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All The Single Ladies

Unmarried Women and The Rise of an Independent Nation

By Rebecca Traister
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All The Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and The Rise of an Independent Nation by Rebecca Traister

All The Single Ladies (2016) chronicles the history and changing circumstances of single women in America. These blinks explain how cultivating female friendships and seeking alternative strategies to balancing personal and professional obligations help women achieve greater success and independence.

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“A book-in-blinks all about capital-L Love: love of place, love of one’s work, and most important, the romance of friendship between a single woman and her female familiars. Come for the history and politics, stay for the feels. The chapter on friendship made me cry.”

– Caitlin, Simplify Co-host & Podcast Lead

  • Career women frustrated with the dilemma of choosing between family and work
  • Newly single women looking to live happier lives
  • Readers interested in the history of gender roles in America

Rebecca Traister is a journalist and writer, focusing on working women and feminist perspectives on cultural and political issues. Her work has appeared in New York Magazine and Elle, among other publications. She also wrote the award-winning book, Big Girls Don’t Cry.

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