Singled Out How Singles Are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, and Ignored, and Still Live Happily Ever After

ISBN-10: 0312340826

ISBN-13: 9780312340827

Edition: N/A

Authors: Bella DePaulo

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A noted social psychologist exposes a widespread cultural bias against unmarried adults, showing how singles are stereotyped, stigmatized, and ignored, and yet can still live happily ever after.
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List price: $22.99
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 10/30/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Johanna Lindsey is one of the world's most successful romance authors. She has written over 30 books, of which 54 million copies are in print and have been translated into 12 languages. Lindsey was born with the name Johanna Helen Howard on March 10, 1952. As a young wife and mother, Lindsey became a great fan of romance novels and wrote her first book, Captive Bride in 1977, on a whim when she was 25. To the young author's great surprise, it made The New York Times Bestsellers list. Lindsey had found a romance formula that worked. Take any setting past or present, introduce a rascally rakish male and a romantic heroine, let their hearts ignite with passion, lust, and love. Lindsey has something of a cult following, following such titles as "Heart of Thunder", "Hearts Aflame", "A Heart So Wild", and ''Keeper of the Heart". She has loyal fans reading "Glorious Angel" and "Gentle Rogue" and legions of devotees buying her Malory family series. In 2014 her title, Stormy Persuasion, made The New York Times Best Seller List Because her father was in the U.S. Army, Lindsey traveled to many places as a child. She was born in Germany and grew up in Fort Knox, Kentucky. The family settled in Hawaii and Lindsey was married right after high school.Bella DePaulo, PhD, is a psychologist and the author of Singled Out: How Singles Are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, and Ignored, and Still Live Happily Ever After. Her research and writing have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and many other outlets, and she blogs at Psychology Today, Psych Central, and Huffington Post. DePaulo is currently a visiting professor of psychology at UC Santa Barbara in California.

Singled Out
Singlism: The 21st Century Problem That Has No Name
Science and the Single Person
Myth #1 The Wonder of Couples
Marrieds know best
Myth #2 Single-Minded
You are interested in just one thing ��� getting coupled
Myth #3 The Dark Aura of Singlehood
You are miserable and lonely and your life is tragic
Myth #4 It Is All About You
Like a child, you are self-centered and immature and your time isn���t worth anything since you have nothing to do but play
Myth #5 Attention Single Women
Your work won���t love you back and your eggs will dry up. Also, you don���t get any and you���re promiscuous
Myth #6 Attention Single Men
You are horny, slovenly, and irresponsible, and you are the scary criminals. Or, you are sexy, fastidious, frivolous, and gay
Myth #7 Attention Single Parents
Your kids are doomed
Myth #8 Too Bad You���re Incomplete
You don���t have anyone and you don���t have a life
Myth #9 Poor Soul
You will grow old alone and you will die in a room by yourself where no one will find you for weeks
Myth #10 Family Values
Let���s give all of the perks, benefits, gifts, and cash to couples and call it family values
It is Perfectly Understandable That You Thought Singles Were Miserable and Lonely: Here���s Why
To Be or Not to Be Single: Why Does Anyone Care?
The Way We Could Be
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