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I Didn''t Work This Hard Just to Get Married : Successful Single Black Women Speak Out

By: Beamon, Nika C.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 2009Description: 1 online resource (208 p.).ISBN: 9781569763537.Subject(s): African American single people - Psychology | African American single people --Psychology | African American women - Psychology | African American women --Psychology | Single mothers - United States - Psychology | Single mothers --United States --Psychology | Single women - United States | Single women --United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: I Didn''t Work This Hard Just to Get Married : Successful Single Black Women Speak OutDDC classification: 305.8896 | 306.81/53092396073 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Front Cover; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Foreword by Dr. Bella DePaulo ; Acknowledgments ; Introduction: Single and Defying Expectations ; Part One: Single in the Spotlight; 1 Livin' Single With Actress and Comedienne Kim Coles; 2 Princess Charming With Author Deborah Gregory; 3 SSIC: Single Sistah in Charge With Executive Susan Chapman; Part Two: Mother May I: Single Mothers Ruling the Roost; 4 The Enjoli Woman Is Dead With Single Mother Jackie DeVaughn; 5 I Can Do Bad by Myself With Single Mother and Student Pamela Harris; 6 Baby Mama, No Drama With Mother and "Father" Lisa Parker
Part Three: Sex and the Single Sistah: Dating In and Out of the Race7 Walking the Single's Beat With Media Professional Kiada Moragne; 8 Not All Black Women Are Angry With Attorney and Professor Shenequa Grey; 9 Even a Broken Clock Is Right Twice a Day With Movie Producer Effie T. Brown; Part Four: Rewriting the Fairy Tale; 10 Happily Ever After? With Publisher, Literary Agent, and Book Distributor Nancey Flowers; 11 Singular Sensation With Interior Designer Sheila Bridges; 12 Being Single Is Just Another Option With Technology Entrepreneur JC Lamkin
Part Five: Over Thirty-five but Not Ready to Settle13 Captain in a Solo Army With Army Captain Gwyneth Bradshaw; 14 Solo Flyer With TV Producer Catherine McKenzie; 15 Rewriting the Rules of Single Life With Technical Writer Lacy Lewis; Part Six: Divinely Single; 16 Single According to God's Plan With Business Owner Camille Young; 17 Single and Refusing to Settle With Nonprofit Chairperson Sidney Morris; Part Seven: Musings on Single Life; 18 Alone, Not Lonely I Know That I Will Never Disappoint Myself; 19 Suddenly Single The Social Pressures on Single Sistahs
20 Salvation for Single Sistahs? Is Marriage All It's Cracked Up to Be?21 Lone Warriors Single Black Women Fight for a Brighter Future; Notes; About the Author; More Books from Lawrence Hill Books
Summary: Through lively and revealing interviews with women from various walks of life, this account speaks directly to the single black woman''s experience, addressing unique challenges such as income discrepancies between genders, the high rate of male incarceration, and the "Baby Mama Syndrome." Women discuss the false expectations they face from men, from families, and from friends as well as reevaluate dating, single home ownership, career choices, having children—or not—and caring for aged parents. Their conclusion: singlehood, whether temporary or permanent, and sometimes challenging, is a fulfilling state.
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Front Cover; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Foreword by Dr. Bella DePaulo ; Acknowledgments ; Introduction: Single and Defying Expectations ; Part One: Single in the Spotlight; 1 Livin' Single With Actress and Comedienne Kim Coles; 2 Princess Charming With Author Deborah Gregory; 3 SSIC: Single Sistah in Charge With Executive Susan Chapman; Part Two: Mother May I: Single Mothers Ruling the Roost; 4 The Enjoli Woman Is Dead With Single Mother Jackie DeVaughn; 5 I Can Do Bad by Myself With Single Mother and Student Pamela Harris; 6 Baby Mama, No Drama With Mother and "Father" Lisa Parker

Part Three: Sex and the Single Sistah: Dating In and Out of the Race7 Walking the Single's Beat With Media Professional Kiada Moragne; 8 Not All Black Women Are Angry With Attorney and Professor Shenequa Grey; 9 Even a Broken Clock Is Right Twice a Day With Movie Producer Effie T. Brown; Part Four: Rewriting the Fairy Tale; 10 Happily Ever After? With Publisher, Literary Agent, and Book Distributor Nancey Flowers; 11 Singular Sensation With Interior Designer Sheila Bridges; 12 Being Single Is Just Another Option With Technology Entrepreneur JC Lamkin

Part Five: Over Thirty-five but Not Ready to Settle13 Captain in a Solo Army With Army Captain Gwyneth Bradshaw; 14 Solo Flyer With TV Producer Catherine McKenzie; 15 Rewriting the Rules of Single Life With Technical Writer Lacy Lewis; Part Six: Divinely Single; 16 Single According to God's Plan With Business Owner Camille Young; 17 Single and Refusing to Settle With Nonprofit Chairperson Sidney Morris; Part Seven: Musings on Single Life; 18 Alone, Not Lonely I Know That I Will Never Disappoint Myself; 19 Suddenly Single The Social Pressures on Single Sistahs

20 Salvation for Single Sistahs? Is Marriage All It's Cracked Up to Be?21 Lone Warriors Single Black Women Fight for a Brighter Future; Notes; About the Author; More Books from Lawrence Hill Books

Through lively and revealing interviews with women from various walks of life, this account speaks directly to the single black woman''s experience, addressing unique challenges such as income discrepancies between genders, the high rate of male incarceration, and the "Baby Mama Syndrome." Women discuss the false expectations they face from men, from families, and from friends as well as reevaluate dating, single home ownership, career choices, having children—or not—and caring for aged parents. Their conclusion: singlehood, whether temporary or permanent, and sometimes challenging, is a fulfilling state.

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Nika C. Beamon is a writer/producer for WABC-TV Eyewitness News in New York City. She is the author of two novels, Dark Recesses and Eyewitness. She lives in Newark, New Jersey. Bella M. DePaulo is chair of the Board of Academic Advisors of the American Association for Single People and the author of Singled Out. She lives in Summerland, California.

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