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One and Only
Author: Lauren Sandler

ISBN: 9781451626964
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 209
Published: 17 June 2014
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.1 x 14.0 x 1.5
Description:
A funny, tough-minded case for being and having an only child, debunking the myths about only children and taking glory in the pleasures of singletons: "A swift and absorbing readmay change your mind and the national conversation" (Psychology Today).

Journalist Lauren Sandler is an only child and the mother of one. After investigating what only children are really like and whether stopping at one child is an answer to reconciling motherhood and modernity, she learned a lot about herself-and a lot about our culture's assumptions. In this heartfelt work, Sandler legitimizes a discussion about the larger societal costs of having more than one, which Jessica Grose in her review inThe New Republic calls, "the vital part of the conversation that's not being discussed in the chatter" surrounding parenting.

Between the recession, the stresses of modern life, and the ecological dangers ahead, there are increasing pressures on parents to think seriously about singletons. Sandler considers the unique ways that singletons thrive, and why so many of their families are happier. One an...

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