All the Single Ladies: 10 Spunky Working Women from Books, TV and Film

August 4 is Single Working Women’s Day, and as a single working woman I want to celebrate by sharing some of the wisdom I have gleaned from my favorite single working women from books, movies and television

1. Bridget Jones, from Bridget Jones’s Diary—It is a truth universally acknowledged that when one part of your life starts going okay, another falls spectacularly to pieces. After you read it, check out the movie too.

2. Jane Eyre, from Jane Eyre—Beware surly employers who keep their crazy wives locked up in their houses. (Movie)

3. Stephanie Plum, from Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series—Sometimes being lucky is better than being good. (Movie)

4. Liz Lemon, from 30 Rock—Say yes to love, yes to life, yes to staying in more…and working on your night cheese.
Night Cheese

5. Karrin Murphy, from The Dresden Files—When trying to explain the unexplainable, you may have to make a few things up. (TV Show)

6. Erin Brockovich, from Erin Brockovich—All you need is spirit, determination and—boobs.

7. Clarice Starling, from Silence of the Lambs—When dealing with brilliant, cannibalistic serial killers, try to make friends. (Movie)
Clarice Starling

8. Mary Poppins, from Mary Poppins—You should always leave when the wind changes. (Movie)

9. Mary Richards, from The Mary Tyler Moore Show—You have to have spunk…even if your boss hates spunk.

10. Eugenia ‘Skeeter’ Phelan, from The Help—Pick your life. Don’t let your life pick you. (Movie)

So here’s to the all the single, spunky, lucky, quirky working women in books, movies and television who have taught us so many things about how to live life. You can find all these single ladies at your local Half Price Books. And don’t forget to celebrate the single working women in your life! Now everyone sing: “Workin’ on my night cheese…”

Julie is Traffic Manager at Half Price Books Corporate.


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