Quirkyalone

A Manifesto for Uncompromising Romantics

by Sasha Cagen

On Sale: 01/03/2006

Quirkyalone

A Manifesto for Uncompromising Romantics

by Sasha Cagen

On Sale: 01/03/2006

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About the Book

quirkyalone (kwur.kee.uh.lohn) n. adj.

A person who enjoys being single (but is not opposed to being in a relationship) and generally prefers to be alone rather than date for the sake of being in a couple. With unique traits and an optimistic spirit; a sensibility that transcends relationship status. Also adj. Of, relating to, or embodying quirkyalones. See also: romantic, idealist, independent.

Are you a quirkyalone? Do you know someone who is?

Do you believe life can be prosperous and great with or without a mate?

Do you value your friendships as much as your romantic relationships?

Do gut instincts guide your most important decisions?

Are you often among the first on the dance floor?

Coupled or single, man or woman, social butterfly or shrinking violet, quirkyalones have walked among us, invisible until now. Through the coining of a new word, this tribe has been given a voice.

Meet the quirkyalones.

Read about:

The quirkyalone nation: where we live, what we do

Quirkytogethers (quirkyalones who have entered long–term relationships)

Sex and the single quirkyalone

Romantic obsession: the dark side of the quirkyalone's romantic personality

Quirkyalones throughout history (profiles in courage)

Educator and Librarian Resources

Critical Praise

“Cagen’s up to something that could be as important for women (and men) as The Feminine Mystique was years ago...” - --Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America

“Fun, inspirational and provocative, this book is the perfect antidote to the Valentine’s-inspired coupling.” - Publishers Weekly

“Cagen is not against setups or dating…She is emphatically not against sex. Rather, she is ‘anti dull relationship.’” - --New York Times Sunday Styles, 11/29/03

“We need to give credence to the nonsexual relationships...the idea of having significant others instead of a significant other.” - --Sasha Cagen, from US News & World Report, 10/6/03

“Cagen has put her finger on [society’s] pulse…a positive spin on flying solo.” - Toronto Globe & Mail

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060750619
  • ISBN 10: 0060750618
  • Imprint: HarperOne
  • On Sale: 01/03/2006
  • Pages: 176
  • List Price:17.50 CAD
  • BISAC1 : SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / General
  • BISAC2 : PSYCHOLOGY / Interpersonal Relations
  • BISAC3 : SELF-HELP / Codependency

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