Salon Moderated by Dr. Patricia Tidwell ‘73 on All the Single Ladies
Join us for what promises to be a lively discussion.
Join a stimulating conversation about New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Traister’s new book All The Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation.
A nuanced investigation into the sexual, economic, and emotional lives of women in America, this “singularly triumphant work” (Los Angeles Times) by “the most brilliant voice on feminism in the country” (Anne Lamott) is “sure to be vigorously discussed” (Booklist, starred review).
Today, only 20% percent of Americans are wed by age 29, compared to nearly 60% in 1960. The Population Reference Bureau calls it a “dramatic reversal.” All the Single Ladies is a remarkable portrait of contemporary American life and how we got here, through the lens of the single American woman. Covering class, race, sexual orientation, and filled with vivid anecdotes from fascinating contemporary and historical figures, All the Single Ladies is destined to be a classic work of social history and journalism. Exhaustively researched, brilliantly balanced, and told with Traister’s signature wit and insight, this book should be shelved alongside Gail Collins’s When Everything Changed.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Home of an alumna, near Union Square
Location to be provided to registered guests
$10 members/$20 non-members
Patricia Tidwell '73 PhD, LCSW is a psychotherapist in Manhattan. Prior to becoming a therapist, Trish was a marketing executive. She had twenty years’ experience in new product development, serving in several positions at Estee Lauder Companies. As Executive Director of Special Markets, she worked extensively in many parts of the world, giving her unusual insight into the role that culture plays in informing people’s intrapsychic and interpersonal lives. She was formerly adjunct faculty at New York University’s Stern School and Fordham University’s Graduate School of Business Administration. In addition to her private practice, she is currently faculty and clinical supervisor at the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center in New York.
“A singularly triumphant work of women presented in beautiful formation.”-- The Los Angeles Times
"Traister brings a welcome balance of critique and personal reflection to a conversation that is often characterize more by moral policing than honest discussion . . . Perhaps one of the most important aspects of [her] narrative is her acknowledgement that the experiences of single women are far from identical . . . An informative and thought-provoking book for anyone--not just the single ladies--who want to gain a greater understanding of this pivotal moment in the history of the United States." -- New York Times Book Review
“We're better off reading Rebecca Traister on women, politics, and America than pretty much anyone else.”-- The Boston Globe
"Wonderfully inclusive, examining single women from all walks of life--working-, middle-, and upper-class women; women of color and white women; queer and straight ones...[Traister] brings her trademark intelligence and wit to bear."-- Elle
"No husband, NP...In All the Single Ladies, an exhaustive examination of independent women and how they shaped the world we life (and date) in today, Rebecca Traister explodes the centuries-old notion that marriage is compulsory to living a happy, fulfilled life and reveals the inestimable power of being blissfully unattached."-- Cosmo
“Traister’s comprehensive volume, sure to be vigorously discussed, is truly impressive in scope and depth while always managing to be eminently readable and thoughtful.”-- Booklist, starred review
"A wide-ranging, insistently optimistic analysis of the role of single women in American society."-- Chicago Tribune
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