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Saturday, April 27, 2019

Book Review: All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation by Rebecca Traister, narrated by Candace Thaxton

For single women everywhere!

This inspiring audiobook wasn't exactly what I expected. Based on the subtitle, I thought the book was going to be entirely historical, about single women among the "Founding Mothers" and Suffragettes and so on. And it is about one-third that. But then it is sociological, getting into the role of single women today, how single women have been treated over the centuries and decades, how life for them has been difficult, how it's improved, and how there's still plenty of room for improvement left. How the experience of life as a single woman is different for different races. Why some women choose to remain single when it might seem, superficially, better to marry. How choosing to stay single has changed, and improved, all women's choices.

It was an addictive book I just couldn't stop listening to. I wished a single friend was with me who I could tell lots of fascinating tidbits to. Instead, I will simply tell of them to read it! You will love it! It will make you rethink some things, reevaluate others, and appreciate singleness in a way you haven't before.

I downloaded this eaudiobook from Libby/Overdrive via my library.

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