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BACHELOR GIRL : The Secret History of Single Women in the Twentieth Century

Israel, Betsy

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ISBN 10: 0380976498 / ISBN 13: 9780380976492
Published by William Morrow & Company, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 2002
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William Morrow & Company 2002 - SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page with flyer from AAUW book signing laid in - First Edition / First Printing - 294 pages including Bibliographical Notes and Index - DJ in CLEAR, ARCHIVAL BRODART COVER - NOT REMAINDER - NOT PRICE CLIPPED - NO SIGN OF PRIOR OWNERSHIP - flawless Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 004840

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Title: BACHELOR GIRL : The Secret History of Single...

Publisher: William Morrow & Company, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition - First Printing.

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In this lively and colorful book of popular history, journalist Betsy Israel shines a light on the old stereotypes that have stigmatized single women for years and celebrates their resourceful sense of spirit, enterprise, and unlimited success in a world where it is no longer unusual or unlikely to be unwed.

Drawing extensively on primary sources, including private journals, newspaper stories, magazine articles, advertisements, films, and other materials from popular media, Israel paints remarkably vivid portraits of single women -- and the way they were perceived -- throughout the decades. From the nineteenth-century spinsters, of New England to the Bowery girls of New York City, from the 1920s flappers to the 1940s working women of the war years and the career girls of the 1950s and 1960s, single women have fought to find and feel comfortable in that room of their own. One need only look at Bridget Jones and the Sex and the City gang to see that single women still maintain an uneasy relationship with the rest of society -- and yet they radiate an aura of glamour and mystery in popular culture.

As witty as it is well researched, as thoughtful as it is lively, Bachelor Girl is a must-read for women everywhere.

About the Author:

Betsy Israel is a journalist and former editor who has contributed to the New York Times, Elle, Rolling Stone, GQ, Harper's Bazaar, Redbook, People, Mademoiselle, Vogue, New York, Spin, Playboy, and the Los Angeles Times, among many others. She is a former columnist for Glamour, Us, and New York Woman and was a contributing writer for Mirabella. She has written numerous screenplays and is the author of Grown-Up Fast: A True Story of Teenage Life in Suburban America. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and two children.

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