Flying solo : single women in midlife (Book, 1994) []
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Flying solo : single women in midlife

Flying solo : single women in midlife

Author: Carol M Anderson; Susan Stewart; Sona Dimidjian
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
"Unmarried at 40 - could there be anything worse? Our culture dictates that this woman is on her way down, a shrew or a lonely old maid, unattractive to men, a failure at catching or holding the golden ring of marriage. Yet, when psychologists Carol Anderson and Susan Stewart interviewed single women throughout the country - never married, divorced, with or without children - they discovered something different.  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carol M Anderson; Susan Stewart; Sona Dimidjian
ISBN: 0393036367 9780393036367 0393313476 9780393313475
OCLC Number: 30355099
Description: 309 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Sect. 1. Taking Off: The Dilemma of Automatic Pilot and Excess Baggage. Ch. 1. The Unexpected Joys of Flying Solo. Ch. 2. "Fish Got to Swim and Birds Got to Fly" Ch. 3. The Marriage and Motherhood Mandate. Ch. 4. The Mandate Goes Underground --
Sect. 2. Journeys without a Map. Ch. 5. Giving Up the Dream. Ch. 6. No More Waiting for the Prince: Tales of the Never Married. Ch. 7. Broken Dreams: Women Pushed into Lives on Their Own. Ch. 8. Leaving Normal: Women Who Have Chosen to Leave Their Marriages --
Sect. 3. Midlife: Charting a New Course. Ch. 9. Midlife's Gifts to Single Women. Ch. 10. Accidental Careers: Circuitous Paths, Recovered Dreams, and Midcourse Corrections. Ch. 11. Turbulence and Tailwinds: The Challenges of Flying Solo at Work. Ch. 12. A Good Ground Crew: Intimacy, Friendship, and Community in the Lives of Single Women --
Sect. 4. The Problem of Men. Ch. 13. Men: The Icing, Not the Cake. Ch. 14. Having Their Cake and Eating It Too: Encapsulated Intimacies. Sect. 5. The Question of Children. Ch. 15. Defying the Mandate: Living without Motherhood. Ch. 16. Courageous Choices: Single Mothers by Choice. Ch. 17. Flying Not Quite Solo --
Sect. 6. Challenges and Triumphs of Flying Solo. Ch. 18. Grit and the Art of Airplane Maintenance: Managing the Mechanics of Flying Solo. Ch. 19. One at a Table for Two: The Personal Challenges of Flying Solo. Ch. 20. Flying on the Wings of Change.
Responsibility: Carol M. Anderson, Susan Stewart, with Sona Dimidjian.


This text argues that women who are unmarried at 40 are not, as Western culture tends to suggest, destined to be deprived in any way. It presents discussions with a cross-section of women in midlife,  Read more...


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