What Makes a Marriage Last: 40 Celebrated Couples Share with Us the Secrets to a Happy Life

HarperCollins Publishers, 2020 - 640 páginas


Power couple Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue have created a compelling and intimate collection of intriguing conversations with famous couples about their enduring marriages and how they have made them last through the challenges we all share.

What makes a marriage last? Who doesn't want to know the answer to that question? To unlock this mystery, iconic couple Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue crisscrossed the country and conducted intimate conversations with forty celebrated couples whose long marriages they've admired--from award-winning actors, athletes, and newsmakers to writers, comedians, musicians, and a former U.S. president and First Lady. Through these conversations, Marlo and Phil also revealed the rich journey of their own marriage.

What Makes a Marriage Last offers practical and heartfelt wisdom for couples of all ages, and a rare glimpse into the lives of husbands and wives we have come to know and love. Marlo and Phil's frequently funny, often touching, and always engaging conversations span the marital landscape--from that first rush of new love to keeping that precious spark alive, from navigating hard times to celebrating triumphs, from balancing work and play and family to growing better and stronger together. At once intimate, candid, revelatory, hilarious, instructive, and poignant, this book is a beautiful gift for couples of every age and stage.

Featuring interviews with:

Alan and Arlene Alda - Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick

President Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter - James Carville and Mary Matalin

Deepak and Rita Chopra - Patricia Cornwell and Staci Gruber

Bryan Cranston and Robin Dearden - Billy and Janice Crystal

Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest - Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen

Viola Davis and Julius Tennon - Gloria and Emilio Estefan

Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan - Chip and Joanna Gaines

Sanjay and Rebecca Gupta - Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka - Ron and Cheryl Howard

Jesse and Jacqueline Jackson - Elton John and David Furnish

John and Justine Leguizamo - LL COOL J and Simone I. Smith

Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone - John McEnroe and Patty Smyth

Mehmet and Lisa Oz - Rodney and Holly Robinson Peete

Letty Cottin Pogrebin and Bert Pogrebin - Rob and Michele Reiner

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos - Al Roker and Deborah Roberts

Ray and Anna Romano - Tony Shalhoub and Brooke Adams

Judges Judy and Jerry Sheindlin - George Stephanopoulos and Ali Wentworth

Sting and Trudie Styler - Capt. Chesley "Sully" and Lorrie Sullenberger

Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner - Judith and Milton Viorst

Judy Woodruff and Al Hunt - Bob Woodward and Elsa Walsh

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Procura do Utilizador  - haymaai - LibraryThing

It's ironic that I would choose to read a book about lasting marriages, when I am no longer in a current relationship. However, this book intrigued me, as having been married for over 30 years, I ... Ler crítica na íntegra

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This was an interesting read even though I'm not married and do not intend to be. It was still interesting to hear from and about other couples I know in ways other than their marriage. Ler crítica na íntegra

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Marlo Thomas was born Margaret Julia Thomas on November 21, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan. She was raised in Beverly Hills, California. Her parents called her Margo as a child but she became known as Marlo because of her childhood mispronunciation of the nickname. Marlo Thomas graduated from the University of Southern California with a teaching degree. She began appearing as a regular on the Joey Bishop Show (1961-1962). She continued her acting career with appearances on My Favorite Martian and Bonanza. It wasn't until 1966 when she acieved the role of Ann Marie on the sitcom That Girl. The series ran for 5 years and gave her a Golden Globe Award and four Emmy nominations. After this series Marlo Thomas released a children's book, Free to Be...You and Me, which was inspired by her niece Dionne Thomas. In 1973 she along with Gloria Steinem and Patricia Carbine became the founders of the country's first women's fund, The Ms. Foundation for Women. Marlo Thomas also starred in television movies such as It Happened One Christmas, Nobody's Child and The Lost Honor of Kathryn Beck. She has also appeard on Broadway in shows such as: Thieves and Social Security. She is also active with the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee where she serves as the national outreach director.

Phil Donahue is a writer, producer, journalist, and media pioneer who revolutionized the talk show format and ushered in a new era of broadcast television. The Donahue show was honored with twenty Daytime Emmy Awards, including ten Emmys for Outstanding Host, and ten for Best Talk Show. In 1996, the Daytime Emmys presented Phil with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to television journalism. Phil has been inducted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame and is a recipient of the George Foster Peabody Award. He lives in New York City.

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