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Publisher Description

An eye-opening, funny, painful, and always truthful in-depth examination of modern relationships and a wake-up call for single women about getting real about Mr. Right.

You have a fulfilling job, great friends, and the perfect apartment. So what if you haven’t found “The One” just yet. He’ll come along someday, right?
But what if he doesn’t?  Or what if Mr. Right had been, well, Mr. Right in Front of You—but you passed him by? Nearing forty and still single, journalist Lori Gottlieb started to wonder: What makes for lasting romantic fulfillment, and are we looking for those qualities when we’re dating? Are we too picky about trivial things that don’t matter, and not picky enough about the often overlooked things that do?
In Marry Him, Gottlieb explores an all-too-common dilemma—how to reconcile the desire for a happy marriage with a list of must-haves and deal-breakers so long and complicated that many great guys get misguidedly eliminated. On a quest to find the answer, Gottlieb sets out on her own journey in search of love, discovering wisdom and surprising insights from sociologists and neurobiologists, marital researchers and behavioral economists—as well as single and married men and women of all generations.

February 4
Penguin Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

Hgffss ,

A must read for all single women!

I think the author, Lori Gottlieb, puts dating and marriage into perspective, that we can’t have-it-all in the person we marry. there is no person out there that will check off everything on your list, and that compromise is a must! Those women that are considered to “settle” didn’t settle. They have what they wanted, while we are still looking for Mr. Perfect. She writes very well, and it is fun to read. I think this is great for those that are trying to find out why they are not married yet, and need some realistic insight.

Iamme32 ,


This book can be summed up in few sentences, if not, a paragraph. First few pages to the first chapter says it all. Read the sample, it's good enough. There's really nothing more to it.

MS....munckin ,

Heart pounding experiences 😧

Being a woman, having a similar situation, as this story.... sometimes a woman has to be sure of herself, also! This book is straight to the way things should be in real life, but maybe there is more than just her decision! Wouldn’t life be a piece of cake if it was written by someone else, with the happily ever after..... but wait there’s needs to be some suspense, romance and hot sweaty love making, I know from a woman of my own heart, there will be a awesome ending, or should I say a new exciting beginning❤️
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