The women featured in The New Old Maid tell their stories with unflinching honesty and wry self-awareness, whether they’re discussing unhappy childhoods, men who didn’t measure up, or the fun and frustrations that come with being independent. In addition to sharing the stories of real-life women, The New Old Maid takes a look at how depictions of fictional old maids in books, movies, stage plays and TV shows have evolved over time – and explains why such portrayals matter. The New Old Maid speaks to a topic that’s trending and a demographic that’s growing. The percentage of never-married women in the U.S. has been on the rise for decades, with more women identifying as single and eager to discuss what that means, especially in blogs.
Maureen Paraventi is a journalist, novelist and award-winning playwright whose works include Palm Tree Pipe Dreams and The Bucket List of Booze Club. She is also an actor and singer who performers with McLaughlin’s Alley, a Detroit pop/rock/Irish band.
“Such a profound lovely book.“ 5 star review