LIVING ALONE: A Guide for Single Women by

LIVING ALONE: A Guide for Single Women

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KIRKUS REVIEW

When William B. Faherty, S.J. (The Destiny of Modern Woman) published a pamphlet a few years ago on single women, he was bombarded with requests to do a much more detailed book on the subject. This is the result. In it Father Faherty offers much pertinent advice to Catholic ""balanced, everyday, normal, single women"" -- the subjects used in a study which is the basis for the book. Unhappy, not-so-well balanced women, however, might also gain something from Father Faherty's conclusions on the best ways an unmarried woman can enjoy a full and satisfying life in today's marriage oriented society. Life adjustment of the single woman, the author asserts, must certainly be based on the foundation of her destiny as a daughter of God. She must try to develop her talents to the fullest, and seek to make a distinctly feminine contribution to the social, cultural, economic and political life of her community. Father Faherty suggests many ways for her to accomplish this as he discusses careers, creative use of leisure, the secular institutes, a woman's relationship with God, friendships -- both male and female, living alone versus life in a woman's residence, financial security, loneliness and chastity. Here then is an excellent guide-book for single women who recognize their state in life as a true vocation in which they can find great fulfillment and real happiness.

Pub Date: Feb. 26th, 1964
Publisher: Sheed & Ward