Marry Him by Lori Gottlieb
The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough

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The controversial national bestseller!

Nearly forty and single, Lori Gottlieb faced the unthinkable: she'd wasted her best years chasing an elusive Prince Charming who might not even exist. Meanwhile, her friends who'd "settled" for Mr. Good Enough ended up married to excellent husbands and fathers.

This is an eye-opening, funny, painful, and always truthful in-depth examination of modern relationships and a wake-up call about getting real about Mr. Right.

About Lori Gottlieb

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LORI GOTTILEB is the author of the national bestseller Stick Figure, and a journalist whose work has appeared in Time, People, Glamour, Elle, Salon, and The New York Times. A regular commentator for NPR's All Things Considered, she's also been a regular dating expert on Los Angeles's biggest TV morning news program.
Published February 1, 2010 by NAL. 337 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Romance, Parenting & Relationships, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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Women have hurt themselves by being unreasonably picky about whom they’ll marry, Lori Gottlieb provocatively argues.

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Publishers Weekly

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Building on her Atlantic article, 40-something single mom Gottlieb (Stick Figure ) sought the advice of matchmakers, dating coaches, clergy, economists, and psychologists in her quest for a husband.

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Christian Science Monitor

Wondering whether she’d been so insistent on “an instant spark and a checklist” that she forgotten what really mattered in a mate, Gottlieb set out to find the answer in “Marry Him.” In her search, Gottlieb seems to cover everything, from her own issues (“I had a classic Cinderella complex”) to h...

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Gottlieb interviewed an array of experts—sociologists, behavioral economists, social psychologists, and statisticians—who presented evidence about why online dating doesn't work, what women can really expect when they're in their 40s (there are only 72 single men for every 100 women in the 45-to-...

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Marie Claire

We spoke to the author about why feminism has no place in love, dating after 40 is the 10th ring of hell, and marriage is always the endgame.

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