You Can Be Right (or You Can Be Married) You Can Be Right (or You Can Be Married)

You Can Be Right (or You Can Be Married‪)‬

Looking for Love in the Age of Divorce

    • 4.0 • 31 Ratings
    • $12.99
    • $12.99

Publisher Description

Fast approaching the age when bachelors go from seeming curious to seeming weird, Oscar-nominated documentarian Dana Adam Shapiro set out across the country with a tape recorder in search of modern answers to an age-old question:

Why does love die—and what can we do to prevent it from happening?

It all began as a self-help journey in the purest sense. A serial monogamist for more than two decades, Shapiro had just ended his fifth three-year relationship and wanted to know why the honeymoon phase never lasted until the actual honeymoon. Believing that you learn more from failure than from success, he spent the next four years interviewing hundreds of divorced people, living vicariously through the romantic tragedies of others, hoping to become so fluent in the errors of Eros that he would be able to avoid them in his own love life.

The result is a timely treasure trove of marital wisdom—a provocative look inside the hearts, minds, beds, and e-mails of regular people who’d thought they found “The One” and lived to tell the tales of what went wrong. Shockingly intimate, universally relevant, and profoundly personal, this is a page-turning, voyeuristic peek into the private lives of our friends and neighbors that is as racy as it is revelatory. But ultimately, You Can Be Right (or You Can Be Married) is a hopeful investigation of modern love and a practical guide for any couple looking to beat the roulette-level odds of actually staying together forever.

September 4
Simon & Schuster Digital Sales LLC

Customer Reviews

tommyt1234 ,

Just OK

It's book is essentially just a collection of stories from divorced people relating their opinions on romance, marriage and divorce. The stories are wound together by the narrative of the single, 30-something author's own quest to find Mrs, Right.

Interesting...yes, but this is not a book that is really going to help you if you are having troubles in your own marriage. There is a lot of opinion here and the only attempt to be helpful and objective is a short list of very general questions at the end of the book

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