this collection portrays single women as individuals whose lives extend well beyond Match.com and Manolo Blahniks.

So listen up, Carrie. Attention, Bridget. It's time for the rest of us to be heard.

Review:

"Most popular media portrayals depict single women in one of two states: single-and-loving-it or single-and-desperate. Single women strike back in this compilation of essays, edited by author and freelance writer Mapes (How to Date in a Post-Dating World), in which they discuss with candor and courage their own experiences outside of the domestic partnership paradigm. Unfortunately, for every poignant, well-written highlight-such as Chelsea Handler's 'Thunder,' Sasha Cagen's 'How I Dodged a Reality Show Bullet' and Kay Trimberger's 'Can a Single Woman Really Be Happy Without a Soulmate?'-there are two or three pieces that grate, either through self-indulgence or sheer volume. In one particularly edit-worthy tale, a sex-columnist debates the merits of her single life versus her married life in a manner not unlike a rambling 'confessional' on braindead reality series The Real World: unstoppable and irrelevant. The myriad states of singularity-secure-in-your-fluxing, single-for-life, widower, etc.-that the book brings to light are interesting but, in these essays, fail to intrigue; overall, the collection reads more like excerpts from a support group meeting than a collection of professional work." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"The empty side of the bed does not fart in its sleep." Laurie Notaro

Review:

"It's not the concept of marriage I have a problem with. I'd like to get married, too. A couple times. It's the actual wedding that pisses me off." Chelsea Handler

Review:

"I was happy being single, but not happy alone. I needed someone to love and I was ready. But not ready enough for another dog. To his credit, Jim later said. 'I knew my days were numbered when you got the rat.'" Rachel Toor

Review:

"In a world where everyone was in a rush to get the picket fence and 2.673 kids, I stood out a like an unmown, dandelion-riddled lawn with a rusted-out muscle car on cinderblocks smack dab in the middle. Because I've never gotten engaged or hitched within three weeks of meeting someone, friends called me immature, commitment-phobic, a late bloomer, a player, a childhood-divorce casualty, or sometimes 'a total freaking guy.'" Michelle Goodman

About the Author

Diane Mapes is the author of How to Date in a Post-Dating World (Sasquatch, 2006), a funny journalistic take on the traditional dating manual. Her satire and reported essays on dating, singles' rights, television, travel, freak magnets, naked sushi, swingers, and more have appeared in Bust, Christian Science Monitor, Health, Los Angeles Times, MSNBC.com, Seattle Magazine, Seattle Times, and the Washington Post. Happily single, she lives in Seattle.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

GeanneM01, February 20, 2007 (view all comments by GeanneM01)
Great book!!!! Very fun and entertaining.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(3 of 6 readers found this comment helpful)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781580052023
Author:
Mapes, Diane
Publisher:
Seal Press (CA)
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Single women
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Single women -- United States.
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20070231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 12.8 lb

Other books you might like

  1. The Anti 9 to 5 Guide: Practical... Used Trade Paper $8.00
  2. The Feminine Mistake: Are We Giving...
    Used Hardcover $8.50
  3. Full Frontal Feminism: A Young...
    Used Trade Paper $7.95
  4. The feminine mystique Used Mass Market $5.95
  5. Are Men Necessary?: When Sexes Collide Used Trade Paper $4.50
  6. It's a Jungle Out There: The... Used Trade Paper $4.95

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General Medicine
History and Social Science » Feminist Studies » General
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Politics

Single State of the Union: Single Women Speak Out on Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Happiness Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$7.50 In Stock
Product details 288 pages Seal Press (CA) - English 9781580052023 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Most popular media portrayals depict single women in one of two states: single-and-loving-it or single-and-desperate. Single women strike back in this compilation of essays, edited by author and freelance writer Mapes (How to Date in a Post-Dating World), in which they discuss with candor and courage their own experiences outside of the domestic partnership paradigm. Unfortunately, for every poignant, well-written highlight-such as Chelsea Handler's 'Thunder,' Sasha Cagen's 'How I Dodged a Reality Show Bullet' and Kay Trimberger's 'Can a Single Woman Really Be Happy Without a Soulmate?'-there are two or three pieces that grate, either through self-indulgence or sheer volume. In one particularly edit-worthy tale, a sex-columnist debates the merits of her single life versus her married life in a manner not unlike a rambling 'confessional' on braindead reality series The Real World: unstoppable and irrelevant. The myriad states of singularity-secure-in-your-fluxing, single-for-life, widower, etc.-that the book brings to light are interesting but, in these essays, fail to intrigue; overall, the collection reads more like excerpts from a support group meeting than a collection of professional work." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "The empty side of the bed does not fart in its sleep."
"Review" by , "It's not the concept of marriage I have a problem with. I'd like to get married, too. A couple times. It's the actual wedding that pisses me off."
"Review" by , "I was happy being single, but not happy alone. I needed someone to love and I was ready. But not ready enough for another dog. To his credit, Jim later said. 'I knew my days were numbered when you got the rat.'"
"Review" by , "In a world where everyone was in a rush to get the picket fence and 2.673 kids, I stood out a like an unmown, dandelion-riddled lawn with a rusted-out muscle car on cinderblocks smack dab in the middle. Because I've never gotten engaged or hitched within three weeks of meeting someone, friends called me immature, commitment-phobic, a late bloomer, a player, a childhood-divorce casualty, or sometimes 'a total freaking guy.'"
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves ā€” plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts ā€” here at Powells.com.