No Cheating, No Dying by Elizabeth Weil
I Had a Good Marriage. Then I Tried To Make It Better.

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...a perpetual balancing act. Maybe that’s the real lesson at the heart of this nifty book.
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Written with charm and wit, No Cheating, No Dying investigates one of the most universal human institutions—marriage. Elizabeth Weil and her husband Dan have two basic ground rules for their marriage: no cheating, no dying. For ten years it’s worked fine, but Elizabeth started to wonder if it could be better.

Elizabeth Weil believes that you don’t get married in a white dress, in front of all your future in-laws and ex-boyfriends but gradually, over time, through all the road rage incidents and pre-colonoscopy enemas, good and bad dinners, and all the small moments you never expected to happen or much less endure. In this book, Weil examines the major universal marriage issues—sex, money, mental health, in-laws, children—through bravely recounting her own hilarious, messy, and sometimes difficult relationship. She seeks out the advice of financial planners, psychoanalysts, therapists, household management consultants, priests, rabbis, and the United States government. Woven into this funny and forthright narrative is Weil's extensive research on marriage and marriage improvement. The result is an illuminating and entertaining read that is a fresh addition to the body of literature about marriage.

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Elizabeth Weil is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine. She lives in San Francisco with her husband, Dan, and their two daughters.
Published February 7, 2012 by Scribner. 194 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Romance, Parenting & Relationships, Self Help. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Maggie Scarf on Mar 09 2012

...a perpetual balancing act. Maybe that’s the real lesson at the heart of this nifty book.

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