From Library Journal
Humor from Living Single star Coles.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Kim Coles, the lovable Synclair on the TV sitcom Living Single
, has written a hilarious guide to the single life. In her disclaimer, she acknowledges that her ideas are all hers and that she is an "armchair cultural anthropologist." Those two paragraphs set the stage for some belly-rolling, knee-slapping, amen-singing reading. She sums up the single life in nine chapters: "Get It Together, or Leave Us Alone"; "Weird Science"; "Dating in the Nineties and Beyond"; "How to Find Mr. Right On!"; "You Don't Hear Me, Though"; "Let's Talk about Sex"; "Check Yourself, before You Wreck Yourself"; "Let the Games Begin"; and "Livin' Single." The appendix includes the actual survey she mailed to conduct her research, the average answers for questions on mate qualities, her personal answers to the survey questions, and sample survey responses. This book is not about African Americans living single, but rather, about men and women living single. More importantly, she points out that single living "ain't so bad!" Lillian Lewis