Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give

Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give

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WW Norton
Inspired by her viral New York Times “Modern Love” essay “The Wedding Toast I’ll Never Give”, Ada Calhoun’s memoir is a witty, poignant exploration of the beautiful complexity of marriage.
We hear plenty about whether or not to get married, but much less about what it takes to stay married. Clichés around marriage—eternal bliss, domestic harmony, soul mates—leave out the real stuff. After marriage you may still want to sleep with other people. Sometimes your partner will bore the hell out of you. And when stuck paying for your spouse’s mistakes, you might miss being single.In Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give, Ada Calhoun presents an unflinching but also loving portrait of her own marriage, opening a long-overdue conversation about the institution as it truly is: not the happy ending of a love story or a relic doomed by high divorce rates, but the beginning of a challenging new chapter of which “the first twenty years are the hardest.”Calhoun’s funny, poignant personal essays explore the bedrooms of modern coupledom for a nuanced discussion of infidelity, existential anxiety, and the many other obstacles to staying together. Both realistic and openhearted, Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give offers a refreshing new way to think about marriage as a brave, tough, creative decision to stay with another person for the rest of your life. “What a burden,” Calhoun calls marriage, “and what a gift.”

Baker & Taylor
A collection of personal essays presents unflinching views on the challenging and beautiful complexity of marriage, drawing on the author's experiences in her own marriage to explore the obstacles to staying together.

Baker
& Taylor

A collection of poignant essays on the beautiful complexity of marriage, inspired by the author's wildly popular New York Times essay, weaves intimate moments from her own married life with the frank insights of experts, clergy and friends to challenge perceptions and depict more realistic views of married life.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, c2017
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393254792
Branch Call Number: 306.81 CAL
Characteristics: 192 p. ;,22 cm.

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multcolib_karene Oct 01, 2017

A realistic, insightful look at marriage.

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