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

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Penguin, Feb 4, 2010 - Family & Relationships - 336 pages
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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.
 

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I thought what the heck lets check this book out. I tell ya, not only was it informative, funny and brilliant but just a great read overall and it really put so much into perspective. The truth may be ... Read full review

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I absolutely love this book! There isnt anything written in this book that I didnt find completely, heartbreakingly honest and helpful. I found her tragic cautionary tale to be nothing short of empowering. Im 31 and i want to get married, so ... this is how not to do things. It also helped me answer the age old question of where is my prince charming... answer: you're dating him, or have dated him in the past and dumped him, and will get asked out by him this weekend, but you cant keep overlooking him because sooner or later, He looks different than I expected now at 31...but prince charming is gonna look worst and worst as i get older. So get married :) haha. loved it! 

Contents

A DIFFERENT KIND OF LOVE STORY
WHAT IF I WANT A DIFFERENT 8?
ANYTHING BUT BORING
DESPERATE BUT PICKY
WHO CARES IF HES SEEN CASABLANCA ?
A FEW GOOD MEN
THE MARRIED MEN
WHAT SIXTYSOMETHINGS SAY
A NICE GUY WITH BALLS
ALPHA MALES DONT MARRY ME
CHANGING THE STORY
I WOULDNT RETURN HIS CALLS
HE LOOKED SHORTIN A HEADSHOT
THREE HUNDRED FIRSTDATE MISTAKES
CONFUSING GOOD DATERS WITH GOOD HUSBANDS
ONESTOP SHOPPING

A BETTERLOOKING BILLY CRYSTAL
BRIDEZILLA
THE NONPROBLEM PROBLEM
A SOLE SOUL MATE
REALITY SHOWS
I HAD IT ALLAT 23
NOSTRINGSATTACHED DATING
DATE IS A FOUR LETTER WORD
WHAT SHOULD A WOMAN WANT?
WHY MEN CANT FIGURE US OUT
EMPOWERED OR ALONE?
TEA FOR ONE
A PLANE BROUGHT ME HERE
HIS DAUGHTER IS 34
THE POSTMORTEM
THE CHECKLIST OF A 25YEAROLD
SELFLESSNESS AND HUMILITY
HAPPY WITH MR NORMAL
SOMEONE TO KNOCK SOME SENSE INTO ME
DO AS I SAY NOT AS I DO
LESSONS FROM A MATCHMAKING TEACHER
HES A GOOD DEAL ILL TAKE IT
THE TAP WATER INCIDENT
THE FUSSY FACTOR
30YEAROLD SINGLE WOMEN
A PERSONAL TRAINER FOR LOVE
THE LESSISMORE EFFECT
ONLINE JUGGLERS
THE MM TEST
SAYING YES INSTEAD OF NO
TOO GOOD FOR AN ORDINARY RELATIONSHIP
IS HE IN MY LEAGUE?
YOURE BOTH DYSFUNCTIONAL
I HAVE TO TALK ABOUT SEX AND THE CITY
GROUNDS FOR DISMISSAL
YES HES WITH HER
BUT IS A GUY LIKE A SWEATER?
THE HUSBAND RETURN POLICY
EVERY 8 BECOMES A 6 OVERTIME
TOXIC MAXIMIZERS
THE GAME SHOW
THE GAG REFLEX
ITS A PROFILE NOT A LIFE STORY
HAPPY DOESNT MEAN GAY
FINDING OUT IF HESAN EHOR AN UGH
AndyThe Guy I Assumed Wasnt Cool Enough
MattThe Guy I Assumed Was Perfect
JeffThe Guy I Assumed Wasnt Brainy Enough
ANOTHER GUY GETS AWAY
I CAN BE LESS PICKYIN THEORY
WOMEN WANT MORE
EVAN READS ME THE RIOT ACT
WHICH BRINGS US BACK TO MIKE
NARROWING DOWN THE NEEDS
A HUSBAND WHO WANTS TO GET MARRIED
OLDER OVERWEIGHT AND BALD WHICHTHEY ALL EVENTUALLY BECOME ANYWAY
THE PRINCE CHARMING PRICE TAG
SUNK COSTS AND OPPORTUNITY COSTS
THE BACHELOR AUCTION
A YEAR OF MARRIAGE
SELLING TOO EARLY
DEPRECIATING ASSETS
YOURE ONLY AS VALUABLE AS YOUR OPTIONS
MARRIAGE IS A GOOD BUSINESS TO BE IN
THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG WITH HIM
THE COMMITMENT IS LIBERATING
WHATS A HUSBAND FOR ?
LOVE IS TIMINGA VERB AND A NOUN
GOING FOR THE SEXY
LETS TALK ABOUT YOUR CHILDHOOD
THE CHEMISTRY ADDICTION
ARE YOU HAVING YOUR PERIOD?
FAMOUS LAST WORDS
FORGET ABOUT MY TYPE
BEING SURPRISED BY THE POT
BREAKING UP WITH MY LIST
DIFFERENT BUT NOT BETTER
INHERITING THE EXPECTATIONS
WANTING A BOYFRIEND AND A HUSBAND
FEELING TOO COMFORTABLE
DATING ROBERT REICH
MARRIED TO THE MARRIAGE
TAKING OUT THE TRASH
HOW THIS ALL RELATES TO SHELDON 2
WHAT HE WASNT
FORTY AND CONFUSED
A DEEPER KIND OF ROMANCE
HES LIKE A BROTHER
THE RIGHT BALANCE OF EVERYTHING
MAYBE HED BE GOOD FOR A FLING
HE TALKED ABOUT RACE CARS
RECALIBRATING THE BUTTERFLIES
WENDYS NEW SUITORS
DRUNK DATING
A DIFFERENT KIND OF EMPOWERMENT
HEY YOUIN THE PINK SHIRT
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Lori Gottlieb is the author of the national bestseller Stick Figure: A Diary of My Former Self and a journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Time, People, Slate, Self, Glamour, Elle, Salon, and the Los Angeles Times. She is also a frequent commentator for NPR’s All Things Considered.

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