The Best of Single Life

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Bella DePaulo (Ph.D., Harvard University) writes myth-busting, consciousness-raising, totally unapologetic books on single life. The Atlantic magazine has described her as "America's foremost thinker and writer on the single experience." Dr. DePaulo's books get much attention because of her expertise, her high profile in the media, and her years of writing for popular audiences. Her work has been described in the most influential newspapers, including New York Times (many times), the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and USA Today, and in widely-read magazines such as the New Yorker, Time, AARP Magazine, Newsweek / The Daily Beast, the Week, the Economist, More, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Readers' Digest, Prevention, the Nation, Business Week, US News & World Report, Realtor Magazine, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and the Atlantic. Many newspapers and magazines around the world have also discussed her ideas. Bella DePaulo has been writing the "Living Single" blog for Psychology Today since 2008. She also blogs for Psych Central and has contributed to the Huffington Post. She has appeared many times on radio and television.

Dr. DePaulo has lectured nationally and internationally, including in countries such as Italy, Sweden, Finland, Poland, Wales, and Canada, as well as the United States. She has given workshops and has addressed criminal attorneys, judges, polygraphers, members of the national intelligence community (such as the CIA and the FBI), physicists, marketing professionals, high school teachers, and medical and mental health practitioners. She has been invited to speak at think tanks, government agencies, political meetings, singles advocacy groups, literary conferences, book clubs, book festivals, women's centers, newcomers groups, and many universities.

Bella DePaulo is the winner of the Excellence in Research Award, bestowed by the American Association for Single People. The author of more than 100 scholarly publications, she has also won two prestigious academic awards, the Research Scientist Development Award and the James McKeen Cattell Award. Professor DePaulo has served in leadership positions in professional organizations and has served on the editorial boards of many journals. She is currently in the psychology department at the University of California at Santa Barbara.

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The Best of Single Life

Authored by Bella DePaulo PhD

Bella DePaulo (Ph.D, Harvard) has been writing about single life for well over a decade, beginning with her myth-shattering book, "Singled Out: How Singles Are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, and Ignored, and Still Live Happily Ever After." This collection includes some of her most popular and empowering writings from her "Living Single" blog at Psychology Today as well as other articles readers have loved.

The book includes 8 sections:

1. Why Singles Are Thriving - Despite All You've Heard to the Contrary

2. Single Life: We Chose It

3. Mocking Those 'Why Are You Single' Lists

4. The Good Life and the Successful Life

5. Savoring Our Solitude: Choosing to Spend Time Alone

6. Valuing Our Relationships: Choosing to Spend Time with Others

7. Sex and the Single Person: Have It Your Way - or Just Skip It

8. Are We Missing Out by Being Single - or Are They?

Among the 65 articles in the book are:

* 7 secrets of successful single people

* Who wrote the book of love? Happy single people

* Fear not: The advantages of people unafraid to be single

* Are single people more resilient than everyone else?

* Why aren't married people any happier than singles? A Nobel Prize winner's answer

* Wedding porn doesn't turn us on: Age at first marriage has never been higher

* The last 'why are you single' list you will ever need

* Elements of the good life: Our list is too short

* Sweet solitude: The benefits it brings and the special strengths of the people who enjoy it

* The happy loner

* Best things about living alone - for people who mean it

* Single, no children: Who's your family?

* If you are single, will you grow old alone? Results from 6 nations

* Who keeps siblings together when they become adults?

* Bigger, broader meanings of love and romance

* Getting married and getting sex (or not)

* Asexuals: Who are they and why are they important?

* Are monogamous relationships really better?

* 23 ways singles are better

* What you miss by doing what everyone else does

* Top 8 reasons not to marry

* Keeping marriage alive with affairs, asexuality, polyamory, and living apart

* How many married people wish they were single?

* The end of marriage

Publication Date:
1502332566 / 9781502332561
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Self-Help / Personal Growth / Happiness

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