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Poor Mrs Nickleby, who had, at no time, been remarkable for the possession of a very clear understanding, and who had been reduced by the late changes in her affairs to a most complicated state of perplexity, made no other reply to this earnest remonstrance than exclaiming from behind a mass of pocket-handkerchief, that she never could have believed it--thereby most ingeniously leaving her hearers to suppose that she did believe it.
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In nine chapters with titles such as "Getting Past the Sound Bites: How History and Sociology Can Help Today's Families," "Putting Divorce in Perspective," and "Working with What We've Got: The Strengths and Vulnerabilities of Today's Families," Coontz takes a close look at the complicated state of modern American families and shows why one-size-fits-all solutions often do more harm than good.