She's that rare writer who manages to be bold without being bombastic.
Like the scripts for a play, the options we are taught as children guide us through life, giving us direction and encouraging us to make certain choices.
And such success or failure will be determined more and more by that venerable, but elite-scorned institution--the marriage of one man and one woman.
This is a thought-provoking book. It examines the destructive effects of illegitimate childbearing on the mothers, the children, the absent fathers, and on society. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Louise Radanovich
However much the author uses the word caste, what's really meant here is class. But since lower class qualifies as fighting words in the English-speaking world, the word caste is... Read morePublished 11 months ago by anopinionatedwoman
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I didn't realize this book would focus so heavily on the disintegration of marriage among the Black Culture as this subject... Read more
This was actually for my brother also, he is going to send it to me when he finishes it. He said he could not put it down.Published on August 28, 2012 by Sheila Turner
This book should be read along with stephanie Coontz's book, "The Way We Really Are" I will use this book to engage the conversation on marriage in America. Read morePublished on June 6, 2012 by Britt Starghill
This collection of essays takes a closer look at family structure in the US, including where we are, how we got here, where we should go, and why we may not.Published on October 7, 2011 by Chris
Hymowitz takes a critical look at the institution of marriage in America, why it failed during the 1960s, and how future generations are effected today. Read morePublished on December 8, 2010 by Paige
I first learned of the author's book when I heard her speak at the 2007 Smart Marriage Conference in Denver. Read morePublished on June 2, 2009 by Evan Horner
It is an interesting book, but as usual there's more of the usual generalizations and less in depth analysis into the problems of family life and why people aren't getting married. Read morePublished on June 4, 2008 by Brooklyn Babe