I previously wrote a chapter for a scholarly volume on a topic that seemed to interest a lot of readers: “Single, no children: Who is your family?” Like many academic books, that one was outrageously expensive ($240 for the hardcover, $98 for the paperback). Happily, I now have permission from the publisher to reprint my chapter in a brief collection of a few other writings of mine on family (some new, some previously published). I’ve put them together into a book by the same name as that original chapter, Single, No Children: Who Is Your Family? And, this time, the work is very affordable ($8.98 for the paperback, $3.49 for the e-book).
Single people are all over popular culture. Usually, they are portrayed in stereotypical ways. Occasionally, though, I am pleasantly surprised.
Just wanted to mention that I will talk briefly about my new book, How We Live Now: Redefining Home and Family in the 21st Century, on Tuesday October 20 at Chaucer’s in Santa Barbara.
If you buy a copy of How We Live Now: Redefining Home and Family in the 21st Century (a new one, not one you already have), I’ll send you a free copy of one of my other books. Shipping is also free if your shipping address is within the continental U.S. If it is not, I’m happy to pay the first $3.22 (what it will cost me to ship to most US addresses) if you will pay the rest.
After years of interviewing and researching and writing and rewriting, my new book has finally arrived! As of August 25, 2015, How We Live Now: Redefining Home and Family in the 21st Century has officially been published and should be available, as they say, everywhere books are sold.
My publisher is offering a bundle consisting of (1) How We Live Now; (2) a book club discussion guide for How We Live Now; and (3) the original hardcover edition of Singled Out. Details are here.