Singled Out: How Singles Are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, and Ignored, and Still Live Happily Ever After
"Singled Out debunks myths and stereotypes about single people and lays the groundwork for social, political, and economic change."
Drawing from decades of scientific research and stacks of stories from the front lines of singlehood, Bella DePaulo debunks the myths of singledom---and shows that just about everything you've heard about the benefits of getting married and the perils of staying single are grossly exaggerated or just plain wrong. Although singles are singled out for unfair treatment by the workplace, the marketplace, and the federal tax structure, they are not simply victims of this singlism--single people really are living happily ever after.
Singled Out Debunks Ten Myths of Singlehood, Including:
"Elegant analysis, wonderfully detailed examples, and clear and witty prose...A must-read for all single adults, their friends and families, as well as social scientists and policy advocates."
"The singles movement is coming to a bookstore near you."
"Fascinating . .this book could hardly have come at a better time. As much as societal adulation of the couple discriminates against single people, Singled Out suggests that it can also undermine marriage."
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - juglicerr - LibraryThing
I thought that the first chapter of this book was very off-putting, but it improves and becomes well worth reading for anyone interested in the issues of being single. I think of myself as a sort of ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Liviania - LibraryThing
I know some people are marriage-obsessed and I've certainly experienced one of the main questions at a family gathering being, "So, do you have a boyfriend?"; still, I've never realized the extent of ... Read full review