I've been hearing a lot about
Bella DePaulo's new book for single people lately. She did
a short reading from the book at a recent social gathering
during Unmarried and Single American's Week.
Singled Out: How Singles are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, and
Ignored, and Still
Live Happily Ever After" may not be on the best seller list
of the New York Times, but it seems quite popular with a wide
range of single people.
DePaulo's book must be selling quite well, since the publisher
is releasing it in paperback at the end of this month.
Amazon.com will be selling the paperback version for $10.17 a
Last week I began to
wonder what other books for single people have been released
this year. I did a search on Amazon.com's website and
discovered a large number and a wide variety.
I decided to use this week's
Column One to share the results of my research. I've
included a link from each title to the page on Amazon.com's
website containing information about the book.
There are resource and "self
help" books for single fathers as well as single moms, in
addition to books on cooking for the single guy and the solo
There's even a book on
"Full Time RVing for the Single Person." Perhaps the
author believes that many retiring baby-boomers who are
divorced, widowed, or always single might find the prospect of
full-time living in a recreational vehicle appealing.
Without further comment, here's
the list. Hopefully you will find something of interest.
Single Father: Reassuring Answers to Your Most Challenging
Yourself Up: No Man? No Problem: A Tell-All Guide to Becoming a
Black Apron: A Single Girl's Guide to Cooking With Style and
Single: Myths and Realities
Finding Peace, Fulfillment, and Contentment Being Single
Mom Effect: How Fourteen Million Women Are Remaking Family, Our
Culture, and Themselves
Single, Fulfilled and Happy: The Complete You
Me and the
Boys: A Man's Guide to Single Parenthood
Bacon with Your Shirt Off!: A Single Man's Guide to the Kitchen
Yes, You Can
Full-time RVing for the Single Person
Sisters: The Joys and Pains of Single Black Women
Be Single Than Settle: Satisfied Solitude and How to Achieve It
Companion - Support for the newly single
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Unmarried America 2007
Thomas F. Coleman, Executive Director of Unmarried America, is an
attorney with 33 years of experience in singles' rights, family
diversity, domestic partner benefits, and marital status discrimination.
Each week he adds a new commentary to Column One: Eye on Unmarried
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information service for unmarried employees, consumers, taxpayers, and