I’m a numbers person. I like to make statements about single life based on rigorous, scientific research. But I’m also open to just about any event, person, or provocation that calls attention to relevant issues and inspires conversations.
In our celebrity-soaked culture, few people have more power than celebrities to grab our attention and get us talking. Over the years, I have often used their words and deeds as starting points for thinking about what it means to be single or married in contemporary society. Below is a collection of links to relevant blog posts, starting with celebrities in the traditional sense, then moving on to world figures, then people in politics, and finally, people in the media.
This is the latest addition to my collections of blog posts and other writings, organized by topic. If there is something about single life that you’d like to read more about (e.g., happiness, health, friendship, solitude, pets, workplace issues), you can probably find a set of links to relevant discussions there. I try to continue to update the collections so you may find some new articles if you come back later.
An opening essay: Celebrities: should we shun them, ignore them, or adore them?
DISCUSSIONS OF CELEBRITIES, WORLD FIGURES, AND PEOPLE IN POLITICS AND THE MEDIA
Here’s the answer you are not allowed to give if you are single (Thanks, Edie Falco!)
[Part 2 is here.]
Here’s how hero pilot’s wife reacted when she heard the plane had crashed (Sully Sullenberger)
What does the most powerful person in the world want? (Barack Obama)
What does the richest person in the world want? (Bill Gates)
Heard around the world: the smug comment about the female candidate who is not a mother (Andrea Leadsom and Theresa May)
Obama’s Supreme Court pick is a woman, a Latina, and…single! (Sonia Sotomayor)
[Also relevant to the theme of celebrities is this collection of links to articles on singles in popular culture.]