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

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Women once saw living single as a transitional period—singles marked time till they found “the one.” But now marriage is the transitional stage, connecting one unmarried period of life to another.

            In I Didn’t Work This Hard Just to Get Married, through lively and revealing interviews with women from various walks of life, Nika C. Beamon explores the challenges facing single black women who defy expectations. They...

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Overview

Women once saw living single as a transitional period—singles marked time till they found “the one.” But now marriage is the transitional stage, connecting one unmarried period of life to another.

            In I Didn’t Work This Hard Just to Get Married, through lively and revealing interviews with women from various walks of life, Nika C. Beamon explores the challenges facing single black women who defy expectations. They candidly discuss aging without a man and reevaluate dating, single homeownership, career, children, and caring for aged parents. The book speaks directly to the black woman’s experience, addressing challenges such as income discrepancies between genders, the high rate of male incarceration, and the Baby Mama Syndrome.

            Written in the best tradition of women talking to women, and girlfriend to girlfriend, the book delivers tales of lessons learned, hard times and good times, told by women who found ways to achieve their dreams by defying convention.

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This book is for women of all ages—you will definitely enjoy this book from cover-to-cover.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556528194
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/2009
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

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. Dr. 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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  • Posted November 8, 2009

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    This book was very refreshing to read because these women were all real. I loved how Nika C. Beamon put the ladies stories into life. I felt as if I knew them and as they told their stories I understood more and more why most women are single. The fact those women out number men and then most men are less educated or in jail, or have some type of issue lowers the dating pool. But in all most women did state that they would rather be happy then miserable and in a relationship. I loved this book because it spoke truth. Most women are not single because they cant find a date its because they choose to be that way. Read this book and you will understand why some choose to just not get married,

    Tamika Newhouse
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