07/01/2010 11:04 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

New Crop Of Memoirs Account The Lives Of Young, Single, Independent Women

This crop of books is laying out what it feels like to be a young, professional, economically and sexually independent woman, unencumbered by children or excessive domestic responsibility, who earns, plays and worries her own way through her 20s and 30s, a stage of life that until very recently would have been unimaginable or scandalously radical, but which we now -- miraculously -- find somewhat ho-hum.