Column One:
Eye on Unmarried America

October 1,  2007  



Plenty of new books for single people

By Thomas F. Coleman


I've been hearing a lot about Bella DePaulo's new book for single people lately.  She did a short reading from the book at a recent social gathering during Unmarried and Single American's Week.

Singled Out: How Singles are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, and Ignored, and Still
Live Happily Ever After
" may not be on the best seller list of the New York Times, but it seems quite popular with a wide range of single people.

Dr. DePaulo's book must be selling quite well, since the publisher is releasing it in paperback at the end of this month. will be selling the paperback version for $10.17 a copy.

Last week I began to wonder what other books for single people have been released this year.  I did a search on's website and discovered a large number and a wide variety. 

I decided to use this week's Column One to share the results of my research.  I've included a link from each title to the page on's website containing information about the book. 

There are resource and "self help" books for single fathers as well as single moms, in addition to books on cooking for the single guy and the solo gal.

There's even a book on "Full Time RVing for the Single Person."  Perhaps the author believes that many retiring baby-boomers who are divorced, widowed, or always single might find the prospect of full-time living in a recreational vehicle appealing. 

Without further comment, here's the list.  Hopefully you will find something of interest.

The Complete Single Father: Reassuring Answers to Your Most Challenging Situations

Knock Yourself Up: No Man? No Problem: A Tell-All Guide to Becoming a Single Mom

The Little Black Apron: A Single Girl's Guide to Cooking With Style and Grace

Being Single: Myths and Realities

Single Dose: Finding Peace, Fulfillment, and Contentment Being Single

The Single Mom Effect: How Fourteen Million Women Are Remaking Family, Our Culture, and Themselves

Living Single, Fulfilled and Happy: The Complete You

Me and the Boys: A Man's Guide to Single Parenthood

Don't Fry Bacon with Your Shirt Off!: A Single Man's Guide to the Kitchen

Yes, You Can Full-time RVing for the Single Person

Sole Sisters: The Joys and Pains of Single Black Women

I'd Rather Be Single Than Settle: Satisfied Solitude and How to Achieve It

The 3am Companion - Support for the newly single


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Unmarried America 2007

Thomas F. Coleman, Executive Director of Unmarried America, is an attorney with 33 years of experience in singles' rights, family diversity, domestic partner benefits, and marital status discrimination.  Each week he adds a new commentary to Column One: Eye on Unmarried America. E-mail: Unmarried America is a nonprofit information service for unmarried employees, consumers, taxpayers, and voters.