Flying Solo: Single Women in Midlife

By: Anderson, Carol

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Unmarried at 40 could there be anything worse? Our culture dictates that women who have failed to catch or hold the golden ring of marriage are destined to be deprived and depressed, perhaps even dangerous. Add the burden of age and you have a woman headed for disaster. Not necessarily so, say the authors of Flying Solo, who talked with never-married, divorced, and widowed women in midlife across the country. These women's stories offer blueprints for living, as well as inspiration, for other women "flying solo." Most of these women did not intend to be single at midlife. Yet they have given up the dream of "happily ever after" to create lives on their own that are rich and rewarding. The authors share these women's stories as well as their practical advice on managing the mechanics of being single, transforming loneliness, redefining the place of work, developing friendship and support networks, living with and without intimacy and sex with men, and choosing to have and raise children. In the process they define not just a new American lifestyle but a new American Dream.

Title: Flying Solo: Single Women in Midlife

Author Name: Anderson, Carol

Categories: BOV - Women's Studies,

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company: 1995

ISBN Number: 0393313476

ISBN Number 13: 9780393313475

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: IM1402

Description: 0393313476