Archive: The Single Life

Singled Out

In response to On Balance's Single Purpose? entry, writer and Ph.D. holder Bella DePaulo sent me her hilarious, superbly researched diatribe in favor of living well single, Singled Out: How Singles Are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, and Ignored, and Still Live Happily Ever After. Go Bella! She is living "happily ever after" in the fabulously-named Summerland, Calif., which I dream of as a new singles paradise in stark contrast to my endless rounds of laundry, wet bathing suits found 10 hours later on now-wet carpets and restless nights searching for a bed where neither my kids nor my husband will find me. Bella is onto something big. As all of you single and/or childless posters have let us know in absolutely uncertain terms, the work/balance movement is heavily biased towards heterosexual married families with children. In homage to and mockery of The Feminine Mystique and Perfect Madness, her first chapter is titled...


By Leslie Morgan Steiner | July 9, 2007; 07:00 AM ET | Comments (283)


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