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Updated April 28, 2015 at 07:52 PM EDT
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Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own

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  • Book
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In a quest to understand her desire for permanent singlehood and the professional and personal freedoms inherent in a fully self-reliant lifestyle, journalist Bolick weaves memoir, feminist theory, and biographies of five forgone writers into a riveting, essential text. She convenes this luminous “secret coven of dead spinsters”—Edna St. Vincent Millay, Neith Boyce, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Edith Wharton, and Maeve Brennan—and uses their radical last-century lives to explore the upside of not marrying. (Spoiler and a downside: One ends up a bag lady.) Bolick’s voice crackles with wit, sharp criticism, and breathtaking metaphors as she makes an enticing case for spinsterhood. A

Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own

2015 book by  Kate Bolick
type
  • Book
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  • Kate Bolick
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  • Crown

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