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Marry Him

The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough

This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.


An eye-opening, funny, painful, and always truthful in-depth examination of modern relationships and a wake-up call for single women about getting real about Mr. Right.

You have a fulfilling job, great friends, and the perfect apartment. So what if you haven’t found “The One” just yet. He’ll come along someday, right?
But what if he doesn’t?  Or what if Mr. Right had been, well, Mr. Right in Front of You—but you passed him by? Nearing forty and still single, journalist Lori Gottlieb started to wonder: What makes for lasting romantic fulfillment, and are we looking for those qualities when we’re dating? Are we too picky about trivial things that don’t matter, and not picky enough about the often overlooked things that do?
In Marry Him, Gottlieb explores an all-too-common dilemma—how to reconcile the desire for a happy marriage with a list of must-haves and deal-breakers so long and complicated that many great guys get misguidedly eliminated. On a quest to find the answer, Gottlieb sets out on her own journey in search of love, discovering wisdom and surprising insights from sociologists and neurobiologists, marital researchers and behavioral economists—as well as single and married men and women of all generations.

From Publishers Weekly

Jan 25, 2010 – Building on her Atlantic article, 40-something single mom Gottlieb (Stick Figure) sought the advice of matchmakers, dating coaches, clergy, economists, and psychologists in her quest for a husband. She learned that women today bring a dangerous sense of entitlement to dating. Instead, Gottlieb says, women need to be more open-minded and realistic, and just choose the best available option when it comes to a mate and appreciate him. Although familiar, the advice doled out also makes good sense, and Gottlieb is personable and appealing.

Customer Reviews


This book can be summed up in few sentences, if not, a paragraph. First few pages to the first chapter says it all. Read the sample, it's good enough. There's really nothing more to it.

So happy I read this!

When I read Lori's article in the Atlantic, I was shocked, saddened, and a little angry. Fortunately, it left me hungry for more. I wanted to read the entire story before deciding exactly how I felt about her theories, learnings, and advice. Now, it all makes absolute sense and I completely agree with her. This book is not about settling at all! It's not offensive or even scary which was the impression the article gave me. It's simply a reality check for us 20 and 30 year old women. I saw myself in so many of the anecdotes and I feel enlightened!

Eye opening

A great book to make you really open your eyes to how you should be dating. Really made a lot of sense and I am so glad I took the time to read this book.

Marry Him
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Published: Feb 04, 2010
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Print Length: 336 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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