Marriage Confidential by Pamela Haag

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14 Critic Reviews

Many readers will be put off by the cute names and categories Haag comes up with
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“Inthis timely and thought-provoking analysis of modern coupledom, PamelaHaag& paints a vivid tableau of the ‘semi-happy’ couple. Written withwit and aplomb, this page turner will instigate an insurrection against ourmarital complacency.” —Esther Perel, author of Matingin Captivity

Writtenwith the persuasive power of Naomi Wolf and the analytical skills of Susan Faludi, Pamela Haag’s provocative but sympathetic look atthe state of marriage today answers—and goes beyond—the question many of us are asking: "Is this all there is?"

 

About Pamela Haag

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Pamela Haag earned a Ph.D. in history from Yale after attending Swarthmore College. She has worked as director of research for the American Association of University Women and as a speechwriter, and has written for the American Scholar, the Christian Science Monitor, the Michigan Quarterly Review, the Huffington Post, and NPR, among others. She has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Mellon Foundation and a postdoctoral fellowship at Brown University.
 
Published May 31, 2011 by HarperCollins e-books. 355 pages
Genres: Self Help, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Parenting & Relationships, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction
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All: 14 | Positive: 4 | Negative: 10

Kirkus

Excellent
Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on Mar 15 2011

Despite a title that seems ripped from a tabloid, this is a serious examination of contemporary marriage and a fruitful source of discussion material for women’s groups.

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NY Times

Below average
Reviewed by Katie Roiphe on Jul 01 2011

Many readers will be put off by the cute names and categories Haag comes up with

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USA Today

Below average
Reviewed by Deirdre Donahue on May 31 2011

Marriage Confidential won't make you stray if you're faithful nor sad if you're single

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Book Hooked Blog

Good
Reviewed by Book Hooked Blog on Jun 13 2012

I recommend giving this one a try if you're interested in sociology or changing views on marriage.

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Book Him Danno

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Reviewed by Heidi on Jun 07 2012

The ideas in this book are unclearly argued and not supported by enough evidence and her bias are clearly shown and she doesn't seem to fully understand the Women's Movement...

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Amused by Books

Good
Reviewed by Amused on Apr 10 2012

I would recommend this book perhaps if your own marriage is in some sort of a malaise and you are looking for a 'thank God I am not alone' feeling.

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Col Reads

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Reviewed by Col on Jun 21 2012

I couldn’t help but feel sorry for her poor husband—that would be a lot to live up to.

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Proud Book Nerd

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Reviewed by Proud Book Nerd on Jun 14 2012

While I wouldn’t necessarily say my life is enriched by having read Marriage Confidential, I don’t feel I wasted my time on this book, either.

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jrforasteros.com

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Reviewed by JR. Forasteros on Sep 05 2012

A staggering, insightful book that challenges us to take very seriously how we approach Marriage.

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Silver and Grace

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Reviewed by Jill Graves on Jun 06 2012

In fact, I am not even sure of my reaction to this book.

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We of Hue

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Reviewed by Kristina Daniele on Jul 05 2012

Haag’s sophomoric research and failure to remove her own disdain for marriage from her writing does nothing to help her accomplish what she says is her goal.

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Happy Sighs

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Reviewed by Liz on Jun 25 2012

Somehow, in my reading, I felt Haag tearing marriage apart as I sputtered in defense of a loving, well-rounded relationship.

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Kind of a Mess

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Reviewed by Alyssa on Jun 19 2012

However, as is the case with a lot of books, this didn’t live up to its hype for me.

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The Long Haul Project

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Reviewed by Tom on Jun 12 2012

The real reason I gave up reading this book is boredom.

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