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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Live Alone and Like It

The New York Post recently reported that New York City has changed in 70 years, but the plight of its single women hasn't. Live Alone and Like It: The Classic Guide for the Single Woman, a new reissue of the best-selling 1936 guide for "bachelor ladies" by then-Vogue assistant editor Marjorie Hillis, warns them: "The lonely male is an elusive creature, once he realizes he is being fished for. He is too shy or too cunning to be caught, or else, once hooked, he proves to be so unbelievably dreary that he has to be thrown back again." Sounds like it was written yesterday.

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