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Last One Down the Aisle Wins: 10 Keys to a Fabulous Single Life Now and an Even Better Marriage Later based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Although this book is being touted as the essential survival guide for all women in their twenties, it actually does not attempt to speak to an audience beyond a small group of privileged, educated, heterosexual white women who fit neatly into the mold of "traditional" femininity. The fact that plenty of women in their twenties aren't actually interested in marriage, or aren't interested in marriage to a man, is not acknowledged even once in 353 pages. Furthermore, the advice in the book more or less assumes the readers have (or could reasonably obtain) a college degree. Many of the chapters on family dynamics and emotional health acknowledge only a strictly Western conception of family and healthy relationships as valid, and many of the book's "keys to a fabulous single life now and and even better marriage later" are accessible only to women with class privilege. The book's purported universality combined with the way it totally ignores women who don't fall into one certain privileged "mold" is downright offensive.That said, however, if you are a straight, white, educated woman in her twenties, this book is a fantastically detailed and entertaining guide to achieving self-actualization and happiness while single, as well as how to prepare yourself to make the best possible choice in husbands and set yourself up for a long and happy marriage.
As a young single twenty-something woman, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Authors Celeste and Shannon, therapist and lawyer, give insight on what single women should be working on/focusing before they are to settle down and marry the right guy. They emphasis on embracing your singleness.