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Thursday, March 25, 2010

A Shameless Endorsement

She's gotten a lot of flack from women who say she's selling out the gender by asking them to settle, but as a man I've got to take Lori Gottlieb's new book, Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough, seriously.

Most other books I've read on women and relationships-- and in the interests of science I've read more than I care to-- give a lot of lip service to women's continued fantasies of having their cake and eating it too (but not gaining a pound). Gottlieb lays it on the line, putting herself out there as a case study and revealing the myriad ways in which a generation of women have traded in ground-floor feminism for Sex and the City fabulosity.

Buy it to own and/or share, or just keep reading it at the bookstore until you're done (ghetto library style). And remember: Men like to swim in settled, not choppy waters.

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