Making a Life of Ones Own. Spinster introduces a cast of pioneering women from the last century whose genius tenacity and flair for drama have emboldened Bolick to fashion her life on her own terms. SPINSTER is a wonderful story of Bolicks life and of the ways women have struggled to have their own independent sufficient lives even within the bonds of matrimony and motherhood. Spinster introduces a cast of pioneering women from the last century whose genius tenacity and flair for drama have emboldened Bolick to fashion her life on her own terms. By animating their unconventional ideas and choices Bolick shows us that contemporary debates about settling down and. And now along comes Kate Bolicks Spinster. 0385347138 Hardcover published in 2015 8416420718 Hardcover published in 2016 Kindle Edition pu. Making a Life of Ones Own - Ebook written by Kate Bolick. Skip to main contentin Try Prime Hello Sign in. In Spinster her wise and subtle memoir Kate Bolick explores that freighted termand the often-maligned woman to whom it is attachedand deftly persuasively reclaims it. She is also a contributing editor for The Atlantic and host of Touchstones at The Mount an annual literary interview series at Edith Whartons country estate in the Berkshires. Making a life of ones own. Get this from a library. By animating their unconventional ideas and choices Bolick shows us that contemporary debates about settling down and. Kate Bolick -- A single woman considers her life the life of the bold single ladies who have gone before her and the long arc of slowly changing attitudes towards women--. Kate Bolick deftly juggles personal political literary and cultural histories in Spinster. Making a Life of Ones Own. In telling the stories of her literary awakenersfive vividly-conjured women who escaped the conventional ties of marriage and familyand in elegantly weaving cultural history into her own personal progress to maturity Bolick. Kate Bolick joined The Atlantics Scott Stossel to discuss her new book and the pleasures and possibilities of being a single woman in the 21st century. Columnist Neith Boyce essayist Maeve Brennan social visionary Charlotte Perkins Gilman poet Edna St.