Solterona Tan atractivo como dif cil de clasificar Solterona es un libro que explora en primera persona y denuncia sin piedad las cuestiones que han sido consideradas claves de la realizaci n femenina por part

  • Title: Solterona
  • Author: Kate Bolick Silvia Moreno Parrado
  • ISBN: 9788416420711
  • Page: 134
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Tan atractivo como dif cil de clasificar, Solterona es un libro que explora en primera persona y denuncia sin piedad las cuestiones que han sido consideradas claves de la realizaci n femenina por parte de la sociedad machista El matrimonio, la vida profesional, la maternidad todas estas situaciones marcan la vida de las mujeres y en ocasiones las lastran para llevar adelTan atractivo como dif cil de clasificar, Solterona es un libro que explora en primera persona y denuncia sin piedad las cuestiones que han sido consideradas claves de la realizaci n femenina por parte de la sociedad machista El matrimonio, la vida profesional, la maternidad todas estas situaciones marcan la vida de las mujeres y en ocasiones las lastran para llevar adelante una vida creativa y profesional rica y equiparable a la de los hombres.Kate Bolick demuestra su teor a con respecto a la vida de las mujeres comparando sus inquietudes con las decisiones que en d a tomaron algunas de sus hero nas, de sus despertadoras , como Edith Warthon, Maeve Breenan, Neith Boyce, Edna St Vicent Millay y Charlotte Perkins Gilman mujeres que supieron llevar adelante una vida no dependiente de var n alguno y que destacaron como periodistas y escritoras.

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    1. I'm a guy, and I loved this book. Because I understand all about women choosing not to marry.Apparently.Seriously though, Kate Bolick has written an insightful reflection of women's power to shape their own lives in the twenty-first century and, along the way, highlighted the many assumptions we make about women. Ever wonder why we ask women when they'll marry but only ask men if? The whole thing is framed as personal experience compared to the lives of five historic women writers who, in the ma [...]

    2. Actual rating = 2.5I am disappointed that I didn't like this book, as a few co-workers have read it and really enjoyed it, and there's nothing worse than being that one guy who just doesn't get it. But I just don't get it. Perhaps I had too high expectations going in, thinking of the reviews I've read and the possibility of what a book about spinsterhood could address - but I found this work mostly painful to get through. The author makes Carrie Bradshaw seem modest and self-effacing, and the wh [...]

    3. Reading the first half of this book, I felt like my soul was on fire. Here was another young woman, Kate, growing into herself through uncertainty and pain, becoming aware that she stays unhappily in relationships on the track to marriage because she needs to hit a female milestone, though it's not what she wants to do. She relishes having her own apartment, decries the (sexist) idea that winding up a bag or cat lady is the unhappiest fate possible, and admits that she's hesitant about having ch [...]

    4. So bad. "I did this and then I did that. One August I went to the beach and did other things. Then I was in the City, but it wasn't Massachusetts. It was bad, but I was growing. Girls care about marriage, but guys don't. Being on your own is OK! I did some more stuff and maybe I'll do more in the future." For 300 interminable pages.

    5. What a disappointment. I had been eagerly anticipating the release of this book for extremely obvious reasons. Part of my disappointment is my own fault - what I expected is not at all what this book was. I was hoping for a book that would address cultural and societal expectations about women and marriage, what it's like to be a 30-something and 40-something single woman in different places, and social science research on spinsterhood as it relates to careers, families, retirement, etc. I am ge [...]

    6. I jokingly picked this up the week of my younger sister’s wedding but pretty quickly fell in love with the author’s lyrical prose, unapologetic independence, and collection of literary role models. Marriage and relationships are still the default for women, even if they aren’t a financial necessity for all women anymore. I’m still a hardcore romance fan and a (hopefully not hopeless) believer in true love, but I enjoyed reading an intelligent and beautifully-written book that contemplate [...]

    7. The short review: Occasionally interesting, but ultimately self-absorbed.The details: I keep reading books that I think are going to be discussions of a subject when really they're about the author.I read The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee because I thought it would be about Harper Lee. I was rewarded for my nosiness by learning everything I never wanted to know about Marja Mills, the author.Similarly, I heard an interview with Kate Bolick on a book review podcast. She talked about [...]

