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    DescriptionA funny, tough-minded case for being and having an only child, debunking the myths about only children and taking glory in the pleasures of singletons: "A swift and absorbing read...may change your mind and the national conversation" ("Psychology Today"). 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. In this heartfelt work, Sandler legitimizes a discussion about the larger societal costs of having more than one, which Jessica Grose in her review in "The New Republic "calls, "the vital part of the conversation that's not being discussed in the chatter" surrounding parenting. " " ""Between the recession, the stresses of modern life, and the ecological dangers ahead, there are increasing pressures on parents to think seriously about singletons. Sandler considers the unique ways that singletons thrive, and why so many of their families are happier. "One and Only" examines these ideas, including what the rise of the single-child family means for our economies, our environment, and our freedom, leaving the reader "informed and sympathetic," writes Nora Krug in the "Washington Post." Through this journey, "Sandler delves deeply, thoughtfully, and often humorously into history, culture, politics, religion, race, economics, and of course, scientific research" writes Lori Gottlieb, "The New York Times Book Review." "I couldn't put it down," says Randi Hutter Epstein in the "Huffington Post." Sandler "isn't proselytizing, she's just stating it like it is. Seductively honest." At the end, 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.

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    One and Only
    The Freedom of Having an Only Child, and the Joy of Being One
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lauren Sandler
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 209
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    ISBN 13: 9781451626964
    ISBN 10: 1451626967

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: JHBK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC E4L: CHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T9.3
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: CF
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FAMILY
    Libri: I-CF
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27210
    BIC subject category V2: VFX
    DC22: 306.874
    B&T Approval Code: A31503241
    BISAC V2.8: FAM034000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 09
    DC21: 306.874
    B&T Approval Code: A97242400
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026010
    B&T Approval Code: A97240000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SOC047000
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: VFX, JHBK
    LC classification: HQ777.3 .S26 2014
    Edition statement
    Imprint name
    Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
    Publication date
    01 August 2014
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "Onlies, parents of onlies, and readers still on the fence will find the book illuminating and affirming."--Publishers Weekly