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Discover a critically-acclaimed insider perspective on women and dating that will leave you confident with every relationship status.
Single That gives you an immediate nudge toward the belief that you, alone, are enough. Whether single, dating, in a relationship, or in between, this practical guide offers authentic advice on being happy with who and where you are.
Single That will help you harness your power as a woman because it eliminates assumptions that attempt to keep it from you. Each chapter tackles an idea with which the term “single” is often falsely considered synonymous.
Single, that does not mean broken. That does not mean lonely. These are just two of the toxic myths that this book will crush and equip you to face with defiance. Never again will you believe an idea meant to reduce your self-worth.
Journalist Deadwiler (Life, Love and the Pursuit Of) advocates for the rights of single women in this energetic work. By exposing the double standard of expectations for men and women when it comes to love and family, Deadwiler drives home the point that women can, in fact, be happy and single. She deconstructs expectations of traditional gender roles and heteronormative motives that lead to such myths as that single women are desperate, lonely, jealous, high maintenance, or hard to love. She also provides suggestions for changing the way people think about and behave around single individuals, such as avoiding assumptions about why someone is single and offering a nonjudgmental ear. While Deadwiler does well to dispel the myths around the straight single woman, her examples and advice never consider the perspective of LGBTQ readers. The self-work she stresses urges women not to settle for less than what they want: “It’s important that we not only believe we’re worth what we desire, but also the wait necessary to obtain it…. Better to be alone than in bad company.” Single readers will find wise advice and many great examples of how contentment can be a solo act in Deadwiler’s empowering testament. —Publishers Weekly
“Single That is a well-written, comprehensive look at the misconceptions of single life. The level of honesty and openness Acamea utilizes to discuss the double standards of dating within society sparks such a powerful and controversial conversation that I was often forced to grapple with my own thoughts and opinions on how single people are viewed in the eyes of others. This was truly an insightful and unique read!” —Lyric Dodson, Copy Editor, Blavity, Inc.
“I felt like I was sitting down with a cup of tea and chatting with a dear friend while reading Acamea Deadwiler’s compelling new book, Single That. Written in an easy-to-read, digestible narrative, each chapter breaks down many of the common myths surrounding women who choose to be single. Her thoughtful prose does not accuse; rather, her words invite the reader to examine her current status with compassion and loving-kindness. Whether or not you are a single woman, do yourself a favor and read this book!” —Nancy Schenck, Former Executive Editor, Central Recovery Press