“What’s surprising about Spinster,” says the New York Times Book Review, is how, in its charmingly digressive style, the book sets forth a clear vision not just for single women, but for all women: to disregard the reigning views of how women should live, to know their own hearts and to carve out a little space for their dreams.”
Spinster is – in the words on the author, Kate Bolick – “a memoir by way of biography – the story of my own coming-to-adulthood woven through the lives of five women from the last century: columnist Neith Boyce, essayist Maeve Brennan, social visionary Charlotte Perkins Gilman, poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, and novelist Edith Wharton.
I call them my ‘awakeners,’ for how their genius, tenacity, and flair for drama emboldened me to live independently at the dawn of this century, and showed me that contemporary debates about settling down, and having it all, are timeless. Explore these awakeners with these limited edition paper dolls, a cocktail menu, a recommended reading list, and a discussion guide.”
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