Unhooked Generation: The Truth About Why We're Still Single [NOOK Book]

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"If every man and woman under 40 who is not in a happy, committed relationship reads Jillian Straus's shocking, heartbreaking, and persuasive exploration of love among the Unhooked Generation, far fewer romances will end in tears. This book will give readers the aha! of recognition they have been waiting for. Unmissable." --Naomi Wolf

Unhooked Generation is about single men and women in their 20s and 30s who are having unprecedented ...
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Unhooked Generation: The Truth About Why We're Still Single

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Overview

"If every man and woman under 40 who is not in a happy, committed relationship reads Jillian Straus's shocking, heartbreaking, and persuasive exploration of love among the Unhooked Generation, far fewer romances will end in tears. This book will give readers the aha! of recognition they have been waiting for. Unmissable." --Naomi Wolf

Unhooked Generation is about single men and women in their 20s and 30s who are having unprecedented difficulties finding love. Based on 100 in-depth interviews, Jillian Straus examines the obstacles facing unattached women and men in an age when all the choices we have, somehow, manage to decrease our chances of finding a mate.

While cell phones, text messages, e-mail, BlackBerries, speed dating, and internet dating all conspire to create a sense that there are endless options, a culture of "consumer sex" and casual hook-ups make settling down feel like settling. And as the age of first marriage goes up, the level of expectation climbs right along with it, and we start subjecting prospective mates to "the checklist." From the collapse of courtship and the death of romance to the overriding media message that single life is sexy and married life is boring, we have a culture of mixed emotions about the very concept of marriage.

Confronted by a host of factors that other generations never considered in their search for love and commitment, the "unhooked generation" faces a potholed road to romance. Rich with compelling personal stories, and leavened with wit and sharp observation, this is a book that clarifies this confusing, compelling issue as no other book has--and in its final chapter offers concrete advice for addressing the problem.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401384074
  • Publisher: Hachette Books
  • Publication date: 2/8/2006
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • File size: 538 KB

Meet the Author

Jillian Straus was born in 1973 and grew up in Los Angeles. She received a B.A. and an M.A. at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She began a career in television production at ABC NEWS. She then spent eight years producing programs for The Oprah Winfrey Show, where she interviewed thousands of men and women about their lives and their relationships. She is a Fellow of the Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership, training young women in communications. She lives in New York City.
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Table of Contents


Introduction: Unhooked Generation     1
How Did We Get Here?     15
Outrageous Expectations: The Search for "The Checklist," "The Upgrade," "The Soul Mate"     29
Contradictory Needs, Conflicting Agendas     65
Wedded Dis: The Media     79
The Collapse of Courtship and the Death of Romance     101
Gen-X Sex     135
Marriage Lite     161
Finding True Love     207
Unhooked Dictionary     245
Notes     253
Acknowledgments     261
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2007

    A true work of love

    I'm not really good with book reviews but I highly recommend this book. I have probably read it 5 times already.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2006

    Must read if you are single

    Jillian writes effortlessly and gets the points across in a easy to read fashion. The examples are fantastic as it really helps the reader understand the conflicts that many single people are going through. This is a book I would give to all my single friends. If you are single this is a must before your next date!

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