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The Resource One and only : the freedom of having an only child, and the joy of being one, Lauren Sandler

One and only : the freedom of having an only child, and the joy of being one, Lauren Sandler

Label
One and only : the freedom of having an only child, and the joy of being one
Title
One and only
Title remainder
the freedom of having an only child, and the joy of being one
Statement of responsibility
Lauren Sandler
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A humorous, tough-minded, and honest case for being and having an only child. Journalist Lauren Sandler is an only child and the mother of one. After investigating what only children are really like and whether stopping at one child is an answer to reconciling motherhood and modernity, she learned a lot about herself--and a lot about our culture's assumptions. She brings a passion and a laser-sharp intelligence to the subject that cuts through the anxiety, doubt, misinformation, and judgment about what it means to be an only child and what it means to have one. In this heartfelt work, Sandler legitimizes a conversation about the larger societal costs of having more than one. If parents no longer felt they had to have second children to keep from royally screwing up their first, would the majority of them still do it? And if the literature tells us that a child isn't better off with a sibling than without one, and it's not something parents truly want for themselves, then whom is this choice serving? One and Only examines these questions, exploring what the rise of the single-child family means for our economies, our environment, and our freedom. Through this journey, Sandler has quite possibly cracked the code of happiness, demonstrating that having just one may be the way to resolve our countless struggles with adulthood in the modern age
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sandler, Lauren
Dewey number
306.874
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ777.3
LC item number
.S26 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Only child
  • Families
  • Family size
  • Families
  • Family size
  • Only child
Target audience
adult
Label
One and only : the freedom of having an only child, and the joy of being one, Lauren Sandler
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: One. The Unteachable Eagle -- Two. Rhymes With Only -- Three. Good For Nothing -- Four. Standing Out From The Swells -- Five. Where Someone Loves You Best of All -- Six. Save Yourself -- Seven. Home Economics -- Eight. The Fruitful Mandate -- Nine. Tea Leaves
Control code
ocn892703209
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster paperback edition.
Extent
209 pages
Isbn
9781451626964
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)892703209
Label
One and only : the freedom of having an only child, and the joy of being one, Lauren Sandler
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: One. The Unteachable Eagle -- Two. Rhymes With Only -- Three. Good For Nothing -- Four. Standing Out From The Swells -- Five. Where Someone Loves You Best of All -- Six. Save Yourself -- Seven. Home Economics -- Eight. The Fruitful Mandate -- Nine. Tea Leaves
Control code
ocn892703209
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster paperback edition.
Extent
209 pages
Isbn
9781451626964
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)892703209

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