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Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give
Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give
Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give
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Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give

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Evaluare: 3.5 din 5 stele



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Inspired by her wildly popular New York Times essay The Wedding Toast I'll Never Give, Ada Calhoun provides a funny (but not flip), smart (but not smug) take on the institution of marriage. Weaving intimate moments from her own married life with frank insight from experts, clergy, and friends, she upends expectations of total marital bliss to present a realistic—but ultimately optimistic—portrait of what marriage is really like. There will be fights, there will be existential angst, there may even be affairs; sometimes you'll look at the person you love and feel nothing but rage. Despite it all, Calhoun contends, staying married is easy: just don't get divorced.

Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give offers bracing straight talk to the newly married and honors those who have weathered the storm. This exploration of modern marriage is at once wise and entertaining, a work of unexpected candor and literary grace.
Data lansării16 mai 2017
Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give

Ada Calhoun

Ada Calhoun was the founding editor-in-chief of the award-winning parenting site Babble.com. She is the co-author of Gunn's Golden Rules: Life's Little Lessons for Making it Work, and has written for The New York Times, New York magazine, the New York Post, Salon.com and Time magazine. She lives in New York City with her husband and young son.

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  • Evaluare: 4 din 5 stele
    A sort of memoir in essays, this book explores what it's like to be married. Not a self-help book, but definitely a memoir that could help you think about what marriage is. Insightful and pleasant, even when it was difficult. A good read.
  • Evaluare: 3 din 5 stele
    A collection of memoir-ish essays in which Ada Calhoun reflects on the advice she'd give in wedding toasts if she could completely honest about the realities of marriage from her position as a woman married nearly twenty years. The conceit of toasts falls apart pretty quickly here as the book is really more a collection of essays reflecting on some of the challenges in Calhoun's marriage with her husband, Neal. While some of the essays had me laughing at some reactions in recognition, I found that more often the quotations from writers/religious leaders were more intriguing insights than Calhoun's own (Tolkien had some fascinating thoughts on marriage). I did rub the wrong way against some of her thoughts on fidelity and monogamy as she seemed to consider it much more fluid and that that experience was universal, which really doesn't mesh with me. Otherwise, it was funny and occasionally sweet and ultimately a very fast read. Cautiously recommended.
  • Evaluare: 5 din 5 stele
    These mediations on marriage are thought-provoking, and perspective-lending, and relatable, and inspiring, and hopeful, and wry. I rarely buy books, but I’ll be buying this one to mark up and revisit, which is probably the best endorsement I can give.