|Praise for "Why There Are No Good Men Left"|
Publishers Weekly writes: "This absorbing volume goes far beyond a superficial examination of the current dating scene for single women. It delves deeply into how dating and commitment differ from times past and the effects those changes are having on women . . . Whiteheadís "engaging cultural assessment . . . sheds light on a current problem many women now face."
Glamour says "In her new book, Barbara Dafoe Whitehead reminds women who feel at sea in the modern singles scene that the old rules just donít apply anymore."
Sage Stossel writes in The Atlantic online: "Though conservative commentators have argued that the obvious solution is for women to go back to looking for their spouses while in college, Whitehead dismisses such views, pointing out that women who wait longer to marry are more mature, more financially secure and have a better sense of who they could happily spend their lives with than those who marry early. Moreover, studies have shown that later marriages tend to be unusually stable and long-lasting."
Alexandra Robbins, coauthor of "Quarterlife Crisis" and author of "Secrets of the Tomb", comments: "There are plenty of good men left, of course, but Whitehead deftly illustrates why women of my generation often believe otherwise. She has given women in their twenties and thirties a wise explanation as to why finding a lifelong mate has turned into a seemingly hopeless chore. Fascinating and reassuring, her portrayal of the single womanís plight leaves young women with more hope - and more strength - than they had before."
The Wall Street Journal writes "In Why There are No Good Men Left, Ms. Whitehead outlines, with impressive ideological neutrality, the massive social changes that she believes have produced since the 1970s successive crops of marriageable, yet unmarried, women."
Booklist says: "Whitehead tackles a hot new topic: the single woman's search for love...Single women will recognize their quandry in this study and will benefit from Whitehead's insights about everything from cohabitation to time management."