How to live without a woman

Alexander Wright's 1937 book, How To Live Without A Woman, was a celebration of bachelorhood. But it seems that Wright's strategy for life without a woman was to get his female friends to feel sorry for him and do his housework for him.

A woman friend will help you dispose of your useless accumulations. "They have not the slightest regard for the accumulations of others," Author Wright warns.

Mr Wright maintains with a little judicious flattery any woman will help solve a bachelor's housekeeping problems.

Doesn't really seem like he was living without a woman if he was still getting women to do all his work. And you have to wonder how long he managed to keep any female friends before they figured out what was going on.

Pittsburgh Press - Sep 18, 1938

     Posted By: Alex - Tue Jan 31, 2023
     Category: Gender | Men | Women | Books | 1930s

My older sisters taught me at a young age how to wash clothes, vacuum/dust, cook simple meals, etc.. They said it was because I'd probably never find a girl willing to marry me. I didn't realize until years later that they were just getting me to do their chores.
Posted by Phideaux on 01/31/23 at 09:43 AM
How to live without a woman? In peace!
Posted by Richard Bos on 02/04/23 at 03:41 PM
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