Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give

Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give

Book - 2017 | First edition
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"We hear plenty about whether or not to get married, but much less about what it takes to stay married. Clichés around marriage―eternal bliss, domestic harmony, soul mates―leave out the real stuff. After marriage you may still want to sleep with other people. Sometimes your partner will bore the hell out of you. And when stuck paying for your spouse’s mistakes, you might miss being single. In Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give, Ada Calhoun presents an unflinching but also loving portrait of her own marriage, opening a long-overdue conversation about the institution as it truly is: not the happy ending of a love story or a relic doomed by high divorce rates, but the beginning of a challenging new chapter of which (3z(Bthe first twenty years are the hardest.(3y (BCalhoun’s funny, poignant personal essays explore the bedrooms of modern coupledom for a nuanced discussion of infidelity, existential anxiety, and the many other obstacles to staying together."--Back cover.
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company, New York : 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780393254792
Branch Call Number: ANF 306.810973 CALH
Characteristics: 192 pages ; 22 cm


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Sep 25, 2018

Ada Calhoun mixes interviews, readings, and her own wry observations to comment on those aspects of marriage that don't fit into a wedding toast or a romcom. It's honest, contemporary, and poses some questions worth asking.

I favored the chapters with more interviews, and less memoir, but they are all well written.

multcolib_karene Oct 01, 2017

A realistic, insightful look at marriage.

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