    8. Spinster is part memoir and part exploration of what it has meant to be an unmarried woman in the US throughout the past 100 or so years. It's a topic that I think needs to be addressed, even in 2015, as many people are still shocked when they find out that some women don't care to get married (or procreate, but that requires another set of literature, I'm sure). Spinster also weaves in a little glimpse of the history of marriage without getting too in-depth about it. The author's spinster muses [...]

    9. In the first 100 pages of Spinster, Kate Bolick writes, “I’ve always known that a book will find you when you need to be found” and she couldn’t be more right. Oddly enough, for me, it was her book.I was looking forward to reading Spinster long before I had a copy in my hands. I was fascinated by the story of a modern, intelligent woman explaining her decision to remain single, never marry, and live her life on her own, perhaps unconventional, terms. Also, the gorgeous cover helped too ( [...]

    10. The best advice my mother ever gave me was to wait until I was 30 to get married. My mom passed away when I was a teenager so I never really go to talk to her about this as an adult, but it’s something that always stuck with me. And when I recently got married – a month before I turned 31 – I looked back and realized that she was 100% totally right. For a long time, I thought I was going to marry the guy that I dated from the age of 17 to the age of 25. He’s a perfectly lovely individual [...]

    11. Actual rating: 3.5 starsI’m always interested in what motivates people—I know what moves me and find it fascinating to compare to other people’s experiences. That’s what drew me to Spinster. I remember having a few lonely times when I was in my 20s, and the epiphany at about age 28 when I realized that I would always be lonely unless I became a good companion to myself. I remember there was a passage in Kurt Vonnegut’s book Palm Sunday that I would read again and again as I processed t [...]

    12. I received my copy of Spinster through YPG’s Little Big Mouth program. As someone who has studied feminist theory and is quite aware of the stigma unmarried women still face in 2015, I was curious to see what “bold” and “original” ideas Kate Bolick could add to this continuing issue… and was then quite disappointed. For the reader who hasn’t taken courses in feminist studies, or isn’t up to date on current feminist theory, then perhaps this book might offer a more thoughtful read [...]

    13. ajustedeletras.wordpress/Y ahora, “dime, ¿qué pretendes hacer con esa vida tuya, única, salvaje y preciosa?”

    14. I'm finding it hard to review SPINSTER: MAKING A LIFE OF ONE'S OWN. Kate Bolick is a gifted writer. She weaves together biography and sociology and history in a compelling blend. I certainly learned things about her five "awakeners" - Maeve Breenan, Neith Boyce, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Edith Wharton, and Charlotte Perkins Gilmore that I never knew.Much of the book is devoted to biography of those five women, discussing how their writing and their unique, vivid lives inspired Bolick and helped h [...]

    15. What’s not to like about Spinster? Apparently quite a lot, if its reviews are any indication. I think there’s a perception that this is supposed to be a sort of generalized book about single women as a group, and if you go into it expecting that, you’ll be disappointed (and should probably try Rebecca Traister’s excellent All the Single Ladies instead). No, Spinster is actually a very personal book, a memoir of Kate Bolick’s own experiences as a single woman and the literary role mode [...]

    16. Que una escritora se atreva a utilizar el término “solterona”, que siempre se ha usado con un tono despectivo/compasivo, para darle la vuelta y cambiar su connotación por algo más constructivo es digno de elogio. Si encima lo hace con una documentación excelente basada especialmente en sus cinco “despertadoras”, mujeres tan notables como Charlotte Perkins o Edith Wharton, da a la narración un toque “enciclopédico” estupendo, al rescatar a mujeres que forman parte de la literatu [...]

    17. I received a copy of this from the publisher."Whom to marry, and when will it happen - these two questions define every woman's existence."And with that bold statement, Bolick is off examining the life of women who choose non-marriage. She uses the lens of five significant female figures in her own education - Edna St. Vincent Millay, Maeve Brennan, Neith Boyce, Edith Wharton, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman.Bolick examines cultural assumptions, expectations of women, historical precedence for livi [...]

