Monday, February 15, 2010

To settle or not?

I enjoyed this interview by Sarah Hepola. Gottlieb says, "I want somebody who has my back and whose back I have, and I want somebody who, when the kitchen sink breaks, can help with that."

And David Ehrenstein replies, "Get a dog -- and for that sink, hire a plumber." (See the comments section.)

No shit.

Lori Gottlieb on "Settling for Mr. Good Enough"

Nonfiction -
Rare is the book that infuriates and captivates like Lori Gottlieb's latest. From its unapologetic goal -- to help unhappy single ladies get hitched! -- to its grabby, "oh no she didn't" title ("Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough"),  women haven't argued about a dating book so ferociously since we first learned he just wasn't that into us. "Surprisingly, unnervingly convincing," wrote Alex Kuczynski at O magazine, while over at the Daily Beast, Liesl Schillinger tarred it as "whining, capricious, corrosive." In the meantime,  Tobey Maguire's production company snapped up the movie rights, and Gottlieb has been interviewed everywhere from Dr. Phil to the "Today" show.


Susan Thurston said...

It strikes me that men have been doing this for decades: when they think it's time to get hitched, they marry whomever is at hand and good enough.

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