The Choice Effect: Love and Commitment in an Age of Too Many Options

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Da Capo Press, May 25, 2010 - Family & Relationships - 288 pages
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Love choices but hate choosing? Welcome to the club.

The Choice Effect is for young women who have all the opportunities in the world and no idea how to decide among them. It’s one thing to have lots of options when it comes to fulfilling careers or traveling the world—but what does it mean for our love lives? How can you know whether you’re with the right person—or if the time is right—when you haven’t vetted the other possibilities?

With hard-won insight, plus interviews with a whole host of other women who are living it, the twentysomething friends and authors of The Choice Effect explain why their generation is sidestepping traditional timelines. They look at the question of choice in the twenty-first century as they give voice to their generation’s dilemma: How do you choose when you’ve been taught you can have it all?
 

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Contents

Introduction
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Conclusion
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Notes
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Acknowledgments
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About the Author
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Selected Titles
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Amalia McGibbon holds a BA in English from Stanford University and a background in public relations. She currently divides her time between London, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Amalia is the Food Editor for Gentry Magazine, and has been published in The Wave, BizBash Magazine, Café, Diablo, and SF Downtown.

Lara Vogel has a BA in human biology and international public health from Stanford University. She is pursuing her MBA at Oxford University as a Skoll Foundation Scholar for Social Entrepreneurship, and in 2011 will begin her studies at Stanford Medical School. Lara is a marathon runner and the co-founder of Hope Runs, a non-profit organization based in East Africa that has been featured widely in the press for its positive impact on Kenyan children.

Claire A. Williams holds a BA and an MA in anthropology from Stanford University and an MBA from Oxford University as a Skoll Foundation Scholar for Social Entrepreneurship. She works at Twitter. Claire co-founded Hope Runs, a non-profit organization working with AIDS orphans in East Africa. Claire is also a popular personal finance blogger with more than 10,000 daily readers. Claire is currently training to set a Guinness World Record by running seven marathons on seven continents in seven weeks in support of Hope Runs.

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