Reading Matters

Single women: Take heart. Karen Yankosky to the rescue

You’ve read the latest statistics on straight, single women in America. You know that for the first time in history they outnumber married women. You also know that that ugly, old snarky word “sinister” has gone the way of galoshes and gaberdine.

This is good news. Single women in America have come into their own.

But, hold on! That doesnn’t mean they always know how to fix the plumbing or to change a fuse or to bait a hook.

Unless, of course, that hook happens to be proferred by someone of the opposite sex. Someone eligible, that is.

On Saturday, at 2 p.m., Karen Yankosky comes to Park Road Books with her new release, Good Luck with that Thing You’re Doing: One Woman’s Adventures in Dating, Plumbing and Other Full-Contact Sports, to regale the audience with the adventures and misadventures of being a single woman in her 40s.

Yankosky is a long-time resident of Washington, D.C., and podcast co-host of Women of Uncertain Age. She laughs her way through midadventures in dating, home repair as she reinvent herself after a marriage even Hollywood would call “brief.”

WHAT: Book signing and reading, free and open to the public.

WHO: Karen Yankosky, author of Good Luck with That Thing You're Doing

WHERE: Park Road Books: Park Road Shopping Center, 4139 Park Rd, Charlotte, NC 28209