    18. Shame on me for judging a book by its cover. I saw this in the bookstore, it has a "single" girl on the cover laughing. With that picture and the title, I thought this would be a fun book about my life, my life as a strong, confident, independent, successful woman. I was wrong. I did read the entire book, even though I hated it, I wanted to give her a chance to redeem herself. She did not. This is about the author's life, and she is not single, never has been. She has been in serious relationshi [...]

    19. I wanted to like this book, I really did. As someone who is delightfully unattached in her 30s, the choice to remain unmarried and those who make it has always been something I enjoy talking about, thinking about, and reading about. My biggest issue with this book is that I'm not 100% sure what point Bolick is trying to make. It felt like a book that started out as a memoir with a mission and fell short of actually accomplishing what it could have. She shares her stories and struggles of remaini [...]

    20. Onvan : Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own - Nevisande : Kate Bolick - ISBN : 385347138 - ISBN13 : 9780385347136 - Dar 308 Safhe - Saal e Chap : 2015

    21. I was expecting to be intrigued, educated, and challenged but I honestly really loved this book! Bolick's writing is compelling, interesting, and I was so engrossed I had a hard time putting the book down.You can read my full review HERE.

    22. SPINSTER is a beautifully written memoir that is part-history, part-confessional and part cultural essay. Bolick's writing occasionally stunned me with its elegance, and her tribute to her mother is incredibly powerful. Her choices are not mine, but her argument is that she should be free to make them - which I could not agree more with. Highly recommended.

    23. I finished this book a couple of days ago and, overall, I found it an enjoyable reading experience. I liked Bolick's writing, and I really enjoyed learning about the women she discusses. I also was intrigued by her life story. On a more critical note, I found that this book was a bit confused. The way it was structured seemed good at first, but by the end I couldn't figure out if this was a memoir, or a collection of biographies of women that influenced Bolick in some way. In a way it was a stra [...]

    24. I read most, if not all, of the Anne of Green Gables books as a kid (of course). I was very moved by Anne’s journey and transition to adulthood; even then, I was pretty sure I wanted to be a teacher, and so I was fascinated by her career path. While the details of the story have blurred with time, one memory continues to stick with me. In none book, Anne and a friend are discussing marriage, and they reach the determination that of the three marital states for a woman (maid/spinster, married, [...]

    25. I actually really, rather genuinely enjoyed this book! Kate Bolick finds and talks about great female writers that became her mentors: Edna St. Vincent Millay, Charlotte Perkins Gillman, Maeve Brennan and Edith Wharton. I loved hearing about them all, and I also really enjoyed how Bolick was able to weave in some historical, sociological stuff without making it feel forced - she took all of these authors and made them three-dimensional.The one thing I will say is that this book is not perfect. O [...]

    26. This was just okay to me. It's half-biography, half-memoir, all looking outside of herself for answers to her questions. Which is fine, as you tend to do that when you're in your early twenties. I ended up skimming the last 1/3 of the book. I no longer cared. It was very repetitive. She did not ever seem to learn very much, and when she did it was very slow going. True to life, perhaps, but makes for a story you want to hurry up and have a point. While Bolick makes good points here and there, it [...]

    27. I enjoyed this book about the author's journey and the women that influenced her views of the single life. I have only been single for 10 years but I related to her story on many levels. More importantly, she has inspired me to read Edna St Vincent Millay and Edith Wharton. Women have come a long way but still are not validated in their desires to remain single and independent. I lived 2 years in Boise, ID and felt intense pressure there to couple, so different from Phoenix where I have lots of [...]

    28. Spinster had me from the start. I was unaware of it's format going into it, but the night I started it I couldn't stop. Spinster isn't exclusively about one woman's experiences as I originally thought, but a researched account of female independence and autonomy through the lens of Bolick's "Awakeners," five female writers that have inspired her. Through these inspirations Bolick weaves her experiences, including her own struggles and worries, with the lives and writing of the women who have hel [...]

    29. Spinster is a very brave book. If I dumped my heart and soul out on published page like Kate Bolick, I think I'd have to hide in a cave for the next thirty years to feel like I regained some sense of self or privacy. She takes no prisoners. Included in Spinster are all of her insecurities about marriage, the role of women, wage inequalities, societal pressures, personal heroes, style of dress, relationships, anecdotal dating stories, and it goes on and on. I learned quite a lot from this book an [...]

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