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  • Paperback: 266 pages
  • Publisher: DoubleDoor Books (May 17, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615486789
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615486789
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 7 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,305,172 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Bella DePaulo (PhD, Harvard) is the author of Singled Out: How Singles Are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, and Ignored, and Still Live Happily Ever After and of Single with Attitude: Not Your Typical Take on Health and Happiness, Love and Money, Marriage and Friendship. She has been a Visiting Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara since the summer of 2000. Dr. DePaulo writes the Living Single blog for Psychology Today, and is also a contributor to the Huffington Post. Her op-ed essays have appeared in papers such as the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Forbes, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. Bella DePaulo has discussed the place of singles in society on NPR, CNN, and many other media outlets, and her work has been described in newspapers (such as the New York Times and the Washington Post) and magazines (such as Time and Business Week). DePaulo also studies the social psychology of deception, and has provided expert analysis of the topic for the Today show and other network news shows. More information about her background, her books, and her contact information, together with her All Things Single (and More) blog, can be found at her website, www.BellaDePaulo.com. Bella DePaulo has always been single and she is living happily ever after in the lovely little beach community of Summerland, California.

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I'm Bella DePaulo. I'm a 50-something year old and I have always been single. I love my single life. But I do not love all of the ridiculous assumptions people make about me when they first meet me and learn that I am single. (No, I do not spend my evenings crying in my beer.) I'm also a social scientist (with a PhD in social psychology from Harvard). I write about singles with a passion. My work on this topic (and others) has appeared in publications such as the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Washington Post, Time magazine, and many others. There have been feature stories in Psychology Today and the AARP magazine. I've also been on the Today show and other morning shows, CNN, NPR, and many others. I've written op-eds for publications such as the New York Times, Newsday, the San Francisco Chronicle, Forbes, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. I have been a visiting professor of psychology at UC Santa Barbara since 2000. I think that makes me a permanent visitor. Get in touch if you would like to hire me to speak at your event.

My first book on singles was "Singled Out: How Singles Are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, and Ignored, and Still Live Happily Ever After." My second is a collection of 89 essays, "Single with Attitude: Not Your Typical Take on Health and Happiness, Love and Money, Marriage and Friendship."

I am also an expert on the social psychology of lying. I wrote a short book, "Behind the Door of Deceit: Understanding the Biggest Liars in Our Lives." I also published a collection of professional papers, "The Lies We Tell and the Clues We Miss." You can read more about all of my work on my website, www.BellaDePaulo.com.

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Mark A. Almlie on June 15, 2011
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This book is nothing short of a landmark, watershed book on how singles are treated in every sphere of life in America. It is comprehensive and features a wide array of authors, most of whom have advanced degrees in their respective field. Singles are the new silent majority in American households, and I hope that it is not long before they start understanding that they have a collective voice that can meaningfully, artfully, and articulately change the cultural landscape and correct some of the prejudices facing singles today. This book will go a long way toward helping that happen.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Christopher L. Richards on August 3, 2013
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Being SINGLE and enjoying it. After reading this book and hearing Ms. Depaulo on NPR one afternoon I have come to a decision of what to do with my time in early retirement. Now that the LBGT crowd has fought & got what they need to progress with their lives with the repeal of DOMA it is time for ours. The idea that I have to support the U.S.governments breeding program with my taxes and families receive more than 1235 federal tax breaks is crazy. If you can't afford them don't have them. And it goes on with the vacation & leisure industry. Singles pay as much as double. Kids eat free though. And I'm not talking about cheap places either. How about Hilton line. There are all sorts of freebies if you bring your brood. Or the restaurant industry where they would rather put you at the bar than at a table, even if you have called ahead and reserved a table for one. Again I am talking about 4 & 5 star facilities. I suppose the final insult came when my sister came to visit last summer & spent a week in my new retirement home. The first day she asked "well what is going to happen to all your money when you die?" Then proceded to roll off a list of suggestions: (1) Pay for the grand childrens college education (all 5 of them) (2) and or pay for there first house (all 5 of them). I kept my mouth shut & said it is all going to non-profit organizations & if it makes you feel any better I'll do it in memory of them. Singles are taken advantage all the time. We are 57% of the adult population. It is time to take control. CLR
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Careful Reader on January 8, 2012
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This is yet another beautiful and necessary book from a pioneering social psychologist (at least that's what I call her) and I learned so much from this great book.
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4 of 21 people found the following review helpful By KTMG on December 12, 2011
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This book tries very hard to make a good point, but it makes one critical mistake, assuming that being in a couple and having children are mutually exclusive. I'm happily married with no kids and I know a lot of great single parents. A lot of the "benefits" that she assumes are given to coupled people are actually give to parents.

In addition her economic arguments ignore one obvious point. Singles jump through more hoops to get loans not because they are more likely to have a higher debt to income ratio with one income. In addition with only one job you are more prone to lose your only source of income in the case of a layoff. The same thing applies to couples where only one spouse works. Like with all banking, it is about the numbers, not your marital status.

On the whole, its kind of sloppy work for an academic.
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