My author buddy Diane Mapes published an article in Bust magazine (the Feb/Mar 07 issue) titled “Tales from the Dating Crypt,” and I’m quoted! She takes “aim at some tenacious myths surrounding courtship that have plagued single women for centuries” and thereafter “blow[s] them out of the water for good.” I’m cited in paragraph two, […]
I’m slowly recovering from the activities of last week. The long weekend helped! Meant to post earlier about these two write-ups from last week. Here they are: The first was on The Washington Express web site–unfortunately I didn’t realize the interview was being transcribed, so there are an embarrassing number of “so, like, ” phrases […]
Just a note to let you know that Single State of the Union: Single Women Speak Out on Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Happiness is now shipping from Amazon. I contributed an essay, using classic advice for the unmarried, titled “Single Blessedness.” More about the book in this previous post.
Advice for Valentine’s Day – you know you want it! I’ve covered this quite a bit in previous years, so here are a few links tidbits that you might find useful today. Confused about this whole “in love” thing? Check out this excerpt from Elinor Glyn’s 1925 This Passion Called Love. Trying to pick the […]
If all goes well and the weather doesn’t force the federal government to close all day, I’ll be speaking tomorrow–about my collection, the Web site, the book, and love advice–at the Library of Congress. I’ll also be signing books while attendees partake in some fabulous chocolate treats and browse a display of etiquette, romance, and […]
LibraryThing (where I am slowly cataloging my book collection) is having another book pile contest, and this time we’re invited to submit a Valentine’s Day pile, among other topics. How could I resist? Here’s my entry: For those of you curious about the books I used, here they are top to bottom:~Love’s Coming of Age, […]
Oh my. Here we are in 2007, thinking we’re all so clever using the internet and newspaper classified ads to find dates and mates, but we’re not. I stumble across a quote from 1869 (yes, 1869!) suggesting that men having trouble finding a wife might want to take out an ad in newspapers. Widely circulated […]
I’m on a few archives-related listservs at work and stumbled across a couple of things this week that I thought readers of Miss Abigail might be interested in: 1) An article in the Guardian about the discovery of some historic papers showing how girls in the U.K. were educated, including “housewifery,” where the girls were […]