Today, only around 20% of Americans ages 18-29 are wed, compared to the nearly 60% in 1960. Rebecca Traister set out to investigate this trend at the intersection of class, race, & sexual orientation, supplementing facts with vivid ancetedotes from fascinating contemporary and historical figures. This exhaustively researched & balanced account traces the history of unmarried women in America, who through social, political, & economic means, have radically shaped our nation into the 21st century.
"The most brilliant voice on feminism in this country."—Anne Lamott, author of Bird by Bird