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Single Woman of a Certain Age: 29 Women Writers on the Unmarried Midlife - Romantic Escapades, Heavy Petting, Empty Nests, Shifting Shapes and Serene Independence

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"Why not younger men? Why not recycle our exes? Why should a single mother not have an active love life? Why not go online? Why not, indeed."—Jane Ganahl

"It’s been thirty years since I sat across a dinner table from someone whose underwear I didn’t buy, and I don’t know the rules anymore."—Ronnie Caplan

"Swaying to a sultry Aaliyah tune, I gaze upon my full-length, naked body. Wow. There is more of me than I remember."—Cameron Tuttle

"I could only shudder at the thought of how few romantic prospects awaited a single middle-aged black woman in a town of a little over two thousand."—April Sinclair

"Single, I can now say with the authority of over twenty years of evidence, seems to be my lot. And single suits me fine."—Spike Gillespie

Product Details

ISBN:
9781930722583
Subtitle:
29 Women Writers on the Unmarried Midlife - Romantic Escapades, Heavy Petting, Empty Nests, Shifting Shapes and Serene Independence
Editor:
Ganahl, Jane
Editor:
Ganahl, Jane
Author:
Ganahl, Jane
Publisher:
New World Library
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Quality of life
Subject:
Single women
Subject:
Autonomy (psychology)
Subject:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20050929
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 18.5 oz
Age Level:
28 Women Writers on the Unmarried Midlife ? Romant

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Product details 256 pages Inner Ocean Publishing - English 9781930722583 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "If there is a best way to safely traverse the treacherous waters of a single midlife, none of the 28 writers who contributed to Ganahl's collection has found it. Of the five thematic sections (dating, giving up myths, personal growth, independence and children), the funniest collects dating stories, including Ellie Slott Fisher's concerns about her love life affecting her children: 'A cool mom is one thing, but a red-hot mama is utterly disturbing.' Wendy Merrill, whose family describes her dating history as 'Wendy's catch-and-release program,' dryly notes, 'Whatever I have contempt for, I should set a place for it at my table, because it's either already in my life or it's coming.' (In her case, alcoholism, eating disorders and being a 'serial mater.') Possibly the best-known contributor is Merrill Markoe, David Letterman's former collaborator and girlfriend, whose amusing essay feels out of place, since she discusses her live-in boyfriend. A few works delve into thera-speak: one writer suggests 'we replace "empty nest syndrome" with "open nest syndrome,"' while another, remarking about a road trip she and her boyfriend are on, informs readers, 'Our other journey-the one we're on as a couple-is in its fifth year.' Readers who can overlook this preciousness will enjoy the other warm voices of compassionate, hard-earned knowledge within." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , ?An intriguing look at life and love in the over-forty lane. Spinsterhood never seemed so sexy ? or so smart.?
"Synopsis" by ,
In Single Woman of a Certain Age, Jane Ganahl assembles a chorus of sophisticated and witty voices for this revealing anthology about flying solo in midlife. Joyce Maynard and Dakota Cassidy try online hookups, Debra Ginsberg brings up the M-word, Cameron Tuttle goes on a date (with herself), Susan Griffin finds joy in solitude, and Rachel Toor finally finds companionship — the four-legged kind.

Reflecting on the (mostly) ups and (sometimes) downs of women cruising past 40, these writers address the challenges and rewards of growing older as a single woman: sex, loneliness, motherhood, learning to live alone, financial struggles, blossoming careers, menopause, and more. Contributors include April Sinclair, Cameron Tuttle, Spike Gillespie, Laura Fraser, Susan Griffin, Jane Juska, Joyce Maynard, Sunny Singh and more.

"Synopsis" by , Ganahl assembles a chorus of 38 sophisticated, edgy, and humorous voices who tackle the topic of being unmarried and in one's prime.
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