Jan's Reviews > Singled Out: How Singles are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, and Ignored, and Still Live Happily Ever After

Singled Out by Bella DePaulo
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Aug 22, 08

Read in August, 2008

I expected to be annoyed with this book, anticipating a "poor me, look how hard my life is" rant. The Washington Post called it hilarious, which I would downgrade to witty. Each chapter left me more angry than amused as I learned of numerous quality-of-life structures in society that discriminate against single people. The financial advantage goes to the marrieds on issues of healthcare, insurance, salary, benefits, travel, restaurants, etc. I had previously been only vaguely aware that two-for-one meal coupons were discriminatory against singles. I suppose we singles could order both meals and have one of them boxed to go?
I highly recommend this book to all unmarried adults, as well as to any married person who needs a boost of appreciation for how well off they are, regardless of the love quotient in the marriage.
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