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Barbara Dafoe Whitehead

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Award-winning journalist BARBARA DAFOE WHITEHEAD writes about social issues for numerous national publications. She holds a Ph.D. in American social history from the University of Chicago and currently serves as the codirector of the National Marriage Project at Rutgers University. The author of The Divorce Culture, she lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.


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The Divorce Culture
Rethinking Our Commitments to Marriage and Family
Written by Barbara Dafoe Whitehead


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 3, 1998
Price: $15.95

Divorce is now so deeply entrenched in American life it is a common subject of greeting cards, children's books, and etiquette manuals. How did we ever become so cavalier about the collapse of our marriages? And how has the resulting "divorce culture" affected not just millions of sundered couples but their... Read more >

Why There Are No Good Men Left
The Romantic Plight of the New Single Woman
Written by Barbara Dafoe Whitehead


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: December 24, 2008
Price: $13.99

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Why There Are No Good Men Left
The Romantic Plight of the New Single Woman
Written by Barbara Dafoe Whitehead


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: December 30, 2003
Price: $15.00

A double revolution is at work in modern American love: A revolution in higher education has created the most professionally accomplished and independent generation of young women in history, and a revolution in mating has created a prolonged and perplexing search for "Mr. Right". Based on extensive research and interviews, Why... Read more >
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