May Book Club | All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation

May 2017 Book Club

Written by Rebecca Traister (2016)

Date & Time:

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


LDCW (OEC 103)

“Today, only twenty percent of Americans are wed by age twenty-nine, compared to nearly sixty percent in 1960. The Population Reference Bureau calls it a “dramatic reversal.” All the Single Ladies is a remarkable portrait of contemporary American life and how we got here, through the lens of the single American woman. Covering class, race, sexual orientation, and filled with vivid anecdotes from fascinating contemporary and historical figures, All the Single Ladies is destined to be a classic work of social history and journalism. Exhaustively researched, brilliantly balanced, and told with Traister’s signature wit and insight, this book should be shelved alongside Gail Collins’s When Everything Changed.” A nuanced investigation into the sexual, economic, and emotional lives of women in America.

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