Samuel Kaplan

Download PDF Print Page Citation Share Link

Last Updated on May 6, 2015, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 110

The less said about [The Fun of It] the better…. John Neufeld has written a soap opera about a 37-year-old recent male divorcee who finds happiness with a 23-year-old former flower child "with a dark past." The writing is simple and the story is simpleminded. Among the cliches of singlehood abused here is a grasping former wife, desire for a child, reliance on a faithful confessor-secretary, female of course, and a romance with a woman/child….

Illustration of PDF document

Download John Neufeld Study Guide

Subscribe Now

Families and couples step aside. It is now apparently time for singles to be exploited. (p. 4)

Samuel Kaplan, "Single for Better or Worse," in Book World—The Washington Post (© 1978, The Washington Post), June 4, 1978, pp. 1, 4.

Unlock This Study Guide Now

Start your 48-hour free trial and unlock all the summaries, Q&A, and analyses you need to get better grades now.

  • 30,000+ book summaries
  • 20% study tools discount
  • Ad-free content
  • PDF downloads
  • 300,000+ answers
  • 5-star customer support
Start your 48-hour free trial

Margo Alexander Long