Marry Him by Lori Gottlieb audiobook

Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough

By Lori Gottlieb
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You have a fulfilling job, a great group of friends, the perfect apartment, and no shortage of dates. So what if you haven't found The One just yet. Surely he'll come along, right? But what if he doesn't? Or even worse, what if he already has, but you just didn't realize it? Suddenly finding herself forty and single, Lori Gottlieb said the unthinkable in her March 2008 article in The Atlantic: Maybe she and single women everywhere, needed to stop chasing the elusive Prince Charming and instead go for Mr. Good Enough. Looking at her friends' happy marriages to good enough guys who happen to be excellent husbands and fathers, Gottlieb declared it time to reevaluate what we really need in a partner. Her ideas created a firestorm of controversy from outlets like the Today show to The Washington Post, which wrote, "Given the perennial shortage of perfect men, Gottlieb's probably got a point," to Newsweek and NPR, which declared, "Lori Gottlieb didn't want to take her mother's advice to be less picky, but now that she's turned forty, she wonders if her mother is right." Women all over the world were talking. But while many people agreed that they should have more realistic expectations, what did that actually mean out in the real world, where Gottlieb and women like her were inexorably drawn to their "type"? That's where Marry Him comes in. By looking at everything from culture to biology, in Marry Him Gottlieb frankly explores the dilemma that so many women today seem to face--how to reconcile the strong desire for a husband and family with a list of must-haves so long and complicated that many great guys get rejected out of the gate. Here Gottlieb shares her own journey in the quest for romantic fulfillment, and in the process gets wise guidance and surprising insights from marital researchers, matchmakers, dating coaches, behavioral economists, neuropsychologists, sociologists, couples therapists, divorce lawyers, and clergy--as well as single and married men and women, ranging in age from their twenties to their sixties. Marry Him is an eye-opening, often funny, sometimes painful, and always truthful in-depth examination of the modern dating landscape, and ultimately, a provocative wake-up call about getting real about Mr. Right.

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A New York Times bestseller

A New York Times Editor’s Choice

You have a fulfilling job, a great group of friends, the perfect apartment, and no shortage of dates. So what if you haven't found The One just yet. Surely he'll come along, right?

But what if he doesn't? Or even worse, what if he already has, but you just didn't realize it?

Suddenly finding herself forty and single, Lori Gottlieb said the unthinkable in her March 2008 article in The Atlantic: Maybe she and single women everywhere, needed to stop chasing the elusive Prince Charming and instead go for Mr. Good Enough.

Looking at her friends' happy marriages to good enough guys who happen to be excellent husbands and fathers, Gottlieb declared it time to reevaluate what we really need in a partner. Her ideas created a firestorm of controversy from outlets like the Today show to The Washington Post, which wrote, "Given the perennial shortage of perfect men, Gottlieb's probably got a point," to Newsweek and NPR, which declared, "Lori Gottlieb didn't want to take her mother's advice to be less picky, but now that she's turned forty, she wonders if her mother is right." Women all over the world were talking. But while many people agreed that they should have more realistic expectations, what did that actually mean out in the real world, where Gottlieb and women like her were inexorably drawn to their "type"?

That's where Marry Him comes in.

By looking at everything from culture to biology, in Marry Him Gottlieb frankly explores the dilemma that so many women today seem to face--how to reconcile the strong desire for a husband and family with a list of must-haves so long and complicated that many great guys get rejected out of the gate. Here Gottlieb shares her own journey in the quest for romantic fulfillment, and in the process gets wise guidance and surprising insights from marital researchers, matchmakers, dating coaches, behavioral economists, neuropsychologists, sociologists, couples therapists, divorce lawyers, and clergy--as well as single and married men and women, ranging in age from their twenties to their sixties.

Marry Him is an eye-opening, often funny, sometimes painful, and always truthful in-depth examination of the modern dating landscape, and ultimately, a provocative wake-up call about getting real about Mr. Right.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“I have been very happily married for many years, and if my daughters ever ask me for advice about potential spouses, I plan to pass off a lot of what’s in this book as my own sage wisdom.” Kurt Anderson, New York Times bestselling author of Heyday
“By telling you to read Lori Gottlieb’s incisive and insightful book, I hope I can make up for all the unrealistic romantic propaganda I had a hand in spreading as a former editor at a glossy women’s magazine. For anyone who is single but looking, the surprising truths in Marry Him go against just about everything we’ve been brought up to believe about dating and marriage.”  Megan McCafferty, New York Times bestselling author of the Jessica Darling series
“Engaging, hilarious, brutally honest, and eye-opening! Marry Him is an encouraging story about finding love by getting real.” Rachel Greenwald, New York Times bestselling author of Find a Husband After 35 
Marry Him is a treasure. A must-read on getting the male and female brain together in almost perfect harmony.”  Louann Brizendine, New York Times bestselling author of The Female Brain
“What Gottlieb is saying isn’t subversive—it’s smart. A thoroughly entertaining reality check.” Diablo Cody, Academy Award–winning screenwriter of Juno 
“An unexpected delight. Honest and darkly comic...the truth can be liberating.” New York Times
“A provocative pop culture treatise...she encourages us to think through our own beliefs and unexamined assumptions."  Chicago Tribune
Marry Him is a frank and funny read, weaving real people’s stories with Gottlieb’s own experiences.” New York Observer
“This impeccably researched tome is mandatory reading.” Huffington Post
“Funny and relatable...anything but anti-romance.” People
Marry Him is surprisingly, unnervingly convincing.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“It was a humbling experience to read Marry Him, but I’m so glad I did.”  Glamour
“A well-conceived and convincing argument on how to find a more realistic Mr. Right. If you've ever sought your own Prince Charming, your love life will never be the same again. And that’s a good thing.”  Christian Science Monitor
“A sensible plea to discard the toxic fantasy of romantic comedies and think realistically about what makes a solid partnership.” Salon
“The advice doled out also makes good sense, and Gottlieb is personable and appealing.” Publishers Weekly
“Gottlieb’s honest, astute analysis will resonate with many women and make them uneasy as they recognize themselves in her experiences and those of the women she interviews. Gottlieb makes a strong case in this groundbreaking work.”   Booklist (starred review)
“A funny cautionary tale of one woman’s journey through the modern landscape of dating. Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Lori Gottlieb

Author Bio: Lori Gottlieb

Lori Gottlieb is a New York Times bestselling author whose first book, Stick Figure: A Diary of My Former Self, was an American Library Association “Best Books 2001” selection. She has also authored and coauthored several other books, including I Love You, Nice to Meet You and Inside the Cult of Kibu. Her radio commentaries can be heard on National Public Radio and her journalism has been published in the New York Times, the Atlantic, Time, People, Elle, Self, Slate, and Glamour.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 9.35
Audience: Adult
Language: English