A few months ago (when I was still healthy and went to the gym regularly) I was reading O Magazine and came across a little blurb about a book called Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough by Lori Gottlieb. Admittedly, the title was a little off-putting, but the description sounded interesting. Last week, the night before I headed to Phoenix, I decided to buy it on my Kindle so I’d have something to read on the plane.
So, I really think that this book is a must read for ANY single person who wants to get married. And actually, it’s probably not a bad read for married people who might be contemplating divorce. It just has a lot of very realistic information about dating/marriage and it’s pretty well researched. Maybe it’s just by business oriented mind, but I loved the way she talked about maximizing vs. satisficing and the concept of “pricing” in dating.
I know there are plenty of people who are turned off by the title, and the book. No one who wants to “fall in love in a movie” wants to face the reality of a real marriage. And for those people who don’t want to ever get married, um…don’t waste your time. I, for one, would like to get married at some point and I think this book had some great information and is actually quite inspiring. As a result I now have, what I am calling, The Two Year Plan. Basically, I’m going to take the dating bull by its horns and get on with my life.
But really, this post isn’t just about this particular book. Because I am finishing up my month of love…
Feb. 27 – I love reading!