Literature and popular culture haven't been particularly kind to single women.
Just think of those common terms "spinster" or "old maid."
Writer Maureen Paraventi is taking that mean-spirited term and turning it inside out to come up with a modern look at women who choose not to marry.
Her new book is "The New Old Maid: Satisfied Single Women."
Paraventi, a Detroit-based journalist, novelist, and playwright, joined Stateside to share the story.