335 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-316) and index.
Introduction -- Solitary splendor -- "Something to get your teeth into" -- (Not) a question of money -- Setting for a solo act -- Work ends at nightfall -- Mad about New York -- Rosie and Mrs. Roulston -- Starting all over -- Epilogue.
Presents a cultural history of independent single women between the 1920s and the 1950s through the reclaimed life of glamorous guru Marjorie Hillis.