Soul Providers: Writings by Single Parents by Gil McNeil
Published in association with Gingerbread, the National Organisation for One Parent Families, this book goes far beyond the statistics and the media stories, and shows the real lives of single parents and their children. One in five families in Britain are single-parent households. Patronized and pilloried, single parents are blamed for all of society's ills. This book shows the real lives of single parents: for most it's a constant battle against poverty, and for all it's a juggling game of time and energy. But against overwhelming odds their love for their childrens shines through, confounding the myths of failure and hopelessness. With autobiographical writings by single parents, here is a unique and inspiring tribute to the 1.3 million parents who are their families' soul providers.