cover image Uncommon Lives

Uncommon Lives

Catherine Whitney. Plume Books, $9.95 (272pp) ISBN 978-0-452-26590-5

Interviews with 1000 men and women who have formed ``alternative'' family units reveal that many deliberately chose their unorthodox arrangements and, in addition to facing problems associated with traditional marriage, often must deal with social disapproval. ``Whitney is a commendable fact-finder, remaining objective in presenting controversial material,'' said PW. (Apr.)