Life As We Know ItA Collection of Personal Essays from

The nuclear family peaked in 1960 with 45 percent of the American population. Many decades later, the tidy ensemble is rare. Relationships, baby making, sex, dating, divorce -- they aren't what they used to be. But the mainstream media keeps the reality of American life a secret, only leaking the occasional tidbit to remind us that those in "unconventional" configurations are a sad anomaly to be pitied or ignored.

Washington Square Press, (319p) ISBN-10: 0743476867; ISBN-13: 978-0743476867