Author of the Blockbuster Atlantic Cover Story "All the Single Ladies"
When Kate Bolick's 2011 Atlantic story, “All the Single Ladies” was published, it marked only the third time in the magazine's storied history that a female author had appeared on the cover. Interest in Bolick's marquee article was so intense that it landed her a book deal, and is now being made into a show on CBS. Her latest book, Spinster: A Life of One's Own, is forthcoming in April 2015 from Crown.
Bolick has appeared on The Today Show, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, The Gayle King Show, and numerous NPR programs across the country.
CBS has given a script commitment to a single-camera, half-hour show based on Bolick's "All the Single Ladies" Atlantic story. Bolick will serve as co-producer.
All the Single Ladies
After a half century of ascent for women, which coincided with the descent of men, we've reached a historical point where career-minded women are finding fewer suitable mates, and are marrying later and in fewer numbers. At the workplace and on university campuses, women are literally and figuratively leaving men behind, surpassing them in terms of sheer numbers and opportunities. They will soon dominate the workforce and the economy. What does this mean for women, for men, and for our society? Based on her Atlantic cover story, Kate Bolick makes sense of these seismic demographic changes. With light humor and deep expertise, she implores us to embrace new ideas about dating, working, having a family, and what it means to be successful.
Spinster: A Life of One's Own
An utterly frank and original memoir that brings alive the pleasures and possibilities of remaining a happily unmarried woman
“Whom to marry, and when will it happen—these two questions define every woman’s existence, regardless of where she was raised or what religion she does or doesn’t practice.”
So begins Spinster, a revelatory book about the unbridled life of one unmarried woman. From the first pages of this lyrical, heartfelt, and thought-provoking memoir, journalist and cultural critic Kate Bolick draws us into the vibrant world she has made for herself. Vital to this private universe is a cast of pioneering women of the last century whose genius, tenacity, and flair for drama have lit the way for Kate and emboldened her at crucial personal junctures to remain single: poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, essayist Maeve Brennan, novelist Edith Wharton, journalist Neith Boyce, opera diva Ganna Walska, and social critic Charlotte Perkins Gilman. By connecting the dots between single women past and present, Kate reveals the long arc of slowly changing attitudes toward women and marriage, and shows us why, even today, the choice to remain single is a source of considerable debate and societal handwringing.
Intellectually substantial and deeply personal, Spinster is the kind of slyly erudite, unreservedly candid work of memoir and broader cultural exploration that offers readers a way back into their own lives, a way of seeing those splendid years when we were young and unencumbered, or middle-aged and finally left to our own devices, for what they really are: open and free and our own to savor. The result is a spellbinding account that explores as no other book has the true meaning of a woman’s freedom.
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